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Reserve Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter - Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lackenhauser on 03-06-2009

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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 55
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I honestly have no idea why the ratings are so low on this one. The absolute only knock is that the aroma should be a bit stronger given the bourbon barrel touch (though, even that improves as the beer warms up). But the rest of the beer, especially the Tate and Mouthfeel, deliver in every possible way. Supremely crafted brew featuring tons of oak, vanilla, and bourbon notes with a silky finish.

Scooped this one up from St Gambrinus in Brooklyn on recommendation from Ray and it certainly didn't disappoint.

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Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, deep black, with, strangely, visible carbonation, a one inch head, mocha colored, and some good lacing

Smells like dark roasted malt and bourbon.

The taste is similar. Slightly sour and tangy, with subtle bourbon, and chocolate- cocoa powder, mainly. Some vanilla, as well, with tart dark fruits- cherries and grapes.

Medium bodied, slightly thin for the style. Very creamy and smooth.

This one is a bit better than it's ratings show, but isn't quite big enough to match its barrel characteristics. The sour-ish twang isn't all that pleasant either, but goes away as the beer warms up.

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Reserve Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.