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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Royal Impy StoutPortsmouth Royal Impy Stout

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 63
Gots: 9 | 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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phuntasy

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +15.2%

03-14-2014 05:28:18 | More by phuntasy
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lostsurf24

Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +12%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 03:07:15 | More by lostsurf24
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MontereyBay831

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-30-2013 16:42:44 | More by MontereyBay831
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-03-2014 21:20:38 | More by liquorpig
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2013 21:59:24 | More by Mike
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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jadler16

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-02-2014 18:20:05 | More by jadler16
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-11-2013 17:58:31 | More by atone315
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-09-2014 18:30:04 | More by Syraquse
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jjnasty

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-05-2013 01:44:03 | More by jjnasty
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-30-2013 14:01:18 | More by outoffocus
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-04-2014 22:55:13 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-04-2013 02:39:58 | More by TripelMark
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BaconCheeseburg

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-27-2013 22:48:11 | More by BaconCheeseburg
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kdmcguire10

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-20-2013 20:44:00 | More by kdmcguire10
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603BeerMe

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2013 04:03:22 | More by 603BeerMe
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-02-2013 18:17:24 | More by rowingbrewer
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-16-2014 13:11:06 | More by Fettpopps
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

03-10-2014 03:03:56 | More by jwps214
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-16-2014 20:08:07 | More by iL0VEbeer
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CrazyJoeDavola57

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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brianv26

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 01:37:54 | More by gueuzedreg
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Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.