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Shipyard Imperial Porter" (Pugsley Signature Series)
Shipyard Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
Imperial Porter (ABV 7.1%)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]


Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was an extremely dark brown with some red highlights and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that diminished down to a thin film with a small collar, thus creating fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted malt and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and a hint of lactose sugar.

The taste was very malty and a little bitter-sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, becoming a tad bitterer with a nice large dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a little longer than expected, with a mildly bitter java taste settling on the taste buds along with a slight milky sweetness and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the very end.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry yet creamy in texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a very flavorful and satisfying Porter that possessed a moderate ABV and an awesome drinkability, this is one I need to watch out for...

Sampled: 11/7/2012
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2 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark I've liked the Pugsley Signature Series brews I've had from Shipyard. I'll have to check the store for this one.
    November 15, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII I think you will enjoy it, I have liked the other ones I have tried also...
    November 15, 2012 - 1 likes this