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Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter) - Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 69
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  9.15% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Robust Porter.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 10-13-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

apasternak, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

GRG1313, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

adamant1912, May 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

thickgirth, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

johnyb, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JamesShoemaker, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Stinger80OH, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

LoveStout, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

acurtis, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

djrn2, Apr 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

lic217, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

AGust82, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My love-hate relationship with Shorts Brewing is being won over today by my second excellent offering from their brewery. This porter pours a deep almost black mahogany with a nice tan head and substantial tan lacing. The aroma is overwhelmed by rich chocolate, sweet malt, and a touch of hops. The mouth is smooth and creamy. Fairly heavy for a porter but strictly in the best of ways. The flavor adds a significant amount of coffee and roast to the notes found in the nose. Their is surprisingly little alcohol bite given the abv. It is very drinkable and enjoyable. Shorts is still the quintessential hit or miss brewery for me but this is definitely a hit.

lochef81, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MichPaul, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

chewy6935, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Lukafer, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JVoyager, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

moarmare, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, no bottling date. Generously extra'd by Kevin, thanks man! Poured into a Bell's snifter today, 3/18/2014.

App- Pitch black, opaque body that does not illuminate to light at all. One finger dark mocha head with good retention, eventually drops into a thick brown collar. Nice lacing. Beautiful porter.

Smell- A ton of roast malt, milk chocolate, a bit of smoke, earthy hops. Very complex and screams "porter".

Flavour- Very complex. A lot of roast malt, milk chocolate sweetness and an interesting faint bubble-gum like finish that is barely covered up by an earthy bitterness which could be from the hops or roasted malts.

Mouthfeel- Fantastic full bodied, creamy feel on the palate. Finish is a bit astringent and bitter earthiness that makes this a bit harder to drink than a typical pub porter would be. Still, I'm impressed by how full bodied this porter is.

Overall- Excellent example of a porter that I enjoyed very much. It rivals Edmund Fitzgerald and Black Butte, and is somewhere in between those and Everett Porter, which still reigns supreme in the Porter category. Anyway, this is probably the one Short's beer that I'm most impressed with so far.

Stevedore, Mar 19, 2014
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter) from Short's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.