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Bourbon Barrel Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel PorterBourbon Barrel Porter

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501 Ratings
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 155
Gots: 111 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerSox on 08-03-2009

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black body with a quickly fading coffee-cream colored head that leaves a ring and a few islands on top. No real lacing.

S: There's a very rich chocolate smell to the beer. The scent of oak leaps out of the glass as well, and is very pleasant. I get no alcohol scent, and I don't pick up the scent of bourbon either. If it had a more "bourbon-esque" scent then it would be a perfect 5.0

T: Right off the bat I get a bit of coffee and chocolate. The oak creeps up around the sides but is unobtrusive. It's fantastic. Again I don't really get that bourbon touch. At this point it just tastes like a very excellent oak aged porter.

M: The beer is completely drinkable. It is smooth and easy going down. It's not something that you'd have to sip to enjoy, which can be dangerous, so watch out! The beer has good carbonation and a decent slickness to it. It is full bodied but it feels like it could use a little more. It's like a V8 that needs a little more torque for the heavy car (flavor in this case) that it has to pull.

O: Overall I thought the beer was very outstanding. Bourbon barrel beers usually run the gambit of very light to an in-your-face bourbon explosion. This one is on the lighter side of things. If you like oak aged beers but aren't a fan of bourbon, I'm confident you'll enjoy this beer. Some bourbon barrel beers will also have dark fruit flavors, but this one has more of a coffee and chocolate edge to it. It's very interesting and delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a surpringly delicious barrel aged beer. Stouts get all the hype but this porter was a pleasant surprise. Wonderful bourbon, malt aroma. Mouthfeel for a porter was near perfect. Appeared black as night, consistent body for a porter and a thin tan head of a fingers width that dissipates to a thin layer of foam. Taste is warm bourbon and malty deliciousness. I would recommend and drink again.

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Thanks to ksurkin for this one. Shared this 22 oz. bottle with a friend in some stout-esque glasses. Pours very rich and very dark--darker than I expected, even for something that's been sitting in a Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrel for a while. Smells strongly of bourbon, oak, and toffee. Initially, I taste dark chocolate, coffee, plums and dark cherries, and later, vanilla, caramel. Very rich, with a lot of layers--the flavor of the bourbon is included in there but is only one part of a complex profile. Velvety.

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Bourbon Barrel Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.