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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
• 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2012
brown with small head. very rich flavor. lots of chocolate, like an easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Lovely fragrant porter with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and English licorice. Beautiful creamy foam. Very lengthy aftertaste of cold coffee and licorice. Good, rich and perfect for a cold winter evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle: Pours inky black & semi-thick, slightly translucent brown edges. Deep, leathery tan head slowly forms on top after pouring. Aroma is very heavy & robust. Mildly sweet & half-charred roasted malt, licorice, anise, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, a hint of dark fruits, prunes, dates, with even a very small hint of vinousness in the periphery. Small touch of warming alcohol. Taste is much heavier on the booze; very warming with a modest fusel essence. Dark chocolate, fudge cake, roasted malts, burnt coffee beans. Starts off each sip with creamy-sweet & quickly transitions into more roasty-bitter. Hops add a tiny bit of herbal ashiness to the back-end. Finishes with burnt malt sugars, roast, mild char, coffee, & dense chocolate. Thick, silky body with low carbonation. A damn fine porter from Shorts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
This poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, some chocolate, and green hops. Flavor was similar, black ipaish dark roast and some dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (654) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a huge but fast disappearing brown head - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, hints of coffee, plum and dried raisin - Flavor of dark bitter chocolate, earthy hops, hints of coffee - Medium/full body, medium/high bitterness, good carbonation, creamy, long dark bitter chocolate finish - old school rich creamy porter, good job

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, caramel, cola. Mouthfeel is nice with a dry sweetness and a roasted astringent bitter following. Overall this is a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
36cl, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex Porter, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Yet another Short’s Imperial bottle from Deuane’s basement shared with StormKing47 and myself.

A - Pours opaque black with a nice one and a half finger tall mocha colored head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted chocolate malt, dry oak, molasses, licorice, and some light berry twang at the very end of each sniff. Quite complex really.

T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet chocolate malt quickly giving way to a mix of even sweeter molasses, dark fruits, watered down espresso, licorice, and dry oak tannins. The finish is a mix of light sweetness and a slight berry twang, lingering on the pallet for a short period of time. This one is complex yet quite balanced. Very nice English porter.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy, feel with a small twang at the very end. Very nice feel.

O - Every time I drink a Short’s beer in a small bottle they leave me a bit let down but then we drink one of these imperial bottles and they quickly win me back. I hope to try some of the other imperials some day...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (638) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - 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.

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