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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck PorterBourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

629 Ratings
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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%


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

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 02-01-2011)
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did3376

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Libby stout glass. No bottle date present, assuming 2013.

A: Deep, dark brown, medium thick pour. About a finger of head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a slight covering across the surface. Mild lacing.

S: Bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt.

T: Fairly heavy bourbon taste up front fading to dark chocolate and a coffee finish.

M: Smooth as silk, mild carbonation. Medium heavy. No real notice of the alcohol for a 12% beer.

O: Very good. Definitely starts bourbon heavy, but some of the complexities that follow are quite enjoyable, combined with a silky smooth delivery. Certainly worth a try. It would be interesting to see what some age would do to this. Cut the wax with a sharp knife just below the cap, and had no problem.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:20:43 | More by did3376
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toppoop

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a pain to get the wax off the cap! Otherwise quite good. Guess they call this a porter at 12%. Tastes more like a stout to me. Lots of chocolate notes in the noise and north. Heavy booze taste should dissipate after some time. Pretty darn good. Excited for this to age a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:04:31 | More by toppoop
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can find.

A: Pours a dark brown, not quite black. Good sized and frothy medium brown head. Head fades out pretty quickly, decent thin walls of lacing though. Decent retention too.

S: Nice heavy bourbon aroma. Caramel, vanilla, toffee and oak. Toasted sugars too. Mild charry chocolate from the roasted malt but it's mostly bourbon here.

T: Heavy on the bourbon flavors up front but not too hot at the same time. Heavy toffee and caramel for sure. Oaky, very oaky. Especially in the finish, with just a touch of toasted sugar to go with it. Roasted malt is pretty mild, with some decent chocolate and some char in the middle primarily. Finish is all oak and a little char, can practically taste the pulp. Lingering oaky aftertaste with just the lightest touch of char and chocolate.

M: Heavy but not too viscous or sweet. Nice and smooth.

O: Very tasty bourbon barrel porter. The base beer seems like it has a bit of a hard time holding its own against the heavy bourbon flavors. It seems the roasted malt character just doesn't have the same strength that it would have in a similar stout, and thus gets lost a little. It's not bad, don't get me wrong, just heavy on the bourbon flavors with complimentary porter characteristics (and not the other way around, like it usually goes). Very oaky in general too, if that's your sort of thing.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 06:28:01 | More by Dope
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle to snifter 1finger mocha head settled nicely, dsark black like any imperial stout

Aroma - bourbon vanilla molasses dark fruits

Taste - sweetness, toffee, oak, toasted coconut, I think im even getting a faint cherry flavor, little bit of whiskey on the finish. Amazing taste

Mouthfeel - nice approacble body , quite a bit lighter than I'd expect for 12%, creamy and great smooth finish

Overall this is a fantastic BA beer. I've been hesitant to buy it given the price tag but was fortunate to score this as an extra. I will most likely pick this up in the future when I feel like splurging definitely a must try at least once

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 01:01:00 | More by maxcoinage
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.
A - Moderately viscous dark brown pour. A one finger head medium brown head dissipated to a long lasting lacing.
S - Up front bourbon with malt, carmel and vanilla.
T - Similar to the smell with a sharp bourbon tang up front, moderate malt and medium roast coffee in the middle and the spicy combination of alcohol and hops on the finish.
M - Moderately mouth coating, light carbonation and an astringent teeth cleaning dryness on the finish.
O - Overall a decent porter with an good smell but an overpowering amount of bourbon from a taste perspective.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 20:55:09 | More by kdahnke123
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color with a decently foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes strongly like bourbon. Also has plenty of malts and some hints of chocolate and coffee. Has a full-bodied feel and goes down pretty smooth. A nice drink to warm you up, but it is definitely strong.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 16:21:46 | More by brutusmuktuk
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The head built in the glass just shy of a finger tall and quickly fell into the black liquid. The tan foam left some stepped lacing before it fell and a dusting on top. Although very dark and black at first glance, peaks of dark mahogany around the edges come out. And of course some of the wax fell in my glass.. it took a ridiculous amount of time to get it open even.

S: Light milk chocolate aroma with a kind of milky lactose aroma? Oak barrel character is very low and there is some earthy hop aroma present. Light overall.

