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Atwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Shaman's Porter - Atwater Brewery

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
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:
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(Beer added by: DrDoitchbig on 09-28-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

waston, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very interesting to have a bourbon barrel beer so low in alcohol these days. it always seems like its reserved for the massive beers, so i found this take quite refreshing. nice color on it, maybe a little thin for the style, and not much head after a few seconds. there is not as much bourbon barrel influence as expected here, very mellow in all of its flavors. not a ton of bitter malt either, just some earthy roast and a moderate oak gentleness that work together pretty well, but its all a bit understated. this couldnt have spent too long in the barrel i cant imagine. it could use just a bit more body, but i found the carbonation level and overall drinkability of this to be extremely high. this is a nice respite from the bigger wood aged beers, and serves that flavor dynamic well with a very sessionable ale.

StonedTrippin, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

IdrinkGas, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

ridgeline23, Jan 07, 2014
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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
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

ShanePB, Dec 25, 2013
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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
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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
Atwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Shaman's Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.