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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 46
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottyg354 on 12-19-2011)
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roger617

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Received this as an extra in a trade, got to love getting bourbon barrel aged goodness as a surprise I'm a trade. 12 oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Pours a very dark black with only a thin layer of off-white head that disappears quickly. Viscosity looks fairly thin compared to my benchmark for the style, but this is expected with a relatively low ABV.
S: The aroma is very subtle, I have to swill the glass to get a decent nose out of it. What comes through strongest is the bourbon, followed by a roast or burnt presence. I love what I, getting, just wish it was stronger!
T: Bourbon and chocolate dominate up front. In the middle I get the roasted malt and some charred oak. The finish is a smooth lingering bourbon taste that I really enjoy.
M: Carbed well, which I'm surprised after seeing the pour yield almost no head. It does feel a little thin, but again, it's a moderate 9% ABV, so this doesn't surprise me. Leaves a slightly dry aftertaste.
O: This is a very smooth drinking bourbon barrel aged stout. I always compare to my benchmark for certain styles, and this is a style that has it pretty rough for the unheralded players. For being a surprise brew, and 1 I have never heard of, I am very impressed with how well this comes together. Great balance, and very smooth.

06-26-2014 00:02:08 | More by roger617
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2014 16:37:16 | More by tvghost
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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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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-11-2014 21:53:29 | More by xseanprimex
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-31-2014 22:33:21 | More by SharkNado
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krl2112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-30-2014 00:07:55 | More by krl2112
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Beer4B

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2014 19:43:34 | More by Beer4B
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KLReed

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-26-2014 02:06:56 | More by KLReed
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-22-2014 18:23:07 | More by Kurmaraja
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uvm2003

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-20-2014 02:00:07 | More by uvm2003
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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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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-03-2014 03:54:03 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2014 01:55:31 | More by Docrock
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-26-2014 12:01:30 | More by rfgetz
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-26-2014 05:47:19 | More by Stum-pub
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-22-2014 05:23:58 | More by JArmour15
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smitty23

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-21-2014 22:25:34 | More by smitty23
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-20-2014 14:34:47 | More by markgugs
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RobDB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 12:00:37 | More by RobDB
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dbattey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 13:35:24 | More by dbattey
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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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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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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2014 23:13:09 | More by Dougwillhike
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-04-2014 16:51:42 | More by IPAchris
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-31-2014 01:14:44 | More by mikefuski17
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.