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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 21
Gots: 50 | FT: 5
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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Ratings: 262 | Reviews: 54
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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I sampled a 12 oz bottle of this beer poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. The beer pours a dark cola brown with minimal tan head foaming up and fading quickly to nothing.
Aroma is dark brown sugar and molasses, some burnt coffee and a little vanilla and bourbon. The nose is not overpowering but is enjoyable.
First sip reveals a thick body with mild rolling carbonation. The beer exhibits a rich hearty texture.
Flavor is all malt with molasses and coffee grounds mixing with roast malt and some lingering bourbon on the finish.
I dont really get much from the booze or any hops to speak of in this beer.
There is a bit of stickiness on my lips and palate after each swallow and the roasted malt lingers too.
I enjoy this beer and find it highly drinkable. I would buy it again if I found a bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of troegaarden
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my Bell's snifter.

Jet black a very small tan head. The head disappeared as fast as a head on a 7-up, you could hear the bubbles fizzing away, gone in 60 seconds. After a few minuets there wasn't a bubble to be found. No lacing either, the beer looked oily on the walls of the glass. The smell was mostly bourbon and roasted coffee. Taste was the same, boozy, burnt coffee or espresso and had a light alcohol warmth going down. The flavors are just what you would expect for a bourbon aged beer. It made a good sipper. This was my third style from Fegley's and I have enjoyed them all!

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of zac16125
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Teku glass
no born on date, not sure what vintage this is but guessing the latest

Thanks to BMart for sending this over as an extra.

A: Pours opaque black with some browning when held to light. 1 fingers width of fizzy light mocha colored head builds then quickly fades, reminiscent of a cola. Leaves no lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate fudge, lots of cinnamon which is very nice. Some bakers chocolate, roasted malt, nutmeg. The barrel comes out next, and its mostly oak, along with subtle vanilla-y bourbon. The characteristic are awesome, but the aroma as a whole is fairly faint so you really have to get your nose in and take big whiffs to appreciate it.

T: Roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, lots of oak, a nutty character thats almost like peanut butter. Some bourbon there as well, but like the nose the bourbon characteristics are fairly faint. Very good at first but as I drink all the nice flavors start to fade in favor of an herbaceous character and indistinct bitterness. Still a tasty brew, but doesnt finish as strong as Id hope.

M/D: Fairly smooth, carbonation low but appropriate, no hint of the ABV and drinkability is good. My only complaint is that it is rather thin. Would definitely benefit from a thicker mouthfeel.

O: Overall, a really nice beer that I enjoyed quite a bit. Not mind blowing, but well above average. Thanks again BMart for sending this one my way.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle with a star and a gear behind it. Wrapped around the star is a deadly coral snake (red meets yellow) with its mouth open and ready to strike. Surrounding this picture is the mandatory US info and a description of the beer. A brewed date or vintage year would have been nice. Served in a Peg's Cantina Snifter.

From behind the snarling coral snake was a beer that was black as coal or as black as the heart of the evil snake on the label. When I held this beer up to the light, all I saw was a reflection of myself in the glass. I even think the mighty sun would have trouble shining through this beer. On top of this barrel aged beauty was a short lived tiny head of foam. I'm pretty sure the color of the foam was dark tan. It didn't bother to stick around. It only managed to leave behind a small handful of rings along the side.

The aroma of this barrel aged Imperial Stout was more sweet than roasted. Kicking off the aroma was some lightly roasted malts. Once it got that out of the way, in comes the slightly sweet aromas of dark chocolate, a pinch of black licorice, roasted coffee beans, a smidgen of toffee, and a few raisins. After the raisins, in comes the charred oak, a drop of bourbon, and a whiff of vanilla.

While the aroma was over the border on the sweet side, the taste was more dry and roasted. Like the aroma though, it was again the dry roasted malt that kicked off things. Right after the malt was the dry roasted coffee beans. Once the taste got dry roasted elements out of the way, the taste then let through dark chocolate, black licorice, some raisins here and there, a pinch of toffee, charred oak, a thimble of bourbon, and a very subtle taste of vanilla at the finish line.

This was a full bodied Imperial Stout with a little carbonation and a dry roasted aftertaste. The aftertaste was chock full of dry roasted malt and coffee, a drop of toffee, dark chocolate, charred oak, and a dab of vanilla and bourbon. This aftertaste will linger on the roof of your mouth for some time.

I would like to thank one of my Philly friends who gave me this beer in a trade. While the aroma liked the sweetness, it was the taste that liked dry roasted flavors. Not my favorite barrel aged Imperial Stout, but its not bad. I heard that its a very affordable barrel aged beer. That's certainly a plus!

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.