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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 71
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Auror on 02-25-2013

A super dark, fulll-bodied Russian Imperial Stout with flavors of dark chocolate, raisins and sweet coffee that takes over the mouth. As it warms hints of aged oak help balance the alcohol in the finish. Layers of flavors in this beer is proof that great things do come in small packages.

50 IBU

2013 - Capped.
2014 - Corked & Caged. 984 numbered bottles.
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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 18
Photo of SomethingClever
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

350ml corked and caged poured into snifter

A: pitch black as stouts are wont to be had a pretty nice light chocolate head that disappears to nothing

S: chocolate, licorice, smells sweet

T: a lot of sweetness, some roast nice stout flavor some licorice and chocolate

M: A full mouthfeel but not lush or creamy a little thin

O: This is a solid stout if not a tad bit too sweet, it needs a little more mouth and a little bit more complexity to make it great. It's solid big not memorable

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ssuraci
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerguykirk
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beer on tap at the brewery. Looks great actually a decent amount of head for a 12%er. Smells of sweet malt not much else. Taste does not follow the nose, chocolate coffee, toffee, and caramel sweetness with a semi dry finish. Overall completely impressed. Then something magical happened the beer tender showed up with a cask drawn strawberry version of the impy. First sip no strawberry wondering if I misheard. Then it showed up on the back end of the pallet. Not the typical overly cloying sweet fruit stout. This is a masterpiece. Hats off to the Portsmouth brewery, well done. Kate the great, never heard of her...

Photo of earljones199
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScotNH
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NEhophead
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swalsh666
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 is great on draft. Far better balanced and rich. Strong alcohol character. Will age well.

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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gingerfart
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Pwbres
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
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