T: The base beer has mild milk chocolate flavor with a chalky flavor. The bitterness comes off fairly assertive with the barrel flavors adding to the hop bitterness. The barrel flavor itself is moderate and keeps with the vanilla and caramel standards. Soy sauce character in the finish.

M: Carbonation is low to mild. Defiantly getting some alcohol warming. Body is moderate and there is a sharp bitting character that comes off as bitterness, but not the normal hop bitterness, more of a drying mouth feel from the barrel sugars? Guessing here. Also gets slightly creamy as the sips get bigger.

O: I picked this up on a trip to Michigan on a recommendation from the store owner (it's the last bottle!) but have to say this fell flat for me. If the aroma was better and some of the off flavors I was picking up (maybe it was age, or an infected bottle?) were fixed it probably would be a very solid beer. But this one.. not so much.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:29:22 | More by guityler83
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2011 vintage.

A - Pours dark brown/black with a thick toffee colored ring and very thick layer of creamy foam on top.

S - Dark sweet cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon, and oak.

T - Bourbon is upfront and dominant in this beer, after that...dark cocoa malt, vanilla, caramel, light char, some dark fruit, followed by additional bourbon.

M - Medium body and lip smacking sticky with gentle carbonation that's borderline silky.

O - Nice job Arcadia, 'really held up well for being a few years old, would like another one of these but only have one. The bourbon is pretty bold so if you enjoy that type of thing this will be a beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:37:53 | More by jzeilinger
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/15/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, vanilla, bourbon, oak, clove, coconut, and roasted/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, vanilla, toast, caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, clove, dark bread, light coconut, and roasted/oak earthiness. Light earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, raisin, toast, toffee, caramel, dark bread, bourbon, oak, clove, and roasted/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible depth, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with and awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged porter! All around awesome depth and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 05:02:45 | More by superspak
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a 12oz bottle.
Purchased in the winter of 2013.

The brew pours a slightly viscous dark brown and mahogany that when in concentrated quantities looks pure black and lets not light through. There is a nice thin light tan/brown head that forms that is pretty dense but recedes very quickly.

Aroma starts off with some notes of milk and dark chocolate. This is then followed by some barrel notes of caramel and slight toffee along with some barrel wood and heat. Upon warming and further inspection the cocoa notes open up a bit more. Leading to a nice richness that is warming and welcoming. Notes of vanilla spice and wood from the Bourbon barrels compliment and finishes

Flavor is similar to nose. Nice, delicious notes of coca powder, bakers chocolate and some nice dark chocolate bitterness are present. Then some strong sweetness is present with notes of toffee and some boozy heat. The finish brings back the notes of coca and some nice clean woody notes and vanilla spice from the barrel. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I would like but its till medium. There is some nice slight roast that gives the brew a bitter coffee finish with some nice mocha hints.

This is a nice porter that rested in bourbon barrels. It is nice and chocolaty with some good coffee roast to finish. Wish it felt a bit thicker.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:22:09 | More by JoEBoBpr
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade a LONG time ago. This possibly a '11 vintage, but I think its a '12. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark brown nearly black hue with a thin wuater inch mocha head that faded rather quickly to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of Oak, vanilla, chocolate, darker fruits, faint faint alcohol. Nice whiskey notes and some faint malty sweetness.

T - Taste is very, very nice vanilla and bourbon sweetness. Caramel, nice lightly bitter coffee/char finish. Alcohol is hidden nicely but does creep. Nice chocolate notes. Drinks like chocolate bourbon, super mellow, with a light char/espresso finish. Woah.

M - Mouthfeel is super oily/rich. Silky, velvet, dangerously drinkable.

O - Overall this is an insanely good beer. Wish I had another one, or atleast had cracked this next to a BA Framinghammer to compare to. My goodness was this delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 02:50:12 | More by rudzud
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king75

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark chocolaty silky brown in color. Small toffee colored head that does not stay around for very long but does leave a nice lacing around the entire rim of the glass.

Smell- Has a light vanilla whiskey node but not to the extent of most barrel aged beers. Can pick up hints of black strap molasses, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and hints of toffee.

