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Arcadia Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia Shipwreck PorterArcadia Shipwreck Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%


Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The second in a limited edition, 22oz bottled Brew Crew Big Beer Series. This beer was aged in 10-year old whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 04-15-2006)
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Reviews by busterthecat:
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 2008 vintage for $6. Bought it blind. Kept at ~55 degrees for a few months then poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle says "Ale aged in Oak Barrels", so a little confusion on my part on which beer listing this is, but the label looks like this one.

A- Pours a semi-transparent dark brown, sits a very dark brown in the glass. A nice khaki head forms and a good capping lingers for a while. Slight lacing,

S- Wow! the aroma of this beer is unlike any that I have yet encountered. It is a bold sweet chocolate covered cherry surprise. It has a tanginess that melds with the sweetness of cocoa. Bourbon and vanilla also present. It has some booze to it, but definitely expected at its ABV. Very nice, original & complex. I probably have smelled this beer for 5 min before taking a sip.

T- Again, Chocolate and tangy cherries take center stage. Softly roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and strawberries are also in the mix. Very interesting and different. Quite refreshing.

M- Full bodied yet not heavy on the palate. Starts wet and calmly dries. The cherries really linger on the tongue and the memory of sweetness is retained. Not overpowering at all. Slight booze warmness felt on back of throat, but rather enjoyable on this cold rainy night.

O- A very different and well done baltic porter. I can't remember tasting anything like this before. A steal at $6. I just hope I can find more bottles of this. Reminds me of the holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 00:35:11 | More by busterthecat
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CLEmark

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a dark brown, almost black.
S- Nice smell with some chocolate, maybe some oak too, a little toasty

T- Chocolate, a touch of roasted malts. A little light cherry flavor .Doesn't overpower with any flavor. I did not get to much out of the barrel aging.

M- Full bodied but well balanced. Nice thick feel.

O- It $6 I thought it was bit to expensive. I probably would not get this again at that price. However, it is a very solid porter.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 13:51:55 | More by CLEmark
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-04-2014 04:33:07 | More by jkball01
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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ms11781

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-30-2013 21:17:44 | More by ms11781
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

Pours jet black with a tan foam head and splashy lace. Alcohol tears.

Charred malt nose, moderate strength, some black strap molasses.

Big charred malt up front, with scorched coffee and bitter chocolate. An immediate sour note, then alcohol, then bitter dark malt at the end. You get the oak, which is great considering the strength of the other flavors.

Fuller bodied, tongue coating.

Very nice, with a good punch of intensity.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 23:49:07 | More by OtherShoe2
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-29-2013 03:59:47 | More by alelover
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Gtg642

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Fishman007

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured the beer from a 12 oz bottle with red wax on the cap quite quickly into a pint glass and the head still remained considerably small. I would say this beer does a great job of hiding the 12% alcohol content. The beer is very drinkable and I drank it relatively fast while typing this review. The bourbon taste is present, but not overwhelming. There are notes of chocolate that make the after taste feel comfortable and ready for the next sip.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:22:04 | More by Fishman007
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Marti403

Michigan

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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Arcadia Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.