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Churchill's Finest Hour 2014 - Port Brewing

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99
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 91
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Port Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HopsMatt on 03-03-2014)
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Huge thanks towards the west & phantastiic, who provided me with a bottle of the bottle I have ached for. Had this at a tasting a couple years back & has a huge history buff, this might be the rare empty bottle I stick on the mantel. 22 oz. bottle popped open for my wife’s birthday (her choice!).

The pour is black, minimal carbonation: I furtively tilt a few drops into my mouth for a preview….ohhh. The nose is that gorgeous combination of vanilla, sweet malt, bourbon: the perfume of angels. May I have another? Thank you.

Churchill’s Finest Hour 2014 warms belly, heart, & brain pan. The roast is still shell-sharp, rare in a barrel-aged beer, reined in by a long, hard shot of bourbon goodness. Beneath that palate-assault is a lot of vanilla, molasses sweetness, slight smokiness, chocolate that comes forward as it warms. End-game is so well integrated it’s hard to know where the barrel ends & the beer begins. Smooth, creamy, & stupid easy to drink. If they sold this in gallon jugs, they’d have to put my picture on one when I disappeared.

Slap my ass & call me Sally: do It all day if you’ll buy me a glass or two of Churchill’s. I enjoyed my evening at Churchill’s in September, but might have rented a room if this had been on tap regularly. An elite beer, & sometimes you can just sum it up in one word: wow.

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Churchill's Finest Hour 2014 from Port Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.