Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle courtesy of Beeradelphia (thanks Ryan!) poured into mason jars and shared with my brother 4/6/2013 while watching Michigan defeat Syracuse to go to the NCAA title game.
Aroma: Smells like oak with some dark chocolate sweetness emanating. A little bit of vanilla and bourbon but its mostly the chocolate and wood. Definitely a substantial aroma but not super overwhelming. Smells nice and inviting. (4)
Colour: Looks great. Dark black, cola coloured when illuminated. Pours with a nice 2cm tan head that sticks around for a long while and leaves a tan film on the surface of the beer that persists nicely. Lacing is non-existent, but it's probably more to do with the improvised glassware than the beer's composition. (4)
Flavour: Dark chocolate, molasses, oak, roast maltiness and bourbon in descending order of strength, with a nice bourbon and oak finish that leaves my mouth somewhat dry. There isn't a ton of bourbon but that makes it a supporting characteristic that contributes more complexity to the beer. I very much enjoyed drinking this one. (4)
Mouthfeel: Thinner side of a full body, nice and creamy feel that leaves the mouth dry and wanting more after each swallow. Carbonation is decent, nothing special. There isn't much burn at all, though more of it is on the back end as the beer warms up. Very good and enjoyable to quaff. (4)
Overall: A nicely done, slightly more sessionable bourbon barrel imperial stout that is nice to drink while watching a basketball game with my brother. It's not quite a sipper, but its not quite a quaffer either. It's a nice mix with balanced components that make for an enjoyable drink. It's not the most complex, its not the most bourbon barrel-y, it's not the biggest beer, but it's a well-done effort by a local Pennsylvania brewery. Thanks a ton to Beeradelphia for including this as an extra in a trade. (4)
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2013 05:26:05 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bought this along with more expensive bottles of brew at my local bottle shop. It is a "local" beer so I thought I'd give it a try as I love bourbon barrel stouts.
Appearance: Jet black. Poured into my Stone tulip glass, it had a fair amount of foam which settled quickly down.
Smell: A faint amount of bourbon and roast.
Taste: Roasted coffee, faint chocolate. Pleasant bit of bourbon on the end.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin for a RIS.
Overall: No one will mistake this for BCBS. However, it is an affordable and pleasant drink that will please those who like BA stouts. Just don't expect the moon. Highly recommend letting this warm for at least 20 minutes as the flavors come out much more.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 22:47:27 | More by Donco
4.16/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Snagged a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the local House of 1,000 beers. Into a pint glass.
A - BB Insidious pours a very deep black opaque color with just a 1/4 inch of mocha head that pulls back to a moderate lace ring. Just like the regular Insidious it is a bit thin for an Imperial stout Medium bodied at most.
S - Well I was pleasantly surprised but the aroma black fruit currants, mocha and chocolate, mild roasts, and a decent dose of vanilla and soft bourbon. Nice.
T - Well it's good not too deep with the bourbon tones which was nice. More sweet than I expected vanilla and dark chocolate highlighting. Very balanced flavors.
M - Well I didn't go in expecting a thick Imperial or high octane bourbon so with a medium bodied chewy Imperial this met its mark.
Overall a very tasty easy going bourbon barrel aged stout. If it's still at the house I may grab another bottle well with the 5 dollar price tag.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 00:10:48 | More by DrDemento456
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
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