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Southampton Imperial Russian Stout - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

282 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 387
Gots: 93 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2002)
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%

Bottle provided by HenrikO as an extra (!) in our most recent trade. Bottle 112 out of 450, from the 2013 release.

Appearance is a very very dark brown. Nice, but not the inky black I like to see in the stout world. The head is the color of lightly creamed coffee, very nice.

Aroma is nice dark fruits, some char and roast, coffee, slight booze.

Taste exceeds the aroma. Just a very well executed traditional imperial stout. Nice low levels of roast. Very nice dark fruits and slight booze. Hops are very background, if noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is on point. Filling, coating. Very well done stout.

Overall: This is the stout that KtG wanted to be. Well done. I just stumbled into this bottle, thanks to a great trading partner. Wish it wasn't so limited, as I would love some more for the cellar, and fridge. Delicious.

07-28-2013 13:08:31 | More by mikecharley
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Treebs

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

750 ml bottle served in a Southampton oversized snifter. Big thanks to cosmicevan for throwing the guy my way. Bottle #281/450, 2013 vintage.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark mocha head forming on the pour. Very nice retention as it recedes to a thick head and collar. Sticky lace left down the glass.

S: Nice roasted malts, some char and some dark fruit. Creamy, bready malts with some light cocoa and coffee bean notes as well. Some sweet molasses on the back end as well.

T: Nice roasted malts with a slight hint of char. Coffee grounds with some dark chocolate. Some sweet boozy notes mixes with some molasses and a little bit of dried bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a nice drinkability. Medium carbonation trending towards the lower end of the spectrum. Smooth finish.

O: A really nice stout. Lots of char and chocolate with a nice sweetness form the alcohol to cut it. Not the most hidden booze for ~10%, but it doesn't detract from the overall drinkability of the beer.

07-16-2013 00:47:46 | More by Treebs
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LoveStout

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-06-2013 21:07:29 | More by LoveStout
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frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-02-2013 19:50:00 | More by frankthetank86
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-02-2013 07:46:49 | More by beernads
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-24-2013 20:44:00 | More by BMart
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2013 22:17:18 | More by mobius387
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-23-2013 14:58:22 | More by Kirk
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-23-2013 14:11:50 | More by ShanePB
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-12-2013 17:30:29 | More by POTABLE83
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +5%

Bottle label: 2013 version, bottle #149 out of 450.

Appearance: pours a black chocolate color with a mil chocolate colored 2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam.

Smell: roasted malt, chocolate, and some alcohol come through to the nose.

Taste: big roasted malt, dark bread, and dark chocolate flavors here. Prunes, a bit of molasses, and a hearty bitterness rounds out this big beer. Alcohol provides a bit of warming after you swallow.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth at the start, velvety at the finish with some warmth and a touch of dryness. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: Super RIS. Very slow sipping, but this is a meal in a glass. Expensive at $16 a bottle, but worth the splurge.

06-07-2013 19:59:20 | More by Gavage
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-05-2013 23:06:56 | More by jkane101
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%

2011 edition.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a snifter. Served north of 62º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a dark chocolate head of a thick frothy consistency. Body color is a near black, moderate viscosity. Head retention is above average despite some bubbly activity. Really pleasing appearance with a great deal of depth in the head and body. 4.5

(Smell) Bitter roasted malts, mild syrupy sweetness. Mild funk and cardboard from moderate oxidation. Potency is high on aroma. Very high potency and sharp tones. 4

(Taste) Cocoa nibs, black malt bitterness, graham crackers, touches of mild fruit character, cherry. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Textures of mild syrup, mellow viscosity and moderate thickness. Carbonation is light and creamy. Alcohol presence is medium. Body is shy of heavy for the style, and heavy overall. 4.25

(Overall) A really deep and complex RIS with a ton of flavor and character. No regrets trying this one. 4.25

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05-28-2013 05:18:19 | More by Jadjunk
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-20-2013 20:16:45 | More by InspectorBob
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-13-2013 01:38:34 | More by Stouttyme
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beast464

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-01-2013 01:48:56 | More by beast464
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-17-2013 03:00:08 | More by VonZipper
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-01-2013 19:42:22 | More by Quackus
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.2%

03-24-2013 22:37:46 | More by Anonymous1
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-24-2013 22:30:56 | More by Sparky44
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-17-2013 06:29:22 | More by Rollzroyce21
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

02-09-2013 20:49:57 | More by nrbw23
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2013 05:02:17 | More by t0rin0
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-28-2013 21:13:16 | More by Ungertaker
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-19-2013 02:34:04 | More by iL0VEbeer
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout from Southampton Publick House
94 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.