Taste and mouthfeel- a light crisp toasty chocolate flavor is the most prevalent flavor profile that hits and permeates the palate. The whiskey barrel flavor is barely present when cold so I will let it warm up some...after reaching room temperature the whiskey flavors start to come through but are much more mellow than most barrel aged beers. The barrel primarily adds a nice vanilla node and toffee flavor profile to this beer which help to balance out the sweetness of the dark chocolate flavors. Lacks the bitter bite one would expect with most beers that have been barrel aged or have a dark chocolate profile. This one is extremely smooth and balance from beginning to end. The one big knock against this beer is the mouthfeel is rather light, lacking the heavier body that one would expect with this style.

Overall, the best beer I have ever had from Arcadia and restores my faith in this brewery. An exceptionally well balance barrel aged beer that could be enjoyed by a novice or a connoisseur. Worth trying and is one beer that I plan to revisit in the future

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 23:16:08 | More by king75
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Steamer

Missouri

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a light beige head that dissipates quickly leaving some very nice lacing. Strong bourbon aroma - excellent, but not overpowering, with a hint of vanilla bean . Complex bourbon, expresso, and vanilla flavor, and a little alcohol bite, still goes down smooth. A full bodied porter that has the mouthfeel of a stout. Overall outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 04:36:24 | More by Steamer
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. red wax-dipped bottle into a snifter branded with the Arcadia Ale Celtic knot symbol

Pours a very dark brown capped by a one and half finger beige head. Above average retention; bits of thin lacing evident. Baker's chocolate and light hints of oak and bourbon on the nose. Opens with dark chocolate, some toffee notes; a bit nutty and biscuity midpalate. Finishes with roasted cocoa powder, light espresso notes, a very light hint of prunes, and pleasant oakiness accent with a bit of bourbon. Medium, slick body with a touch of creaminess. Lower level of carbonation that still makes its presence known. Overall, a solid BA brew that I'd revisit again.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 06:33:40 | More by chanokokoro
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with the date 2/11 written on it in marker; I've had this one in the cellar for a couple years, so I think 2011 is probably right. Thanks to knifestyles for this bottle.

A: Black body with clear brown highlights and a finger of tan head that dissipates completely and leaves no lace. Not bad for a nearly 3-year-old beer, but not memorable either.

S: Smells a little bit old, but in a nice grape/sherry kind of way. Underneath the fruitiness is a substantial barrel aroma, with notes of marshmallow, vanilla, and oak. Some chocolate and graham cracker as well. Very s'more-esque. Impressive.

T: Even better here, with rich bourbon, toffee, chocolate, marshmallow, oak, and raisin all melding beautifully ahead of a long, clean, oaky finish. Incredibly smooth, particularly after it warms a bit. Delicious.

M: Soft, smooth, and slick, with light carbonation and a medium body. Quite nice.

O: This was a treat, and aged a lot better than I expected. Really tasty stuff.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 05:27:36 | More by woosterbill
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown-black color with a very fine head, though overall more carbonation than would be expected considering the extended barrel aging process. Rich aroma of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, cherry, dark, faintly roasted malt, tobacco, prune, charred wood and alcohol. Flavor profile is rather sweet throughout, with plenty of toffee and brown sugar, combined with dark, dusty chocolate, malt roast, more bourbon and vanilla, and finishing warm and moderately bitter, with a background of earth, cherry, and some detected booziness. Warming and hefty on the palate, smooth and coating, with a very full body, as anticipated. Overall, this was a solid porter considering I do not drink much of this style!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 21:40:05 | More by CuriousMonk
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champ103

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a nearly opaque black color with a bit of ruby/brown around the edges. A small, bubbly tan head forms and recedes in a second. Not much lace.
S: Light roast and some coffee. Vanilla and chocolate with a light barrel character in the nose.
T: Again, light roast and coffee. Vanilla beans and chocolate seem to be the big players here. Along with a fusel, almost ethanol like alcohol punch.
M/D: Thin, watery, and low carbonation. Especially for being barrel aged, and the ABV to boot. A slow sipper, and one that will take me a while to get through. To much fusel almost burning alcohol, and not much more to take away from that.

