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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our imperial, Baltic-style porter is inspired by the strong, dark brews exported from Great Britain to Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rich and flavorful with upfront notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Taste is about what you’d expect from the type, except with some mild metallic notes at the end. Mouthfeel is watery for my taste. Drinkable, but not great.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1547) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Southampton Imperial Porter has a medium, beige head, a dark, reddish-brown appearance, and some splotchy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, some dark cherry, and bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with a rich, coffee and chocolate undertaste. Bitterness is present but is relatively low. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Southampton Imperial Porter finishes semi-dry, easy going, and highly drinkable for a 7.2% alcohol ale. Overall, I think it’s really good. RJT

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours dark brown and fizzy with minimal head - just a partial bubbles sheet. Looks a bit thin, but we'll see. Looks a bit thin, but we'll see. Aroma is mild chocolate malts and brown sugar. Taste leads with a strong hit of roasted grains and cola with some notes of coffee and chocolate. There is a fair amount of residual hop bitterness as well. Not quite as thin as I feared and with medium body and carbonation. A fairly active mouthfeel as well. This isn't quite Imperial, but is a very good porter. It grew on me as it warmed a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours dark, dense brown with a short head. Nose of roasted malts and barnyard goodness. Medium sweet, roasty, black coffee bitter flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, thin-sticky texture, and a very roasty bitter finish. True to the style but could be more dynamic.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5727) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Black with a fast dissipating head of a light beige hue. Nose is sweet and roasty with a little cocoa creme and licorice. Flavor is really neat with earthy sweet licorice, earthy chocolate, some gentle bittersweet roast, a gentle molasses tone, and a touch of sweet porter-ish cola. A little bit on the booze ester, otherwise pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Cola-like dark brown pour (appears black in the glass) with a frothy light khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and light smoke. Flavor is good and not too bitter with chocolate and weak coffee upfront and hints of caramel on the finish. Easily quaffable considering this is "Imperial".

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Had on on tap at urban tap in south side. Was excited to try an imperial porter but was disappointed. Boring and metallic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Almost black, creamy beige head, nice lacework. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, smooth, fully body. Malts and a touch of licorice. No bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Nearly black pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing. Lots of chocolate, cereal and smoke in the aroma, some acidity, toffee and light charred dark fruit notes. Flavor is big on dark chocolate, smoke and charred roast, then lots of cereal, oddly strong with all the roast notes, dark toffee, light acidic and dark fruit notes. Medium body, creamy entry, medium carbonation and still creamy, but slightly acidic and thinner finish. Really good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4692) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Aroma is toffee, dark malts and a hint of spicy heat. The flavor is dark malts, toffee, light spicy notes and an acidic/slightly sour finish.


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