Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works
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4.01/5 rDev -0.2%
From 05/08/13 notes. Bought this a couple weeks ago in Middletown, NJ at Spirits. 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
a - Pours a pitch black color with two inches of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks like a great stout.
s - Smells of roasted malts, toasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, and light dark fruits. Was a bit muted at first but as it warms up it gets much better, and the bourbon is light, but finally comes out.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet dark fruits, toasted malts, bread, molasses, and some burnt malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose and has a little more bourbon, though it still isn't overpowering. Pretty nice and a slight step up from the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is smooth and somewhat thick. Pretty nice.
o - Overall a really nice BA stout from Allentown; I've only had a few of their beers but this is my favorite so far, by far. The nose and taste get a ton better as it warms up, and some nice light sweet bourbon throughout. Worth checking out, would get it again.
05-09-2013 20:42:52 | More by mdfb79
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours pitch black with a two finger frothy beige head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet yet roasted nose with a very well integrated barrel character. Lots of spicy bourbon sweetness along with earthy oak, vanilla, toffee and coconut without overpowering the malt character. Roasted with subtle hints of coffee, toast and dark chocolate. Really nice.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice balance of roasted malt and bourbon barrel. Dry and roasty up front with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate followed by sweet, spicy bourbon notes. Hints of earthy oak compliment the dryness of the malt profile but there is still a lot of sweetness. Really nice whiskey/bourbon flavor with silky vanilla, marshmallow and coconut notes. Very well balanced with barrel character excellently integrated. Best beer I've had from this brewery.
07-26-2012 00:45:46 | More by corby112
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
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
12 oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass
A: Deep black body with a foamy, creamy and frothy medium brown colored head. Great sticky lacing on the sides along with a thick bubbly retention ring. Very nice looking beer.
S: Toffee, dark chocolate, lots of oak, vanilla and sweet bourbon on the back. It's interesting as it doesn't really smell much like there's a bourbon presence or that it spent any time in bourbon barrels.
T: Big bourbon served neat up-front, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, toffee and hints of caramel towards the back end. Certainly is surprising how much bourbon is here on the taste judging by the aroma. It does taste a little hot but it's not going overboard - enough to let you know the bourbon is there.
M: A little thin and quite bubbly, but it does have a smooth characteristic to it. Not creamy and full-bodied but it's not horrible.
I started off with a single bottle instead of a 4-pack because I didn't know how this would turn out but it's a pleasant surprise. Enough bourbon to warrant the time in the barrels, and great balance. One to try for sure.
EDIT: This got a very astringent note when it warmed up, knocking down "overall" half a point accordingly.
02-22-2012 00:40:10 | More by ShanePB
4.16/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
11-30-2013 00:10:48 | More by DrDemento456
4/5 rDev -0.5%
1205th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
Thanks to Cpabeer and Stormking47 for this one
App- A generally opague black pour some spotty notes of brown intermixed. A fast receding two finger khaki head formed and left a small dotted cling then was gone with a pond layer taking over.
Smell- Opens with a very black coffee note and settles to a bit of dark smooth chocolate and maybe a hint of vanilla. The whispy booze note comes up but doesnt overpower the nose. Small amounts of bourbon are present.
Taste- Started out as a good roast flavor with the coffee coming in and settled into the chocolate and a bit of cream. The bourbon really isnt there but adds more of a grainy booze note. Good pockets of flavor and hides the booze well.
Mouth- A lighter mediun body with a good creamy note to it. Medium thick carbonation and leaves some prickly booze notes, a bit of roast and chocolate.
Drink- Well a barrel aged stout in a 12oz bottle. Good
flavors with some smoothness at times and some grainular notes at times. Overall, good beer. Id like to sit on another bottle.
04-07-2012 03:58:24 | More by FosterJM
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
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