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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 61
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Auror on 02-25-2013)
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

phuntasy, Mar 14, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Grabbed myself a Snifter on tap release day at the Brewery, so about as new and fresh as it gets. Wonder how this would do with some time?

Apprearance - Dark, oily, brown 1.5 finger tan head. Receded somewhat quickly but some nice lacing on the glass

Smell - Caramel, dark fruits, Toffee, raisins, Chocolate

Taste - Hard to tell served cold, First was some sweetness of the caramel and chocolate then the dark fruits, raisin, toffee and molasses blends all together with a faint hit of alcahol but damn does she OR he hide it well. Easy to drink but enjoyable and still a social sipper. That should be a class of beer???

Mouthfeel - I find it to be quite nice, a bit oily and chewy and coated the mouth nicely. It invited me for another sip right away. I hadn't felt that in quite some time from a beer. Warming but not boozy. Again she OR HE hides "their" strength well.

Overall - Be aware...and respect the new Brewers Beer. He made a New beer people SHOULD hype and COULD hype as in years past. Excellent beer for the style. Well done...

lostsurf24, Feb 26, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml? bottle into a CS snifter

A- Deep mocha brown, thin lacing around the glass with minimal head.

S- Where do I start with this. I am getting a mash of fig, dark fruit, chocolate, toffee. So decadent. Love the smell. I like it in the same way that I like Zhukov.

T- I am getting roasted plum, dark fruits, cream, chocolate, definitive fig in this one. Normally I hate fig, but I like it in this one.

M- Rich, creamy, maybe the best attribute toward this brew. Incredibly well put together.

O- This is my first Portsmouth brew, and I am very impressed. I would not be surprised if my rating is higher than average. Very well put together brew. Tastes like a Westy 12 mixed perfectly with a top tier RIS. Cheers Mike!

gueuzedreg, Jan 11, 2014
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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.