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Red Racer Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter - Central City Brewing

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Red Racer Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Maker's Mark bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 09-28-2011)
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A dark cola liquid that explodes into foam when it hits the glass, even a gentle pour gives me half a glass of foam that has great retention ans leaves lots of random lace, some legs make me wonder about the alc% picked up in the barrel

S a fair amount of bourbon barrel, chocolate, licorice, char and a little dark fruit, hard to tell if I'm smelling some sourness that often comes with the style or if an infection is setting in

T more of the same but more barrel and I'm now certain its picked up an infection from the barrel, not as bad as it sounds though, a little sour and funky, I don't dislike it but I doubt its intended

M thin considering the color and it just explodes in the mouth, woody finish

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A: 1/8" off-white head which dissipated quickly over black liquid.

S: Someone boozy smell of bourbon with some toasted and coffee malt.

T: The taste was kind of disappointing this time. The Makers Mark bourbon was somewhat boozy and uncohesive with the rest of the porter. Midway through there was nothing to entertain the palate and in the finish the toasted and coffee malt flavours were somewhat faint.

M: Thin viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Originally I fell in love with this beer, but after having more of the style and reviewing it again I was less impressed. Maybe it was a quality issue, maybe it wasn't fresh, I'm not sure. Either way it seemed different than before.

Red Racer Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter from Central City Brewing
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.