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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

231 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 41 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

xseanprimex, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

SharkNado, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

krl2112, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Beer4B, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

KLReed, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kurmaraja, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

uvm2003, May 20, 2014
Photo of DingoMontgomery
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

DingoMontgomery, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Docrock, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

rfgetz, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Stum-pub, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

JArmour15, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

smitty23, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

RobDB, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dbattey, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

reitzbrewing, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

chinchill, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Dougwillhike, Apr 07, 2014
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IPAchris, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mikefuski17, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

PeterParker, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

CreekyJarls, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Chevelle66, Mar 19, 2014
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.