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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottyg354 on 12-19-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Texasfan549, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

PaulUH, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

anthonypw, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DaveAnderson, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

LVbeernoob, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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)

Stevedore, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Schlais, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BrokenStones, Apr 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Gww1864, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Tine, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

drummermattie02, Mar 21, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +12.2%

On tap at St. James Gate Irish Pub at Sands Bethlehem.
Poured into a tasting glass

A: Pours an opaque black with a tan creamy head that slowly builds

S: Hints of chocolate on the nose with a slight bourbon

T: tastes sweet on the tongue with a dry roasty finish after swallowing. Hint of bourbon lingers

M: Feels smooth and does not have a whole lot of carbonation on the tongue, but does prickle a little bit on the finish. Slight burn from the abv afterward.

Overall: This is a great beer! Dispite the abv I could probably drink quite a few of these. Not a ridiculous overwhelming bourbon flavor like some bourbon stouts have. I am a big fan of bourbon and of stouts, so this beer is right up there on my list!

Budinetz, Mar 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

beans923, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

buzzy, Mar 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

ESeab, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tobelerone, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

smonice, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

WDJersey, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

RollTide7, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

emottram, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Again I am surprised that this is not rated higher. This brew is good! has incredible drinkability. The bourbon flavor is subtle so you can taste the stout...a good balance. This beer hides the 9% well and I would purchase it again.

Bottom Line: Hidden gem from the Brew Works! buy it, drink it or age it cause it's good!

themind, Feb 25, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark black with one-finger, tan, fizzy, creamy head that lasted a minute and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, oak, alcohol.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Oak, roasted malt, bourbon, and alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with soft to fizzy carbonation. Warm going down.

O: The bourbon in this stout is noticeable. The beer is quite alcoholic for being only 9% ABV. Nice sipping beer for colder months of the year.

SolipsismalCat, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

waddellc2, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Number3red, Feb 10, 2013
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.