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Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 17.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a MadTree snifter. The pour is a dark, hazy, murky coppery color with low carbonation and very little head (perfectly acceptable for a barrel-aged beer). The nose has sweet bready notes, toffee, hazelnuts, and bourbon.

Medium-full body with a slick feel and a very sweet flavor. Predominant flavors are sweet malt, toffee, molasses, caramel, and butterscotch candy. The oaky vanilla and bourbon notes arrive very quickly and persist to the finish. Unfortunately, the preponderance of sweet notes combined with the barrel-aging may have deprived this beer of some of the dark fruit and roasty flavors characteristic of the style. The sweetness subsides on the finish and is replaced by a fusel alcohol note that warms, but doesn't enhance the flavor or linger for long. Some roast would really enhance the finish of this beer.

I really like the opening salvo of flavors in this beer. It could almost pass for a Bourbon-Barrel-Aged English Barleywine. It's rich, sweet, syrupy, and scrumptious. Unfortunately, it's not an English Barleywine and it needs some complementary flavors such has coffee, licorice, or dark fruit to offset some of the sweetness and provide complexity. As is, the beer starts out delightfully sweet, then gets boozy and dull on the back of the palate. I'd like for some other flavors to come forward and linger a bit on the finish. The warming alcohol would enrich and enhance just about anything, but there's just nothing there. Nevertheless, this is a very good beer that I hope Abita will brew again and continue to develop.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlafly33
2.56/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a big enough beer to handle the barrel. Tastes like watery bourbon.

Photo of mattyb85
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best bourbon beer I've ever had

Photo of KYGunner
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was really surprised by just how much bourbon this took from the barrel but it's almost like boilermaker. Light fudgey chocolate malt body with a thinner feel. It finishes with a more alcohol laden whiskey taste. It's an enjoyable beer if this is your sort of thing.

Photo of Wayne17
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Wino's And Taco's in Covington, LA

Not what you'd typically expect from Abita, obviously they aren't known for their barrel aging. This should change soon as I saw the room where Abita plans to expand their barrel aging program very soon. (should even see bottles of BA Stout as well at some point) The color was a dark brown and their was no head or lacing. The mouth feel was pretty thin honestly but that's not a bad thing. It smelled wonderful (bourbon, raisins, chocolate, etc), like you'd expect from a beer aged in Pappy Van Winkle Barrels. The taste was sensational and tasted much like the smell, chewy raisins, vanilla, subtle oak, a slight oxidation but just the right amount to give it nice complex quality. I was told it was only aged for 3 months but boy did this beer take to the barrel well. I hope they consider doing this again as it was a homerun in my opinion.

Photo of Brevbin
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first time I've really enjoyed something from Abita. Huge bourbon profile. Love this one.

Photo of rudabegga9
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

best abita beer ive ever had

Photo of Miami66
2.4/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Really strong brew. High alcohol content. Unfortunately it comes out tasting like watery bourbon.

Photo of sillyhed8
3.07/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasted a little too boozy for me. Wasn't very balanced to me

Photo of VTR
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap.

I wasn't sure what to expect coming from Abita but I figured I would give it a go. A/Dark brown with a slight white lacing on the glass S/Very strong upfront bourbon with some malts. Not much going on here but no mistaking it was barrel aged. T/Huge bourbon upfront with a some slight malts coming near the end that I feel sweetened it up slightly. Molasses maybe? Definitely picked up the oak and slight vanilla from the barrel. Again there was not a whole lot going on here. Yes, I got the bourbon and it is a good thing that I like bourbon because it was that strong. I was impressed because I like a "hot" bourbon on barrel aged beers. This is my first baltic porter offering other than Uinita Sea Legs and IMO I think this is a whole lot better. I would definitely drink this again. I think it is a solid beer and enjoyed my glass.

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Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter from Abita Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.