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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: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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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

Photo of cspompey
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.