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Nepenthe Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged The Shire Stout - Candia Road Brewing Company

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Nepenthe Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged The Shire Stout
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 12-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by SawDog505:
Photo of SawDog505
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass. Pours very black with a one inch tan head, that leaves behind some lace. Smell is bourbon, charcoal, chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Taste is all of that, bourbon and charcoal are dominant. Body is less than medium, enough life, a little dry, and goes down easy enough. This is okay, but for almost $15 I wanted much more!

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%

Very smooth but overly thin body,
Excellent aroma with plenty of baba and dark roasted grains
Dark brown, slightly hazy, very good head limited lacing.
Good, light carbonation.
Lasting aftertaste with both dark grains and bourbon and wood.

Photo of puboflyons
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

From the waxed capped 650 ml. bottle from the Winter of 2013. Sampled July 14, 2014.

It pours a highly attractive dark brown with chestnut/mahogany hues around the stem of the tulip glass. Foamy but short-lived tan head.

Some dark malts, chocolate, and a touch of coffee greet the nose as does just a hint of the Bourbon barreling. The Bourbon part is more subdued.

The body was thin but not really watery. There was a kind of creamy texture to it.

The chocolate and coffee malts are up first in the flavor and then the wooden Bourbon booziness sneaks in from the backside. It is there the whole time but never overtakes to malt sensations. Bitterness at the end.

Photo of HopAlongG
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Less boozy than most at 10.5%...I drank it in a shot glass next to a good IPA. Whatever,,,if this is your idea of what's good then it's better than most of the barrel-aged crap. There must be a "one beer contingent" out there that digs this kinda beer. Who the hell drinks one beer?

Photo of kdivers
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Candia Road.
Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that quickly dissipates to wisps on top and leaves spotty lace. Aromas of ashy tobacco with bits of caramel and chocolate. Light fruitiness and light bourbon oak in the nose. The flavor is well unique. Very ashy smokey tobacco note. I literally conjure up images of ash trays as I sip this. Perhaps we went a hair too heavy on the roasted grains without some crystal sweetness to back it up? Roasted grain and bitter chocolate with a hint of brown sugary sweetness play supporting roles in the flavor here. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a chalky ashy gritty mouthfeel. Not my favorite stout, this one needs some work. Even the barrel treatment is not very evident here.

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of sdaly3
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 2ellas
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -14%

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Nepenthe Ales Bourbon Barrel Aged The Shire Stout from Candia Road Brewing Company
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