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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottyg354 on 12-19-2011)
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Reviews by troegaarden:
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -13.2%

This was poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Poured into the glass with a nice oily black color. The tan head that resulted was small and dissipated quite quickly.

S: I definitely get the bourbon in the nose with hints of dark fruit.

T: Bourbon taste right away on the front end, with the dark fruit and a little booziness lingering at the end. Pretty solid!

M: The mouthfeel on this guy is ok. I was hoping for something creamier and smoother.

O: Overall, this beer is pretty solid. I don't think I'll be buying a case of it anytime soon, but nonetheless a solid bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.

06-28-2013 03:11:34 | More by troegaarden
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2014 00:59:32 | More by aszatk01
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-04-2013 17:34:14 | More by Schlais
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Dabeel

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2013 23:49:01 | More by Dabeel
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daveshawley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-16-2012 02:46:46 | More by daveshawley
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-08-2012 03:25:41 | More by TimoP
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-12-2014 22:08:36 | More by reitzbrewing
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-18-2014 19:59:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -2%

12 oz bottle

Flavor: Has a very rich flavor with good use of barrel aging. Slightly smokey but no burnt qualities. Excellent balance.

Feel: Medium-full body with appropriate carbonation.

O: Given no expectations, a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.

04-08-2014 03:32:30 | More by chinchill
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PeterParker

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours pitch black with a tiny head that fades fast. Seemingly no lacing.

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.

Thick and silky smooth. Coats the mouth. Very slight warming from the alcohol.

This is a worthwhile stout. The BB aging definitely comes through and rounds it out nicely.

03-28-2014 01:08:11 | More by PeterParker
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2012 02:08:49 | More by acurtis
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 21:21:02 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

Single bottle, 55F from a 4 pack, purchased form the bar at ABW. Served in a St. bernardus chalice.

A- Very nice thick black color with two fingers of tan head
S- Sweet and pleasant- very few imperfections
T- Rich chocolate, heavy bourbon, roasted dark coffee. Definately bitter sweet.
M- Luxiorious and creamy, a little thinner than I prefer.
O- A very solid brew from brew works- a little overwhelming on so many strong "flavors" and it detracts from the malt/roast profile of the stout.

02-16-2012 04:30:38 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2014 18:46:49 | More by Damian74Shensky
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-29-2012 02:20:00 | More by fiedler84
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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huntr70

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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DingoMontgomery

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%

Half into a snifter glass, half stayed in the bottle. Drank from both periodically.

Appearance - It looks like it's name suggests...Insidious. Pours a dark, tarry brown and sits in the glass almost completely opaque. Head is a dark shade of brown, moderately thick and dissipates quickly, but not too quickly. Just enough for you to say "Damn, that is a tasty looking beer."

Smell - Both wood and bourbon prevalent. Coffee, chocolate, and a hint of toffee as one would expect from a stout. Traces of smoke as well.

Taste - Up front you get that barrel aging. Lots of bourbon. Heat towards the middle, quickly subsiding. Ends on chocolate and toasty malt. Aftertaste is total char.

Mouthfeel - Thick as all hell. This is a heavy beer. You know those powdered instant-breakfast shakes? A little thicker than that. Slightly oily but not too much. Fantastically smooth.

Overall - If you like stouts, you're going to love this. Definitely not for someone who isn't accustomed to stouts, although this beer masks it's 9% ABV very very well.

05-18-2014 01:20:13 | More by DingoMontgomery
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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kwa357

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-26-2013 21:56:14 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.