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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 04-06-2014)
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

deadonhisfeet, May 28, 2014
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Abita Bourbon Street Baltic Porter from Abita Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.