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...

Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter

22 oz presentation with the attractive blue wax. Looks promising. Pour is a lovely, black body with some brownish highlights. The head is rocky, mocha in color and high. It looks great, but to be honest it fades a bit quickly and loses depth leaving not much lace....

Smuttynose Baltic Porter (Big Beer Series)

22 oz bottle, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. $5.49 I think. Pour is non-profoundly jet black with the requisite head. Solid if unspectacular. Nose is very malty but a LOT of alcohol. The alcohol theme is taken into the taste. Alcohol is the main feature with a touch of...

Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

22 oz bottle that was purchased at Tower on Piedmont. Gold foiled neck and one of those thicker, higher quality labels that wraps the whole bottle. May have been $7.99. I’ve passed on this one a few times, decided to take the plunge a couple of weeks ago. Went...

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

12oz bottle from a recent trip to Greensboro, NC, USA. Pour is a classic, simple black body with a typical small, mocha colored head. Looks more like a RIS than anything else. Some roasty alcohol in the nose. Obviously lots of roasted notes, but to be honest it is...