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Imperial Porter - Pugsley's Signature Series by Shipyard Brewing Co.
Baltic Porter
7.10 % ABV

Review by Surly Duff on 05/31/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 2 8 13 4 7 2010
Pours a deep black with a small light brown head. The foam settles and leaves a small layer across the top of the brew and little to no lacing on the walls of the glass.

Smooth and slightly sweet roasted malt with plenty of chocolate and coffee. Light milk chocolate notes and slightly bitter burnt malt. Light toffee and a bit of cocoa at the end.

Smooth malty body with fine, light carbonation. Cocoa and roasty malt with a touch of burnt malt bitterness. Light caramel and a touch of toffee. The coffee notes come out more as the brew warms a bit. Fairly easy drinking. Bottle says it has a balancing hop bite but it seems it may have been sitting a bit long to have much in the way of hops come through.

Great beer for the price I paid of $2.99 a bomber but when they were released at $8.99 I'm not sure I'd pay that much.

Price: $2.99 Served In: Snifter

Review by tavernjef on 12/12/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 3 9 14 3 6 0
Darkest of brown if not entirely black with slimming dark amber highlights at the edges. Nice sandy tanned capping of thick spongey foam sifts up to about a finger high. Lots of glazing lace in droopy holed sheets stick loosely.

Aroma resonates a nice softly dryish bakers chocolate with a bit of roasted grainy sweetness that has a uniquely pruney, raisiny twist to it.

Taste is a bit short however, a tiny chocolate nuance travels in for a bit along with a mild roasty dryness. As it reaches just past the middle areas the flavors lose all interest and good flavor as it has some off putting sourness of burnt grains, coffee, vanilla, and crystalized prune sugars.

Feel is slow, grainy, dry, and just under a medium body with a slender wateryness with a prickly carbantion that doesn't quite fit the Baltic Porter style.

Unfortunately the bomber was a difficult journey to get thru. I was hoping for more given how much I enjoyed the 'Smashed Pumpkin' of the Pugsley series. But this just didn't do a whole lot for me and found it to be the norm for what Shipyard usual brews. And @ $9.00 for the bomber, its passable.

Price: $9.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 04/16/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
50 3 7 8 2 5 2009
Thanks to Dave for the opportunity to try this beer.

Pours dark with over an inch of mocha colored foam.

Nutty malts, coffee, chocolate malts, soft cocoa, and some hints of vanilla and condensed milk. A touch grainy and a bit of malted milk. I’m also detecting some very light earthy and floral hop aromas in the background. As the beer warms up it seems to get sweeter with more pronounced chocolate notes. Decent, but not great.

Thin body upfront and a tad over carbonated, after that is over I get a rush of bitter chocolate, toasted malts, and hints of coffee. Flavors disappear very quickly and they don’t have staying power on the palate. A bit of nutty malts in the finish and aftertaste, along with some bitter toast. Also some cola flavors late in the aftertaste. The back label states “this Porter is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit,” and I poured this one around that temperature, if not a little warmer. I will let it sit and warm up to see if it improves at all. There’s a slightly burnt flavor that really shouldn’t be there and seems out of place. Almost tastes oxidized with a bit of wet cardboard flavor.

Medium carbonation but the thin body makes it seems as if this one is over carbonated. Not very enjoyable to be honest and doesn’t make me crave another sip in between sips either. Way too thin of a body and lacks complexity and presence on the palate.

Served In: Pint Glass

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