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Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 70
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 12-22-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

2013 vintage. Bottle # 87/2520.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice balance between the cocoa and bourbon qualities.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

nmann08, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful rich looking pour. A deep, dark brown color with a ton of rich tan lacing throughout the glass. Competely opaque with no light shing through and the two inch head of chocolate on top only settled down gradually by the end of the session.

The aroma was to die for. Rich notes of whiskey and campfire aromas mixed seemlessly into a roasted malt and light coffee like smell. The flavor though was simply superb. Touches of oak and roasted caramel mixing with lots of peat and whiskey barrle goodness. So rich and full, even as it warmed it was second to none in the smoked flavor. This was easily the best smoked beer I have ever had. Such a rich mix of barrel flavors and the whiskey just presented itself in the perfect mixture. Full bodied with wonderful carbonation and the alcohol was no where near too strong, in facvt it came off just right.

mikesgroove, Jul 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Gil for sharing this one.

A: The beer pours a dark brown with a small khaki head.

S: Just a fantastic barrel aroma of bourbon and vanilla with a hint of oak. Plenty of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. There's even a bit of coffee in there.

T: As one might expect, there is plenty of chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla flavor to this beer. Very smooth and well rounded with a nice sweetness. A hint of roast with some mild coffee notes.

M: The body is a touch on the thin side, unfortunately. Smooth, medium carbonation.

O: This was a really nice beer. I wish that I had been able to get some bottles of this.

womencantsail, Jul 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

largadeer, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

SocalKicks, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

oline73, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

mendvicdog, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

yourefragile, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

drewone, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

duceswild, Oct 23, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

11/7/2011

Thanks Tim!

A: Dark brown with a small bubbly head.

S: Dark chocolate melds with caramel and a dash of coffee. Tons of bourbon and vanilla. Light oak.

T: Lots of caramel with notes vanilla and oak. Bourbon is pronounced. The beer is moderately sweet with a little brown sugar and roast.

M: Medium body with lower moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

Overall: Nice. Great barrel profile. This was much better than expected.

HopHead84, Nov 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

THECPJ, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

bsuedekum, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Gobzilla, Dec 07, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

195th review on BA
C/C 750 ML Bottle # 526/1163
Bottle to snifter

App- Same color brown as the bottle. With a 2 finger pancake consistency head but more bubbly. Can see the lacing just cling as the beer bubbles away.

Smell- Bourbon, chocolate, malt and dark sugar.

Taste- The taste is there I am reading on the side of the glass but a little tame. Could use some more pop in the flavors. They are well balanced and paired well. The booze doesnt come through the taste as much on the nose.

Mouth- A heavy medium with a low carb. Very smooth, creamy and rich.

Drink- A nice beer. It's very smooth very well rounded flavors. It's not over powering but you notice it a couple hours later at almost 11%

FosterJM, Jan 18, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

maximum12, Apr 09, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2010)

Woodshop Classix
Anaheim, CA

Thanks for sharing this one FosterJM!

(Aged 1 year)

Dark brown without any clarity. Brown and khaki head, though thin, leaves the glass messy and sticky.

Wonderful, rich, and inviting aroma consisting of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, vanilla sweetness, and some chocolate and coffee. A complete aroma if I ever smelled one, without being over the top or too powerful with bourbon and alcohol sting. Subtle, yet rich and complex.

A fine tasting beer with a mellow bourbon and vanilla accent throughout, though the base beer still shines through: a rich, chocolatey, somewhat smoky porter.

Medium mouthfeel. A tad thicker and luscious would have put this beer in to the upper echelon.

Smooth drinking, though full and rich, subtle yet delicious--really a standout. This is without a doubt my favorite beer from Hangar 24!

ehammond1, Aug 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

jsanford, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

IrishColonial, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

beerpadawan, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

CelticAleMan, Dec 18, 2011
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Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) from Hangar 24 Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.