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Bourbon Barrel Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 137
Gots: 93 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerSox on 08-03-2009)
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Ratings: 387 | Reviews: 136 | Display Reviews Only:
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-24-2012 19:50:16 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

10-21-2012 17:16:59 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-16-2012 17:47:57 | More by jacewg
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-15-2012 21:27:21 | More by Myst
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-13-2012 14:54:34 | More by ncaudle
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sliks96

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-09-2012 03:55:27 | More by sliks96
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BourbonDork

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-04-2012 19:42:36 | More by BourbonDork
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-18-2012 03:47:06 | More by JMBSH
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours out with a nice black color and light tan colored head. The lacing is pretty nice looking and the retention is thin but there along with the lacing. The smell of this beer as It warms up gets better and better. The aromas of bourbon and wood shine through with a moderate boozy note on the nose. The taste is sensational, it's got some of the best natural vanilla flavors I've ever had. There is a spicy note in there too probably from the bourbon. The beer has a light dry roasted finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and slick feeling. Moderate carbonation also. Overall it's a beautiful beer. Very very good stuff here.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 22:35:39 | More by Knapp85
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buzze40

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-12-2012 01:30:11 | More by buzze40
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-01-2012 04:22:01 | More by jsnoek
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a very dark brown, produces a thin head that quickly dissipates to a few wisps, leaves little lacing.

S- Lots of barrel aroma, vanilla is very prominent. Also getting some nice bourbon, oak, caramel and chocolate.

T- It tastes pretty damn nice, there's an initial rush of sweet booze and bourbon, as well as some chocolate, caramel, vanilla and dark fruit. Once this subsides some more dark chocolate and roasted grain emerges, as well as some smokey charred barrel flavor and dry roasted bitterness. Leaves a bit of lingering vanilla, caramel/toffee flavor.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with a dry, slightly boozy finish.

O- A very nice BB porter, this is the first I've had from Williamsburg Alewerks but I'm impressed and will be on the lookout for their brews in the future, this is some really tasty, drinkable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 05:53:00 | More by WillCarrera
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2012 03:07:41 | More by mendvicdog
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2012 00:07:25 | More by syntheticwings
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sodensp

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

08-24-2012 01:37:28 | More by sodensp
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brystmar

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dtmets84 for sharing!

Black body, plenty of tan head leaves beads of bubbles on my glass. Aroma is exceptionally sweet: smells like sticking your face into a vat of liquid caramel. Taste is equally sweet, akin to drinking a jar of caramel ice cream topping. Supremely imbalanced, though I actually like overly sweet stouts.

Glad to try this but it's not a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 00:51:06 | More by brystmar
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birchstick

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours chocolate brown without much of a head on it. Nose is chocolate malts with nice vanilla bourbon notes. The taste is sweet chocolates up front. These fade to a nice vanilla flavor and some dry bakers chocolate flavors. Mouth is creamy and full. Solid barrel aged porter on display here - packed full of rich flavor!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:05:09 | More by birchstick
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YumYumGumGum

Virginia

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-06-2012 18:36:06 | More by YumYumGumGum
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djre4orm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-02-2012 18:25:17 | More by djre4orm
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Edition #4295

A - A finger's worth of slightly slanted lush thick khaki colored head... Modest at best retention gives way to a full rich lacing and a slight creamy collar... The color is an inky aubergine... Still with no discernible carbonation...

S - The warm booziness of the bourbon barrels is first to great the nose... Beneath the surface lies a refined sweetness... Milk chocolate... Caramel... Also some very faint notes of coffee and roasted malts... Very nice...

T - True to the nose... The bourbon barrel aging is ate the forefront, but never overpowering... The rest of the flavors compliment one another perfectly and create wonderful layers of complexity... Milk chocolate... Roasted malt... Coffee... Raisins... Marshmallow... Caramel... Each sip yields something familiar, but something new as well...

M - Medium to full bodied... As sleek and as smooth as they come... A bit chewy... Very light carbonation... A slight boozy dryness lingers on the finish...

D - Another outstanding offering from Williamsburg Alewerks... Any barrel aged offering of theirs that I have tried has been stellar and this is no exception... Highly recommended and I only wish I had easier access to their offerings...

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 01:40:50 | More by philbe311
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Shilt

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-29-2012 01:01:43 | More by Shilt
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El_Zilcho

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-28-2012 20:32:11 | More by El_Zilcho
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dschriver

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-26-2012 17:01:51 | More by dschriver
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joefuzz

New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

pours a very deep brown with a tiny thick head. smells of vanilla oak and some slight chestnut, bourbon is present but not overpowering. taste is just as the nose lets on....well blended bourbon up front that gives way to an amazing porter underneath roasted malts dark chocolate and a slight smoke character 9%abv is nowhere to be found. mouthfeel is a little thin for the style I feel but not bad, carbonation is pretty on point. Overall very good beer wish i had more. I got this bottle around October of last year I have no idea why it took so long to drink it.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 02:25:46 | More by joefuzz
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sendsilk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-02-2012 03:38:15 | More by sendsilk
Bourbon Barrel Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.