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Bourbon Barrel Porter - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Porter
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87
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DonFrap, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Beeradelphia, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

JohneHoodlum, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

lion22, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

bigfnjoe, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

GeoffreyM, Aug 10, 2012
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
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4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have tried this beer several times on Nitro Tap and have enjoyed it every time. Beer pours very smooth, mouth feel is light almost creamy. The high ABV is hardly apparrent and the bourbon is subtle. Overall a great beer that I always look for when I am out.

cspompey, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

salvy31, Jun 09, 2012
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mdillon86, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

ejimhof, May 16, 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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4/5  rDev +2%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

RyanGoodman, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

nicholas527, Mar 24, 2012
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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%

keanlacrosse, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

zekeman17, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

aszatk01, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

brendaniel, Feb 18, 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 CaptinRedBeard
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: On nitro tap at the brew pub. Pours with a very tight tan one finger head, good lacing and a nice dark brown body.

S: The bourbon comes through right away. Followed by some very nice roasty, malty and nutty scents.

T: The bourbon is up front once again. Backed up by some great nutty, caramel and roasted malt flavors. The bourbon dominates but does not overpower by any means.

M: Very smooth with light carbonation. Perfect.

D: Very good this is a very complex brew, but it goes down like water. Overall, one of the best porters that I have ever had . Well done.

CaptinRedBeard, Sep 04, 2010
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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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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.