Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 297
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 20.49%
Wants: 28
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: scottyg354 on 12-19-2011

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Reviews by Stevedore:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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)

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Rich vanilla, bourbon, toffee, bit of chocolate sweetness on the nose. super sweet and delicious smelling.

Woody, chocolatey up front. Bourbon in the middle with a slightly bitter coffee on the tail end. Very nice spiciness is in there as well.

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S- Sweet and pleasant- very few imperfections
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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
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