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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia í05 Bomber. Black, small head. Pretty hoppy in a floral way. Roasty. Not an exciting beer, and much more bitter than seems necessary for the style, cocoa bitterness at times. Lots of caramel, vanilla, feels too thin. Not what I had hoped for. I sampled this one twice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
I am continuing my tradition of not liking one of these American Imperial Porters. This poured black with some ruby edges. The head is slightly yellow. The aroma is bubblegum and bananas. There is also a little coffee. The taste is chewed bubblegum and coffee. There is a funky, mossy finish. I donít care for this.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bomber from Pabobcat. Pours a dark brown color with light tan head. Nose is roasty and lightly salty. Flavor contains roasty flavors, some light chocolate and a velvety touch.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Whatís imperial about this? Not the alcohol, and definitely not the flavor. Iíve had more intense regular porters, eg. smuttynose. Black color with a tan head. Aroma is maybe a little nutty. I donít really detect any coffee or chocolate anywhere. Maybe some stale and bitter chocolate. Somewhat watery and thin in body. disappointing. Iím not sure why Southampton is so esteemed.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice black color, with a quickly dissipating tan head. Smell is of some chocolate and coffee with something else in the background, maybe raisin. Taste is interesting, a little coffee, a little chocolate and some more of that hidden fruit flavor. Itís a good brew, but not great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2007
bomber acquired from shadey. poured a nice dark woody brown nearly black with a soft beige head. chocolate, roasty metallic malts and a little brown sugar in the aroma. tastes of light wood, coffee, chocolate, caramel (w/o the sweetness), some vanilla and maybe dried dark fruits? this beer had to be warm to pull any nuances out of the flavor. finishes nicely bitter and dry with some lingering charred coffee aftertaste. light to medium bodied. fortunately, itís missing the sweetness most baltics tend to have. but, in exchange, itís missing flavor, richness and character. mediocre porter at best

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle with da boys. Brought back to Denmark by Claus. Pours a dark brown with a dimishing tanned head. Sweet with aromas of coacoa. Hints of caramel. Smooth mouthfeel. Tiny hint of butterscotch. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bit too sweet and coacoa milkish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1843) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Roasted chocolate, coffee malts. Black porter, malts were a bit reserved in this Baltic Porter. After reading the label there is no mention of the great state of New York, and bottle said it was brewed in Latrobe, PA. I believe this arrangement is due to a deal with Pabst to distribute Southampton beers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 12oz bottled Mar 17, 2009, best by Mar 12, 2010...so this is at the end of its run. (Update on Oct 17, 2010, fresh batch best by Nov 24, 2011) Pours somewhat thin dark brown, black in the glass with a small tan head that quickly reduces to only a ring, leaves some lacing. Some bottles produced a bigger, foamier head and left a good amount of lacing. Mild aroma featuring a little toffee and roasted malts. Flavor is some dark fruits, a little chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, some...saltiness? Smoky and charred. Pretty meh overall. However, some bottles were better than others with bigger chocolate flavors. Medium carbonation, medium body. 3rd one of the six pack, none have impressed me, although this may have been the weakest bottle. 4th & 5th were better...inconsistent would be a fitting word to use. Baltic Porters are my favorite style and this is a pretty weak example overall. Nothing Baltic or Imperial about it. (Update Edit: Thin, smoky and charred, pretty weak sauce overall.)

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damion (11) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Not too impressed. Iím a little bit schnockered and this still doesnt impress me.


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