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Bourbon Barrel Porter - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 09-04-2010)
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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

BigMike, Jan 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

blameo, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.94/5  rDev -25%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bourbon Barrel Porter pours a black color with a creamy white head. There is a sweet aroma with vanilla and bourbon notes. The taste has some vanilla and bourbon flavors, but overall has a taste like medicine. Flavors are present but are offensive. Overall it tastes like medicine.

vette2006c5r, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

facesnorth, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

salvy31, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

deapokid, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

brendaniel, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

oglmcdgl, Jul 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -10.2%

garfscores, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of OneDropSoup
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a vase: Half-finger khaki, smooth head. Black body with highlights like maple syrup, heavy lacing.

Smells of nutty malt, mila cocoa, a little bourbon-vanilla note.

Tastes of vanilla, a little dark fruit & milk chocolate with a sharp booze note that smooths out & turns woody, oaky. Overwhelms just a bit, roasty bitterness grows & hangs on through the aftertaste.

Smooth but on the thin side, creamy at the same time.

Not bad, almost out of balance. Would like to try it without the nitro. Booze teeters on unwieldy.

OneDropSoup, Jun 08, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on nitro at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured an opaque brown-black with a creamy tan head; moderate retention, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasty dark malts and a bit of cocoa. Taste of roast and peat mainly, cocoa flavors coming in mid-palate; not much in the way of bourbon, other than a tingly bite in the finish, though at 6.5%ABV (which is what it was listed as at the bar) there wasn't much booze to be had here. Good for the drinkability, but detracted a bit from the overall taste. Pretty smooth, medium body, not very full in mouthfeel or taste, but still pretty decent overall.

Rifugium, Apr 18, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap (nitro) at Capone's Restaurant. Kudos for going out and getting this kind on thing.Decent enough nitro beer, big and creamy leaving a lace sheet. Slight coffee aroma. Dark brown. Decent drinkability. The barrel may have rounded out the flavour even more than the nitro. Any bourbon was hidden. Let me try this in the bottle.

Sammy, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

JMS1512, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

hoppymcgee, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mportnoy, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Houser, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DonFrap, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

xnicknj, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking dark brown color with a tan head on top. Nice a creamy looking from the nitro tap. The lacing was sticky like a Guinness. The smell of the beer has some muted roasted aromas that are covered up by the bourbon aromas in there. The taste of the beer is sweet with some hints of vanilla in there and just a touch of the dark malts in the finish. The mouthfeel is very light and smooth. Overall this is a good brew, I was very excited to give it a try.

Knapp85, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

calcnerd, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2012
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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.