Southampton Imperial Porter | Southampton Publick House

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3.6/5
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326 Ratings
Southampton Imperial PorterSouthampton Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,478
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
326
pDev:
13.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Photo of VoxRationis
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Served at Crooked Ladder Brewery, recently acquired by Southampton Brewery, into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours dark brown with a thin light tan head which dissipates very rapidly. Little lacing.
S: Aromas of burnt black coffee and unsweetened cocoa.
T: Somewhat sugary, but overwhelmed by charred flavor. Overly bitter without solid offsetting sweetness.
M: Surprisingly light bodied, making it come across as a bit thin. Little effervescence.
O: Not a strong representative of the category. Burnt flavor is off putting, but, even without this, really just misses the mark.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown color with a foamy eggshell white colored head. Nice speckled lace. The aroma had some caramel and roasted malts, touch of sugar. The flavor was basically the same with some burnt toast to it. Sweet malty to almost sugary aftertaste. Quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation. Pretty smooth along my tongue. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, I can see it as suggested by the brewer, but did it really come together as expected? In my opinion, not as much. It wasn’t bad, it just seemed to lean sweeter than I had hoped for.

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Photo of EMH73
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muchos
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldManMetal
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This dark-brown, translucent, effervescent porter sports orange highlights and a thin, brief-lived, slightly pebbly light-brown head that leaves thick bands and cavelets of lacing. The aroma is medium-big, leading with milk chocolate and raisin notes, backed by a blend of light-charactered caramel and cola with hints of butterscotch and dark fruit; slight alcohol overtones ride atop it all. The palate is a slightly bitter indeterminate dark malt flavor that touches on dark, bitter chocolate, dark toffee and dark fruit, all over a modest undercurrent of alcohol. The finish is a modest hit of toffee and booze, followed by a mild bitter chocolate flavor that lingers for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is on point for the medium-full body, and the texture is medium-creamy, slightly sticky and medium-peppery from the well-expressed carbonation. Quite crisp and drinkable for how robust the flavor is, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. (12 oz bottle, no date)

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Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks decent enough, thin lacing around the rim. Not much on the nose, faint malt, not much else. Taste is very good though, everything you want from a porter, dark chocolate, light coffee with some dark fruits mixed in.feel is a bit thin but aside from that it's still a good porter.

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Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mccorak
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cookies
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of syndelee
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought the Southampton Imperial Porter was very good. It poured an opaque black with no head and no lace. The scent had nice roast. The taste was coffee and hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall this is a good porter and worth a try.

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Photo of lastmango
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
2.21/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OldSmaug
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig8713r
4.77/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I generally drink dark beers. this was the smoothest beers i have had in many years. I had it directly at the brewery when i was on vacation in Montauk, NY at the end of Sept and begining of Oct 2015. Ended up taking a six pack back to the hotel. Enjoyed the flavor, aroma and taste very much. Definitely a 10 on a scale of 1-10.

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Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FickleBeast
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Savor snifter.

Pours pitch black with a finger of foam. Aroma is mild, some roasted malts, a hint of plum, licorice, but nothing too strong. First sip is has a nice plum like sweetness. Some toffee notes, a hint of figs and fruitiness. Finishes fairly clean with low bitterness and a slight alcohol burn.

Overall, this is a solid Imperial Porter. Nothing spectacular, but this drinks nice.

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Photo of Pens1967
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.77/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious taste and mouth feel

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Photo of mltobin
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morebeergood
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 326 ratings
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