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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude
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BA SCORE
87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Davepoolesque on 02-04-2013)
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braican

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

08-18-2014 19:08:42 | More by braican
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-17-2014 00:58:18 | More by yankeefan287
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -7.4%

08-16-2014 23:12:01 | More by sammyt728
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-22-2014 04:52:07 | More by Stagga_Lee
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-22-2014 01:36:17 | More by SuperHop18
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5yabbdoo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-19-2014 16:32:05 | More by 5yabbdoo
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

A: Very dark brown with a small head that dissipated rather quickly.

S: Some bourbon, but mainly sweet caramel / toffee and fruit. Very pleasant aroma.

T: Plenty of bourbon flavor, but also very complex; fruity, caramel and toffee notes. No bitterness to speak of, but not overly sweet. Lots of alcohol in the finish.

M: Not bad, but seemed a bit thin for this type.

O: This beer brought some interesting flavors to the table; I'm not a huge fan of this type, but I enjoyed this offering from Shipyard.

07-19-2014 08:58:46 | More by OldeSchool
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30%

07-06-2014 21:02:50 | More by Kayaker
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-05-2014 13:24:46 | More by Rlhinson2104
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MikeMcCl

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-29-2014 15:20:06 | More by MikeMcCl
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JJChrist

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-21-2014 21:52:30 | More by JJChrist
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ImperialStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-05-2014 01:02:42 | More by ImperialStout
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-30-2014 11:36:47 | More by meehandennis
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-20-2014 00:36:32 | More by cyrushire
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-08-2014 03:25:46 | More by KeyWestGator
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-07-2014 21:13:27 | More by bschinelli
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-06-2014 03:46:21 | More by cjgator3
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2014 00:00:43 | More by kdivers
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-16-2014 13:35:55 | More by djrn2
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +10.9%

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at CT Beverage Mart, Newington, CT
Limited edition 2012
Bottle No 02045
Served in a snifter

Thanks to my dad for this gift.

Slightly hazed, crimson-amber color. The liquid was topped by a small, bubbly, ecru colored crown that quickly faded to a flimsy ring.

The aroma was amazingly unique and complex. Good dose of English malts. Strong raisin and plum notes. Lots of brown sugar-like sweetness. Sticky toffee pudding came to mind. Light bourbon and oaky notes. There was also a wine-y/grape-y quality that was totally unexpected but worked remarkably well. All in all, really interesting and dynamic.

The flavor profile was also fantastic. English malts appeared on the front end. Loads of brown sugar and toffee. Strong plum and raisin notes. Bourbon came through a bit more on the palate than in the nose. Light oak. Semi-tart, red wine-like notes appeared on the back end. The finish was intriguing. It reminded me a lot of a heavily oaked red wine and contained a noticeable amount of tannins. Moderately boozy, but in a good way.

The mouthfeel was the only mediocre aspect of this beer. It was thinner bodied with a crisp, large bubbled effervescence. Overall, the liquid was much lighter than I anticipated.

Shipyard Brewing often gets a bad wrap with craft beer enthusiasts, but this oak-aged offering really blew me away. This is one of the more unique and complex beers I have tried in a while. I will definitely make a point to sample their barrel-aged releases from now on.

12-28-2013 23:33:43 | More by Damian
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-30-2013 21:09:25 | More by ChrisL24481
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ToasterChef

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2013 20:42:49 | More by ToasterChef
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-03-2013 17:03:16 | More by Kmlund
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Florida

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-31-2013 23:32:34 | More by SFC21
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2013 22:23:36 | More by Soxfan45
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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.