Southampton Imperial Baltic Porter

12 oz single, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Given that Southampton is a brewer that I have great respect for, and this is one of my favorite styles, I have to say that I was ultimately really disappointed in this.
Color and pour were promising. Perhaps not the depth of head formation or retention, but acceptable. Chestnut brown.
The nose was an unusual bready combination which seemed a bit out of place. It almost seemed O’fest in its character.
Tastes have some more odd, lager characteristics. Some highish yeasty notes and a little too hop-forward for my liking too. Mouthfeel is nowhere near where it needs to be for the style – weak.
I dunno, not a good example of the style for me, which was surprising consider my usual enjoyment of Southampton.

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12/17/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.98
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