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Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrel - Port Jeff Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MrDanno96 on 12-28-2011)
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Kevin_Johnson24

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-29-2014 04:15:40 | More by Kevin_Johnson24
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Lare453

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-13-2014 00:47:07 | More by Lare453
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2014 00:54:58 | More by BColton1
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nyyfanatic213

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-19-2014 21:47:17 | More by nyyfanatic213
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2014 18:55:09 | More by pjkelley82
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

01-06-2014 16:41:04 | More by ThatsThatDude
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2013 04:17:11 | More by orangesol
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frankthetank86

New York

1/5  rDev -72.2%

07-24-2013 19:57:02 | More by frankthetank86
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Goobastic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-23-2013 02:58:33 | More by Goobastic
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beerloserLI

New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours out black.

The nose smells of bourbon and dense chocolate malts.

Bourbon malts come out over everything. Smooth and lush taste. The mouth-feel is a bit light but keep in mind that it's a porter and not a stout. The barrel is not over powering and rather subtle. Well done.

05-12-2013 05:28:54 | More by beerloserLI
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Mitchallica

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-01-2013 01:51:58 | More by Mitchallica
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joefuzz

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5%

Bottled 2/13 I think batch 2
Pours a like a deep brown ale with a 2 finger cream colored head. Smells of vanilla and muted hops. Taste starts off like a normal slightly hopped porter and ends with a nice barrel presence vanilla, toffee and a slight alcohol warming. Mouthfeel is the same as the normal porter with slightly lower carbonation. Overall good beer...its good to see a local brewery trying to barrel age beers but I think they need to get their process down...hope there is more to come from these guys.

03-31-2013 06:17:59 | More by joefuzz
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 01:59:12 | More by t0rin0
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rainydays2020

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-30-2013 23:51:12 | More by rainydays2020
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HugeBulge

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-30-2013 02:12:10 | More by HugeBulge
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marshmeli

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-23-2013 14:49:46 | More by marshmeli
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Soneast

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-10-2013 01:46:59 | More by Soneast
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-01-2013 17:26:35 | More by Jason
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danipp

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-01-2013 04:51:53 | More by danipp
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MystikCelt

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-03-2013 05:27:03 | More by MystikCelt
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cosmicevan

New York

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

This is from the batch that hit distribution...although possibly the batch before since there were some carbonation problems with this batch and I believe they were pulled from distro? None-the-less with that information i in tow i carefully opened the bottle and it did pop open once the cage was slightly loosened (i was ready). enjoyed from a blue point snifter.

a - brew poured a watery black with a very generous head of several fingers. after many minutes there was still a full finger of creamy mochachino looking head on the beer. lacing moved in full chunks connected to the surface of the beer and left some spotty dots of where it once danced along the glasses sides.

s - nice balanced roast and rich milk chocolate. some burnt wood and a hint of metal. the chocolate is fairly decadent, but the metal is a bit off putting.

t - big decadent chocolate with a slight glazing of metal. not as pronounced in the flavor as the nose..and perhaps it is the nose of the beer that is bringing it out in the taste, but i do get some metal on this otherwise gem of a beer. the barrel is subtle but really compliments the beer in a nice way.

m - the highlight of this beer is the creamy mouthfeel. really rich and decadent, but smooth as silk. one of the silkiest beers i've ever had.

o - overall, not sure if it was the time or the carb issues with this batch or what, but this seems to be a shadow of what i enjoyed from growler. i can taste the beer that i had in growler form, but it has a sheen of metal on it. i would definitely give this beer another go. the bottle i have has a space for a bottle number but it is not filled in so it makes me thing that this bottle does not go with the others that hit distro that are numbered. i did get this at a port jeff tasting where they were planning to release it, but decided not to due to some issue, but a few bottles were made available to those that were there. as i drank it, the metal seemed to fade away. as i mentioned the barrel is subtle (pretty sure it only spent 3 months in the barrel) but really compliments the beer in a nice way and makes this a really solid beer. in my opinion this one is worth seeking out and should be easy to find if you are local or know someone local.

11-14-2012 03:21:42 | More by cosmicevan
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MikeConklin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

09-16-2012 02:58:04 | More by MikeConklin
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

A: black body with a milky chocolate head of fine fizz; settle into a fairly laceless state

S: chocolate malt, espresso, hints of drier bourbon

T: normal porter flavors of espresso, cocoa; some vanilla caramel and light, dry bourbon notes

M: a little thinner and more effervescent than I'd like, but clean-finishing; nice balance between sweeter, heavier feels and lighter, drier notes - fairly consistent from start to finish

O: my first bba porter - had porters, had bba beers, but never a bba porter - also my first Port Jeff beer of any sort - so take this for what you will: I liked it and found it a nice take on a porter, and I think the porter base itself was a respectable presentation of the style. No reason not to try it at all. Cheers!

09-03-2012 16:01:21 | More by Greywulfken
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%

Appearance: this is beer is black, yea maybe some might say it is dark brown but honestly it is seriously opaque. Tan head that rise to roughly 1/3" off the body. The head frame is thin dissipating to almost nada after a minute.

Smell: Without tasting it it smells like milk chocolate, light scent that appetizes most nostrils.

Taste: A enigmatic combination of honey, chocolate, and believe it or not butterscotch which is really hard not to like.

Mouth: medium combination which is sharp toast and it is super if not indeed almost perfect.

Overall: Well above from what I was expecting, this isn't just a brew, it is real beer. Salud!

08-18-2012 02:16:16 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-11-2012 17:23:21 | More by Casterbridge
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Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrel from Port Jeff Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.