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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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321 Ratings

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 405
Gots: 96 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into the South Hampton release snifter.

A: Pours a thick black in color with a beautiful coffee colored head with good head retention and lacing.

S: Bittersweet chocolate, cacao nibs, plums, dark roasted malts, faint earthy hops. The aroma has a bit of smokiness to it as well.

T: Burnt malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, plums, figs, molasses, smoke, bitter dark coffee, slight hop bitterness. Impressively smooth.

M: Full bodied smooth, viscous, soft carbonation with a pretty dry finish.

O: Overall a fantastic RIS. For such a big beer it's so smooth, alcohol is barely present. Glad I picked up 4 bottles of this beast.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 01/28/2012
Type: On Tap @ Release
Glass: Commemorative SH Release Snifter
Vintage: 2012

Have been going to this release every year since 2008, have sampled numerous times, but never took the time to enter in a review.

Pours a viscous looking midnight black in color w/ a 11/2 finger medium brown head that left heavy, sticky lacing on the glass for days. Aromas of charred malts, burnt brown sugar, dark chocolate, molasses, smokiness, and that unique vanilla marshmallow note. The taste starts off w/ sweet molasses, vanilla marshmallow, and charred malts up front, leading into peated smokiness, and finishing w/ a good amount of herbal hop bitterness. Full bodied and creamy w/ adequate carbonation. Definately a sipper, but that's what it was designed for.

Overall, fantastic as usual! Phil Markowski and SH strike again, but do they ever miss!?

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the release thisyear. Poured this into the release day commemorative snifters. Deep chocolate mud jusr like last year. Roasted chocolate malts on the nose. Deep dark chocolate roastiness. Much like last year, nut not nearly as hot. Drinking great from the tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Shane for sharing this at a recent small tasting at sirotan’s up in Ann Arbor. 2010 vintage.

Appearance – Pours into my tulip with a dark black color and about a half finger of mocha colored head that dissipates slowly leaving some nice lacing.

Smell – Loads of bittersweet cocoa/chocolate and roasted malts. This is always a positive sign to me because it means the initial aromas are not too sweet...which personally is a bit off putting for a RIS. A hint of molasses and caramel, but again it is not the dominant aroma.

Taste – Char, roasted malts, and bittersweet chocolate up front. A very dry stout. Mixes in with just a hint of sweet molasses (and a touch of toffee).

Mouthfeel – Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy, finishes dry.

Overall – A great RIS. Very glad I was able to try this due to a generous BA. Would seek out in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Southampton Imperial Russian Stout from Southampton Publick House
93 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.