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Southampton Imperial Baltic Porter - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial Baltic PorterSouthampton Imperial Baltic Porter

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BA SCORE
89
very good

364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 35
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 02-13-2003)
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Photo of Ryanm1
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not much in the way of anything for this beer. Indestinct generic taste as if it had the same malty consistency of a Guinness. Although it says it's an imperial the abv of seven plus is disguised well. Not much of a finish but a slight bitterness.

Photo of blckwiteboy
1.33/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is not an imperial beer at all. An imperial ale starts at 9%. The brewery fools people buy naming and saying the beer is stronger than it is. They have other beers named similarly and they don't match style. I drank the beer and was the first craft beer I ever poured down the drain. It was weak in flavor and lacked everything a porter needs. I was more disappointed that the beer deceived me than the taste. But over all its a bad beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, dark bread, light coffee, light licorice, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, raisin, plum, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of earthy roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and fairly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Baltic porter. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southampton Imperial Porter has a medium, beige head, a dark, reddish-brown appearance, and some splotchy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, some dark cherry, and bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with a rich, coffee and chocolate undertaste. Bitterness is present but is relatively low. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Southampton Imperial Porter finishes semi-dry, easy going, and highly drinkable for a 7.2% alcohol ale. Overall, I think it’s really good.

RJT

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Southampton Imperial Baltic Porter from Southampton Publick House
89 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.