Sucellus (North Sound Imperial Porter) - Seattle

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by jpbebeau, Jun 14, 2012.

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  1. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (345) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Now that I've filled up my growler a second time, just want to recommend you stop by Last Drop and have a glass while you can. Great stuff:


    ETA: Really have liked a few things from North DNA Oat Red Rye.
  2. jag21

    jag21 Aspirant (289) Apr 21, 2010 Washington
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    Had this when it was on tap at Uber last week - though it was just billed "North Sound Bourbon-Barrel Imperial Porter". Delicious.
  3. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (345) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Yeah, just called "Imperial Porter" at Last Drop. Finding the correct name for a beer on tap (especially at a restaurant) is way more difficult than it should be.
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  4. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,685) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    This is a pet peeve of mine. Especially if a brewery does a lot of one-offs, I don't think it's too much to ask for the bar to use the name the brewery gave the beer. Add in the fact that a lot of breweries don't update their websites for every brew, and you can go nuts trying to figure out which beer you actually had.
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  5. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Even more true of restaurants.
  6. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Is it bourbon-barrel aged? The description from the brewery doesn't say it is...
  7. jag21

    jag21 Aspirant (289) Apr 21, 2010 Washington
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    Good question - I only know that the imperial porter at Uber was apparently bourbon barrel aged. I didn't get strong bourbon flavors, but the beer had nice wood and vanilla notes. It was also listed at 10% or just above (if I remember correctly), not 9.5% like on the Succelus profile page and the brewery site. Succelus might have been the base of the beer that was at Uber. To further confuse matters, the only review on BA of Succelus mentions bourbon flavors.
  8. grainbillxs

    grainbillxs Initiate (122) Dec 22, 2004 Washington

    But then if breweries and fans start keeping track, next thing you know someone will want labels and bottles, and then we get a bunch of hyped up "it" beers.
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  9. ccrida

    ccrida Poo-Bah (2,976) May 26, 2006 Oregon

    forget the interwebs, sip, savor and enjoy
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  10. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (345) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    I emailed North Sound to find out the scoop. They're quickly becoming one of my favorite local breweries; I also asked for more info on a beer I had during Seattle Beer Week. Their 101 IIPA at Washington Brewers Fest was excellent as well. Here's what Kurt at North Sound had to say:

  11. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    I know it was fantastic. My review came from last year's Phinney Ridge event.
  12. NWer

    NWer Crusader (707) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    You were at the Phinney Ridge event! So was I. I had so much fun at that one I'm eagerly waiting for it again this year.
    Also, I share the love for North Sound. One of my favorites.
  13. derkruk

    derkruk Initiate (141) Oct 22, 2004 Washington
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  14. NWer

    NWer Crusader (707) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Sound is in Poulsbo and North Sound is in Mount Vernon and yup, the Summer one is the one I had in mind.
    Thanks for the link. Makes it easy to pencil in the one for this year
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