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

Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)
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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Porter - English
4.21 | pDev: 8.55%
Feb 25, 2019
Oct 13, 2007
Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)
Notes: A Robust Porter.
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3.9 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Feb 25, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2/14/17, had 9/11/17.

Pours a very dark brown, opaque, with a half inch head and a decent amount of soapy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, light vanilla and coffee, a little smoke. Smells great. The taste also starts with roasted malt, then dark, bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, coffee, light cocoa and fudge. Has a good amount of bitterness. Smooth, well carbonated, a good medium body.

This is a terrific porter. Roasty but not heavy, bursting with flavor and aroma. Wish I would have bought more than one bottle. Definitely well worth a purchase.

Mar 04, 2018
4.23 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Nov 11, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by kevanb from Illinois

12oz bottle, undated but know to be fresh, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep and dark brown color, nearly black with a thick finger of caramel head, good retention that yields loads of soapy lace. The aroma is nice, lots of roast, very robust with plenty of malted barley, dark grain, very bready, a bit of nuttiness, light dark chocolate and a touch of piney hop, solid for the style. The flavors are good, a bit thinner and not as well developed, strong roasted grain, nice dark brown bread toast, lightly nutty with a slight acidity akin to coffee with smooth but bitter dark chocolate and a light piney hop profile. The mouthfeel is good, lively medium body, delicate texture despite the heftiness that coats well and finishes dryly and with a crisp bite.

Verdict: A good porter from Short's. Very traditional and fairly spot on for the style, the ABV is hidden well but I wish it had just a bit more body and less carbonation. A very good representation of the style.

Nov 08, 2017
4.34 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Jul 05, 2017
3.98 by mcrawford from Michigan on Jun 07, 2017
4.13 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on May 14, 2017
3.84 by tommy5 from Michigan on May 13, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours a deep dark chocolate fudge color with a thick deep beige head that is quick to fade.Dark roast coffee and bitter chocolate really stand out in the nose.Dark roast coffee and some earth upfront on the palate with unsweetened chocolate and faint brown sugar round out a pretty dry flavor profile.The alcohol is pretty well hidden and the body is a little slick,pretty damn good.

May 11, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

One of my favorite porters, so glad it came back after so long. The pour is rich and dark, with a few fingers of creamy, mocha colored head. Big roasty aromas of burnt coffee and cocoa powder, which follows through to the taste,along woh biscuit malt and subtle dark fruit flavors. Smooth, rich, and full feel.

May 02, 2017
2.98 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Apr 30, 2017
4.18 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Apr 01, 2017
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3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by WesMantooth from Ohio

Dark black and viscous. Huge dark tan head that is frothy.

Smells like bakers chocolate and slightly smoky roasted barley. Very robust.l with some licorice bitterness.

It tastes like bitter chocolate and charred grains. I get a lot of licorice and some coffee grounds. Starting to taste like a RIS to me.

Very full, heavy, creamy body.

Let's not kid ourselves. This is a stout, if not an imperial one. Very good with an intense flavor and thick body. I scored it according to style one way and my enjoyment overall.

Mar 28, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phoodcritic from Michigan

My favorite Michigan porter!

Mar 28, 2017
4 by rjcoy06 from Michigan on Mar 25, 2017
4.23 by Stu_Grimson from Michigan on Mar 20, 2017
4.46 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Mar 17, 2017
3.93 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Mar 14, 2017
4.21 by Mikecd234 from Michigan on Mar 12, 2017
4.1 by Timc32 from Michigan on Mar 11, 2017
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 14, 2016
4.04 by strohme2 from Michigan on Sep 21, 2016
4.37 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2015
4.5 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Jun 28, 2015
4.02 by Gemini6 from Michigan on May 01, 2015
4.5 by Winston3737 from Michigan on Feb 27, 2015
4.5 by arthurry from Michigan on Feb 18, 2015
4 by robwestcott from Indiana on Feb 08, 2015
4 by moshea from Michigan on Feb 04, 2015
4 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 08, 2014
3.98 by EuphonicHops from Virginia on Dec 07, 2014
4 by jaymo18 from Virginia on Dec 07, 2014
4 by atrocity from Virginia on Dec 05, 2014
4.5 by irish6174 from Michigan on Nov 21, 2014
4 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota on Nov 07, 2014
4.28 by _morandi_ from California on Oct 30, 2014
4.4 by heavydetour from Michigan on Oct 19, 2014
4.5 by bozodogbreath from Indiana on Sep 20, 2014
4.2 by DuffDadddy from Ohio on Sep 15, 2014
4.52 by Doublechar0517 from Kentucky on Sep 11, 2014
Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 313 ratings