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Bourbon Barrel Porter - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Porter
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BA SCORE
88
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CaptinRedBeard on 09-04-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
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
Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at d.b.a., Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is rather dark amber in color and has lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are notes of bourbon in the aroma.
T: Unlike the smell, the bourbon flavors are rather strong, but not overpowering. There are also notes of oak. Overall, there is a good balance among the flavors.
M: The beer feels very smooth on the palate and has just a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked.

metter98, Sep 26, 2010
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
Photo of Rifugium
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
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +2%

ejimhof, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

rolltide8425, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

xnicknj, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

deapokid, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +2%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mdillon86, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

hoppymcgee, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

DonFrap, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

oglmcdgl, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

bigfnjoe, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Oakenator, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black with a light tan head and some lacing

S-coffee, chocolate and bourbon

T-dark roasted malt and coffee, chocolate, and light veil of bourbon, not overly boozy

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy, viscous

O-a tasty Porter with a decent balance and mix of flavors

MDDMD, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

waddellc2, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mportnoy, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

zekeman17, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of garuda
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

garuda, Wednesday at 01:12 PM
Photo of facesnorth
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

facesnorth, Sep 09, 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
Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +2%

GeoffreyM, Aug 10, 2012
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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.