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Atwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Shaman's Porter - Atwater Brewery

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDoitchbig on 09-28-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

podes, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with over a finger of beige head. Some of the head retained and nice lacing was left behind. The nose has notes of roasted malt. Roasted malt is present throughout the flavor profile. The finish is bitter with a slight lingering bourbon note.

This offering is an odd candidate for barrel-aging because it is a bit thin (even for a straight-up porter) and low on the ABV scale.

57md, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Bdel34, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

kylehay2004, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

ShanePB, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Brewsed, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

bshiban, Dec 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Dshep1340, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Jaysmittyland, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

bigaddy, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

detroitpat, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

EZEKIEL_F, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Amedlin18, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

maxwelldeux, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Drew26, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

RedneckBeerz, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

SourAddict, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

KevinGordon, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Black with a tan head and strands of lace.

S - Imitation vanilla, sweet cocoa, milk chocolate, roasted malts.

T - Imitation vanilla, licorice, sweet cocoa, lightly roasted malts, milk chocolate.

M - Somewhat thin and watery.

D - The bourbon isn't really noticeable. Tastes like a lot of imitation vanilla.

brewcrew76, Apr 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 19, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49%

Rand_ale_Thor, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black some red brown showing around the edges. Finger and a half dark tan head that falls ring fairly quickly with some sparse lace.

Aroma is light bourbon barrel, burnt malts or maybe more toasted and a good ripe dark fruit aroma.

Taste is bourbon upfront then toasted malts little bit of the burnt notes along with earthy hints and a good smoke notes. Finish seems little watery but for a regular porter that seems fine.

Mouthfeel is medium carbonation seems peppy but does not come off fizzy. Fairly smooth just light on back end.

Overall not bad brew bourbon is on the light side but it is a regular porter so that seems fine also. A decent enough brew not one to seek out but worth a try for sure.

mntlover, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

BigTrubble, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Champane's Cellars. Underrated Baltic porter. Some decent taste. Black coloured body and some retained head. Roast aroma. A little much roast but liked the bourbon and chocolate, nothing overpowering. A bit thin for the description, but good drinkability.

Sammy, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Bourbon: drink of the shamans. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I remember hearing that sometime during sophomore year... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises bourbon, mild cocoa, light roasted malts, and a hint of what may or may not be oak. That bourbon is definitely the star of the show. The taste reinforces this notion, though now the bourbon comes across as, well, cheaper (for lack of a better word at the moment). Some cola is tossed in there as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, an overly-thin, cheap-whiskey-centric porter. It's not terrible, but it's not all that great.

TMoney2591, Feb 07, 2013
Atwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Shaman's Porter from Atwater Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.