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Sucellus (North Sound Imperial Porter) - Seattle

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by jpbebeau, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (380) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    Now that I've filled up my growler a second time, just want to recommend you stop by Last Drop and have a glass while you can. Great stuff: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23904/75249


    ETA: Really have liked a few things from North Sound...like DNA Oat Red Rye.
  2. jag21

    jag21 Savant (280) Washington Apr 21, 2010

    Had this when it was on tap at Uber last week - though it was just billed "North Sound Bourbon-Barrel Imperial Porter". Delicious.
  3. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (380) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    Yeah, just called "Imperial Porter" at Last Drop. Finding the correct name for a beer on tap (especially at a restaurant) is way more difficult than it should be.
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  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,130) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    This is a pet peeve of mine. Especially if a brewery does a lot of one-offs, I don't think it's too much to ask for the bar to use the name the brewery gave the beer. Add in the fact that a lot of breweries don't update their websites for every brew, and you can go nuts trying to figure out which beer you actually had.
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  5. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,050) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Even more true of restaurants.
  6. bfg75

    bfg75 Aficionado (245) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    Is it bourbon-barrel aged? The description from the brewery doesn't say it is...
  7. jag21

    jag21 Savant (280) Washington Apr 21, 2010

    Good question - I only know that the imperial porter at Uber was apparently bourbon barrel aged. I didn't get strong bourbon flavors, but the beer had nice wood and vanilla notes. It was also listed at 10% or just above (if I remember correctly), not 9.5% like on the Succelus profile page and the brewery site. Succelus might have been the base of the beer that was at Uber. To further confuse matters, the only review on BA of Succelus mentions bourbon flavors.
  8. But then if breweries and fans start keeping track, next thing you know someone will want labels and bottles, and then we get a bunch of hyped up "it" beers.
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  9. ccrida

    ccrida Advocate (535) Oregon May 26, 2006

    forget the interwebs, sip, savor and enjoy
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  10. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (380) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    I emailed North Sound to find out the scoop. They're quickly becoming one of my favorite local breweries; I also asked for more info on a beer I had during Seattle Beer Week. Their 101 IIPA at Washington Brewers Fest was excellent as well. Here's what Kurt at North Sound had to say:

  11. I know it was fantastic. My review came from last year's Phinney Ridge event.
  12. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    You were at the Phinney Ridge event! So was I. I had so much fun at that one I'm eagerly waiting for it again this year.
    Also, I share the love for North Sound. One of my favorites.
  13. derkruk

    derkruk Aficionado (160) Washington Oct 22, 2004

  14. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Sound is in Poulsbo and North Sound is in Mount Vernon and yup, the Summer one is the one I had in mind.
    Thanks for the link. Makes it easy to pencil in the one for this year