Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) - Hangar 24 Brewery
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2.58/5 rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5
The only downfall for this beer/ I had a better one over at the IEBC in riverside an hour before this.
Color is average- exactly what you would expect.
Smell- had some bourbon character, but not much (which I actually enjoyed).
Taste- ??? Not impressive... below average compared to other beers out there of the same style. Good Vanilla and prune notes though, but did not maintain any porter flavors.
Mouth feel- Thin...I wonder if they just added sugar to get the SG up.
Overall...Mediocre at best. I was told that their brewer got a high score on his brewers test... Doesn't show.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2012 23:26:19 | More by seasmokiee
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to Kyle2k10 for this bottle, the last remaining bottle from a dangerous wintertime swap. 750ML, corked & caged from 2013, bottle 2021 of 2520, split with my wife.
The pour is dark brown with red-headed highlights & carbonation that could be measured in fingernail widths; i.e. less than one. Dat nose rings out with a strong bourbon forefront, backed by cola & chocolate (which surfaces only after a vigorous swirl). Vanilla, wood have to be teased out. I like the direction this is running.
Immelman Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series #1) would receive a performance review of "exceeds expectations" in my department. The bourbon has Klumesque legs: strong up front & seem to go on forever. The barrel lends a throaty heat, vanilla, & strong woodiness in the after-burn. Under the staves is a beer...I think. The chocolate is subdued, mild sweetness tangling with black sugar. A bit heavy; could use an infusion of bubbles. But not having any trouble making it disappear. Call me Copperfield, sonny.
A barrel-heavy porter (at least that's what it says on the bottle) that uses the bourbon & wood notes so well that the quiet loss of the base beer is forgivable. Given a more robust porter, I do believe this could swagger with the big boys. As is: a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 01:52:11 | More by maximum12
Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) from Hangar 24 Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.