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Arcadia Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Shipwreck PorterArcadia Shipwreck Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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Gtg642

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-22-2012 22:14:00 | More by Gtg642
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2012 20:42:11 | More by t0rin0
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-10-2012 18:01:55 | More by ajs4bd
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Scout11

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-05-2012 02:33:41 | More by Scout11
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-21-2012 18:22:25 | More by djrn2
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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%

02-29-2012 06:40:43 | More by let8it8grow
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Marti403

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-21-2012 04:13:09 | More by Marti403
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-20-2012 21:23:53 | More by cynical1027
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-27-2012 19:02:49 | More by PhineasGage
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was just ok for me. not alot of barrel aged experience, the only porter i can compare this to is williamsburg bourbon barrel, and that was alot better, as in one of my favorite beers last year.

black, good head, pretty beer. smells and tastes chocolate, vanilla, some bourbon. smooth and easy drinking considering 12% abv, certainly hides the alcohol well.

reasonable price but will not be a repeat purchase. maybe this one is too refined, i really enjoy the killer booziness of williamsburg's version, which i did not get here.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 13:29:07 | More by B33R501
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-12-2012 17:12:40 | More by bonbini26
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-11-2012 23:32:06 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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jheberle

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-10-2012 18:50:53 | More by jheberle
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2012 22:30:49 | More by imperialking
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kirkse

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-27-2011 23:51:06 | More by kirkse
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Hoopman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2011 11:50:17 | More by Hoopman
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-19-2011 16:41:10 | More by THECPJ
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-17-2011 01:37:35 | More by TasteTester
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2011 05:22:48 | More by HopStoopid120
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rab53

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

11-22-2011 03:17:42 | More by rab53
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2011 02:16:47 | More by Another6Pack
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brewpubbung

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-19-2011 23:05:49 | More by brewpubbung
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2011 03:28:18 | More by tclapper
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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
Arcadia Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.