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

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Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)
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4.21/5
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311 Ratings
Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.15%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Robust Porter.

Added by BeerBeing on 10-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,400
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
311
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
35
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of rsquared59
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
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.

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
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.

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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

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.

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2.98/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
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.

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite Michigan porter!

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikecd234
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Short's Publican Porter (Imperial London Porter) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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