Pugsley's Signature Series: Imperial Porter
Shipyard Brewing Company

Pugsley's Signature Series:  Imperial PorterPugsley's Signature Series:  Imperial Porter
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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Imperial Porter
3.72 | pDev: 12.37%
Sep 23, 2021
Nov 16, 2008
A full-bodied, very dark, malty beer with a good roasted character. The beer has an OG of 1.070, rounding out after fermentation with just a slight residual sweetness and cutting dry at the finish.
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, light chocolate, slightly sour, hints of smoke. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pugsley’s Signature Series: Imperial Porter from Shipyard Brewing. Purchased 11/10/20 for $ 9.25 (Including tax and discount) for 22 oz SCREW-TOP bottle ($ 0.420/oz) from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Reviewed 6/1/21.
Undated bottle. On room temperature shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Served at 50.9 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 55.9 degrees.
Appearance – 3.25.
First pour – Amber brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Deep brown (SRM 30), opaque. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Average (Maximum one cm, aggressive center pour), buff, medium density, short retention, leaving a two to five mm crown fed by effervescence, and a thin partial cap. Second pour high density 0.8 cm.
Lacing – Fair. Thin strands of extremely tiny bubbles forming occasional tiny stalactites and stalagmites, connected by short, thin columns.
Aroma – 3.25 – Begins vaguely sweet with a bit of chocolate malt, no hops, and no yeast. Weak.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly bitter with a chocolate malt taste, no hops, no yeast. No alcohol (7.1 % ABV, as marked on container) found in either nose or taste. Gastric warming does not occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25 (After deducting 0.25 point for an undated container) Quite nondescript. Very drinkable but certainly not something I’ll seek out unless they start dating the bottles. The hops are certainly well-hidden, not unexpected for Fuggles and Golding, but the suppression of Warrior makes me think this bottle is old.
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 3.11 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2017
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cellared 5 plus years. A little concerned that the ABV is a little low for it being cellar for 5 year. A massive two finger head with okay retention. The head is medium light tan head that is rocky and foamy. The color of the beer dark brown with some reddish brown hues.

N: A nice dark roasted malt with coffee, chocolate, so port notes, raisins, molasses, and dried figs.

T: A rich roasted malt with coffee, chocolate, port, raisins, bread, molasses, dried figs, yeast, and earthy.

M: A strong carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy.

This is far better than the barleywine that I tried a few days ago. It is a good example of baltic porter, I can taste the age on the bottle. I think I pushed it a tad too far. A good beer nonetheless.
Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by Magister_Beav from Vermont

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Sep 03, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cellared 2 years. L: deep brilliant chestnut, 2” tan finely bubbled foam cap, moussey and persistent head S: a touch of sherry and over ripe fruit T: Caramel, not a lot of roast, some intense creaminess, hints of cola and chocolate, traces of pepper. F: medium high carbonation, medium to medium full body O: A big, interesting porter that handles 2 years in the cellar quite well.
Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by rderedin from Maine

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by RevCraig from Canada (ON)

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by pwdiamond from Connecticut

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.2 by drinkfella from Florida

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by mscudder from Georgia

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by JMBSH from Colorado

Jul 12, 2014
Pugsley's Signature Series: Imperial Porter from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 273 ratings