Sunday, April 27, 2014

Southampton Imperial Porter

This is a 7.2% ABV Imperial Porter. It is from Southampton Publick House, whose original location is in Long Island, New York, but whose bottled beers are brewed by Pabst (who has all their portfolio contract brewed, they don't own any breweries themselves anymore).  This one was brewed and bottled in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The beer pours black in color, a dark, dark ruby when held to the light. There is a half-inch head of nearly creamy light tan head. The aroma is light dark roasted malt, a bit milky. The taste is tangy dark roasted malt, a bit of char, a mineral, metallic note that is pleasant, with a bit of dark cocoa. The finish is fairly bitter. The beer drinks medium bodied and a bit smooth. Nice, not transcendent.

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