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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious - Allentown Brew Works

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 16
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kwa357, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

NonicPanic, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Donco
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought this along with more expensive bottles of brew at my local bottle shop. It is a "local" beer so I thought I'd give it a try as I love bourbon barrel stouts.
Appearance: Jet black. Poured into my Stone tulip glass, it had a fair amount of foam which settled quickly down.
Smell: A faint amount of bourbon and roast.
Taste: Roasted coffee, faint chocolate. Pleasant bit of bourbon on the end.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin for a RIS.
Overall: No one will mistake this for BCBS. However, it is an affordable and pleasant drink that will please those who like BA stouts. Just don't expect the moon. Highly recommend letting this warm for at least 20 minutes as the flavors come out much more.

Donco, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

sblanton83, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lanstrum, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

thebigredone, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DrDemento456, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ejimhof, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

skaboom420, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

OhNo789, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Druss157, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

FleetwoodMatt, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

calcnerd, Oct 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Blaze5445, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

EgadBananas, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

bellsd62, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

zrab11, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

mportnoy, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

BGsWo22, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

BaconManic, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of MikeWard
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Snifter in the sink. No bottled dating could be found

Poured jet black with a caramel colored 1-2 fingered head. This thinned out to a covering quite quickly.

Smell was amazing. Reminded me of Thirsty Dog's Wulver. Vanilla, dried fruits, bourbon. Very appetizing.

Taste was also excellent. All the above flavors came through. A very enjoyable drink to finish off the evening.

Mouth was a bit of a letdown. Though I certainly enjoyed rolling the beer around my tongue, the beer was a bit on the thin side, and did not get that comforting alcohol soft burn feeling that I get with the better BBA stouts.

Overall, I can certainly recommend this beer. Not the best BBA stout out there, but certainly very enjoyable.

MikeWard, Aug 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

lccrunchy, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
90 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.