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Bourbon Barrel Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 155
Gots: 104 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerSox on 08-03-2009)
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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

22oz bomber poured into Spiegelau tulip.
Bottled 7-5-13

A: Thin and dark, but not quite black. A finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: Molasses, black licorice, bourbon, alcohol.

T: Booze forward. Molasses, bourbon, a hint of vanilla and cherry. Alcohol in the finish.

M: Smooth with low carbonation, but not enough body.

O: Too boozy and just lacking overall complexity. Can't recommend this one.

Photo of erwityk
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

a- dark amber, completely opaque/no head. s- at first the smell of bourbon shot out of the bottle, now i'm smelling alot of chocolate notes. a little sweet maltiness. t- heat up front. bourbon-definetly, alot of chocolate. very full-bodied and smooth. heat in the finish- i can feel the heat at the back of my throat(like drinking bourbon). is this a porter or a stout? come to think of it: whats the difference anyway? This seems to lean more towards a 'stout porter' in my opinion. this is my first beer from Alewerks since i moved to VA, a very enjoyable porter(stout).

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of blbarnett3
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

From a growler filled six days ago, poured into a large tulip. One finger (well, a pinky, anyway) mocha head that subsided fairly quickly, leaving no lace. First, let this beer warm up before you form an opinion. Cold, it's boozy and a bit harsh. Nearing room temperature, it's still alcoholic, but much smoother. The bourbon is very apparent on the nose, along with coffee and a bit of chocolate, along with something a little bit funky that I can't quite put my finger on. This beer has a gorgeous mouthfeel, thick and a bit oily. The bourbon is still there on the palate, as well as the coffee, and maybe a bit of plum or prune - fairly significant sweetness - and a faint tinge of bacon fat that my favorite porters seem to evince. Just my opinion, but this is a beer that you might want to go out of your way to find. Among local offerings, it isn't quite up there with Lickinghole Creek's Enlightened Despot (different style, Imperial Russian Stout), but it's in the same ballpark. Extremely enjoyable!

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Nice bourbon presence with a deeper porter mouthfeel to help balance it out a bit. Slightly hot but not over powering. Makes me curious about the base beer as this is a fantastic BA Porter. First from Alewerks for me. Def bourbon forward but worth trying if you trend toward more bourbon heavy BA beers.

Photo of northstar23
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of garuda
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mwpatter77
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Wasupmx
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Soto
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kinger86
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RacerX5k
5/5  rDev +17.1%

My favorite beer. So damn complex and drinkable, huge aroma and flavor. As good as any beer I've ever had. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark northwest cherries, freshly picked blackberries, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, butterscotch, oak, and bourbon. Yea I said all that. One bottle I swear tasted a little coffee even. Beyond smooth, and drinks much bigger than the listed 9%. Must be some damn good barrels, and the base beer is also amazing. Reasonably priced and overall perfect every time. Yes, perfect.

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of montman
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jayluf
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of illeagle05
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of woodchip
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Jasonrm72
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of xseanprimex
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bourbon Barrel Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.