Southampton Imperial Porter


Beer: Imperial Porter
Brewery: Southampton
Style: Baltic Porter
ABV: 7.2%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s kitchen
Primary Consumer: Kerensa



Sight: Cool, black body rife with carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Rich dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Slight metallic smell present.

Flavor: Incredibly sweet with chocolate upfront. Bittersweet toasted malts on the endnote, with a brief highlight of cherry and molasses.

Feel: Surprisingly thin body for the sweetness; decent carbonation.

Concluding remarks: While certainly not as complex and overall enjoyable as its Finnish counterpart reviewed earlier, Southampton’s attempt at a Baltic Porter is fairly balanced and enjoyable. I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to try it, but, if you see it on tap one night and your other choices are Stella and Bass, certainly give it a go.

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