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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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• Rooted from the original purveyor of integral ale
• Beer Type: Imperial London Porter

Publican Porter is a full-flavored Imperial porter, with a black, opaque color that leaves a pleasing dark brown lace. Rich, decadent aromas of espresso entice the senses, eventually giving way to subtle biscuit like tones. The use of heavily roasted malt imparts tasty flavors of burnt coffee and dark chocolate, accompanied by a suitable and pleasant bitterness.


UDBeernut's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle from mikem409... Many thanks. Pours jet black with minimal tan head. Nose of dark chocolate and roast coffee grinds. This continues in the mouth with emphasis on dark chocolate, notes of toffee and caramel. Slick full body hides the ABV. Mike’s box was the cure to finding out my boss’s typo took $ out of my pocket. Fucking douche.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Rich chocolate, coffee, and roasty malt flavors. Super smooth with a medium viscosity and an alcohol burn on the finish. Very flavorful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured an opaque, dark brown with a frothy brown head and streaky lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with coco. Chocolate malt taste with a slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is dark coffee, some chocolate, nutty tones as well. Taste is nice punch of coffee/dark chocolate. Good roasty flavors here. Syrupy consistency with a nice chocolate finish. Even better as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours dark unclear black blackish coffee with a beige head. The aroma brings smoke, soy, and roasted chocolate. The flavor brings smoky brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, and subtle coffee. Smooth for the ABV, and creamy and delicious overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Last beer at Savor 2014. A nice 9% to finish off the evening. Nice taste of coffee, chocolate, lightly bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottling date’s disappeared. $2 single poured into a Perfect Pint. Appearance: Pitch black. Looks more like a stout than a porter. Brown head leaving very good lacing. Nice pour. Smell: Very dark. It just smells bitter. Black coffee/roast, dark chocolate, a char sort of aroma as well. Good stuff. Taste/feel: 9.15% is something that really surprises me about this beer. It drinks like it’d be 6.5-7%. A robust flavor that’s not typically seen in a porter. Heavy dark chocolate and roast like the aroma would suggest, with a sort of char-like finish with a lingering bitterness. There’s a bit of sweetness in the sip, almost one that seems to be offered up by a dark fruit kind of flavor. The aftertaste is roasty and a bit smokey even. Lingers a good while. The body is great. Medium mouthfeel with a medium/high carbonation, so it really is more like a porter than a stout in my mind. I had to bump up the taste and overall rating of this brew a tick for the simple fact that it (somehow) only costs $2 for a single. This is a big, big, delicious porter that’s dangerously drinkable. It’s big on flavor, but never too rich, and an absolute delight to drink. I honestly feel like this is Short’s best beer, and I doubt they could top this one. Brilliant brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (407) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle a jet black color with a light off-white head. Has a chocolate and malty aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate with a touch of bitterness in the finish. I also get some malts and coffee. Has a medium to full body feel and goes down smooth. A very tasty porter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (639) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
A floral hop aroma not very strong. A dark color and dark minimal head. Solid looking beer. Creamy mouthfeel that really warms nicely. The flavor is layered nicely with milk chocolate with a nice counter part of hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (185) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours a dark black with little, dark brown head. Aroma is a slightly chocolatey, coffee, hints of caramel and roasty. Body is on the lighter side, slightly roasted, sweet, and slightly bitter. Aftertaste ends dry and hoppy and quite alcoholic (although not overpowering, and surprisingly little given its ABV)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biehrmaker (1) - Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
This is a wonderful porter for the winter months with explicit dark roasted flavors that correlate with distinct chocolate overtones. This smooth dark finishes well with just enough hops for a crisp aroma and clean finish. a definite must-try!


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