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
English Porter
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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Rated: 3.9 by cmukid87 from Michigan

Feb 25, 2019
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.23 by rsquared59 from Indiana

Nov 11, 2017
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.34 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Jul 05, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by mcrawford from Michigan

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

May 14, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by tommy5 from Michigan

May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 2.98 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
My favorite Michigan porter!
Mar 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by rjcoy06 from Michigan

Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Stu_Grimson from Michigan

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Mikecd234 from Michigan

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Timc32 from Michigan

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by strohme2 from Michigan

Sep 21, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by Gemini6 from Michigan

May 01, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by arthurry from Michigan

Feb 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by robwestcott from Indiana

Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by moshea from Michigan

Feb 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3.98 by EuphonicHops from Virginia

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by atrocity from Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by irish6174 from Michigan

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 4 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 4.28 by _morandi_ from California

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by heavydetour from Michigan

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by bozodogbreath from Indiana

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by DuffDadddy from Ohio

Sep 15, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by Doublechar0517 from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2014
Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 313 ratings