Bourbon Barrel Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage.
4.0 A: Black color. Just over one finger of creamy, light brown head. Retention is good and a small ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Still plenty of bourbon character in this. Indeed, it is the most apparent aroma. Leathery with a light peat and dark fruitiness. A good bit of oak and vanilla. The beer underneath gives a slightly grainy vibe with a strong caramel malt backbone. Sweet and fruity with rich milk chocolate. Nearly no booze. Very nice here.
4.0 T: Again, the bourbon is the dominant character. A tad bit more astringent than the nose. Otherwise, lots of leather and peat. Nearly as much oak and fruitiness with a slightly subdued vanilla. A touch of booze. Underneath, there is a decent roastiness to this. Plenty of caramel, but not as sweet as I suspected it would be and the milk chocolate is much less apparent.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. Slightly astringent aftertaste.
3.5 D: Good beer, but this is a little more astringent than I'd prefer.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2011 05:37:09 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22-oz bottle served to chalice. Acquired in trade back in September 2013. 7-2013 bottling date, consumed 5-24-14.
dark brown appearance, minimal head, but the lacing's decent
typical porter aromas at work, with very faint oak barrel undertones (understandably, the latter are more prominent as the beer warms). dark chocolate; toasted coconut (much more prominent with warmth and swirling); caramel; vanilla notes
the opening salvo's oak and bourbon, but then, even cold, there's a delicious dulce de leche sweet caramel, with toasted coconut to boot. the alcohol's noticeable, but not off-putting
the mouthfeel's not the thickest, but this is a porter, so I wasn't expecting sticky sweet. lingering caramel on the tongue though
I'd yet to have a truly enjoyable bourbon barrel porter . . . until now. This demonstrates what a good barrel can do. I dig the toasty, roasty coconut sweetness. Alcohol + Mounds. Yum. Want another.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 00:19:54 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Bourbon Barrel Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
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