Pretty mediocre here. Not outright bad, just to thin taste and body wise, with to much fusel alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:09:41 | More by champ103
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

No Date - Red Wax dipped 12oz Bottle

I was underwhelmed by this one. Most likely due to the almost non-existing barrel presence, thin mouth feel and an overall lack of flavor. Weak in the nose, but I found a little roasted malts, even less vanilla and some chocolate. I don't know, I really wanted to like this beer. I like more of a bourbon flavor forward, and from what I've read, the 2011 vintage was probably for me. Definitely going to give it another shot.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 13:41:24 | More by Davepoolesque
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krustster

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very pretty beer. Dark brown to black, mostly opaque (of course), lighter colored head that lingers for a while and leaves a lot of "lacing" around the glass. As a high ABV dark beer there are also the expected oily alcohol traces around the foam. The appearance is very appealing.

Smell is pure bourbon and oak. Personally I love bourbon so this is a big plus, but not a lot of the base beer is detectable underneath. I'm okay with that. Lots of raisin sweetness.

Taste is like the smell, but even more raisin to go with the bourbon. It's hard to tell this is a porter unless you've tried Arcadia's bourbon barrel stout as well; this one is noticeably lighter in comparison to that one but still a lot heavier than most regular stouts. Again lots of raisin, bourbon/oak, extremely "dark fruit" sort of taste to this one. The bourbon barrel really took over this brew. I had a Bell's Double Cream before this one and the taste difference was jarring, but in a good way. Lots and lots of sweetness to this one, somewhere between pecan pie and.... did I say raisin already?

Mouthfeel is thick but not as a heavy as a comparable stout, I'd rate it as a medium-to-heavy for being a 12-percenter but this is still a lot fatter than your average non-barreled stout.

Overall this is about what you'd expect from a bourbon barreled porter, only with more bourbon than you might be ready for. To me that's a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 04:57:02 | More by krustster
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Gryphon69

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle
no date / red wax

A- Black/Brown like used motor oil, very light tan lacing but not much of a head. Under a light it has the particles floating around inside. Very good looking beer.

S- Bottle: Chocolate, booze, molasses, vanilla. Glass: booze, dark fruit, caramel, chocolates. Boy this smells awesome.

T- Bourbon dominant but not overbearing like a shot. After the bourbon you get some dark fruits, chocolates, caramel. Taste is excellent.

M- Full body, chewy, smooth, slick- very consistant to a good bourbon and porter

O- With the price, the wax I was expecting a lot, and it delieverd. Right from the aroma coming from the pour, the color. Then you stick your nose into it and ...just breath in deep and smile.
The taste is very bourbon dominant but has a lot of character following it, I really liked the flavor and the feel of this, I will be getting more and enjoying more often. Excellent

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 03:27:41 | More by Gryphon69
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kajerm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wax-dipped bottle, undated.

Pours viscous dark brown and opaque with a thin tan head and scant lacing.

Aroma is deceptively light but style-appropriate, coffee and a hint of vanilla.

Flavor opens up with barrel flavors--nuts and vanilla--before swelling into a big rush of coffee, maple syrup, and chocolate mid-palate. LIngering finish is slight malt bitterness (not too chalky), coffee, and just a whiff of hops.

Mouthfeel is viscous, chewy, and substantial.

Very, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 23:00:47 | More by kajerm
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours jet black, tan lacing for a head.

Smells of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, cocoa and a bit of cinnamon.

Flavor is of coffee, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon and bourbon. Mild toasted biscuit and oak malts underlying with walnut and hazelnut too.

Full, viscous body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue. Numbs slightly and warms going down.

A truly delicious and potent porter, meant for sipping. Decadent and very strong. Highly recommended for fans of big slow-drinking beers, as it goes down smooth and velvety, but you can feel the alcohol right away. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:06:18 | More by Cylinsier
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andrewjraab

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black with a thin cap of khaki head that quickly thins out. Some spotty lacing after each drink that quickly disappears.

S - Vanilla, coffee beans, bourbon, raisins. Big powerful nose on this one....lots to decipher.

T - Big chocolate malt forward flavor, followed by some cutting bitter flavor, alcohol warms but isn't overbearing. Velvety Smooth and rich mouth feel.

O - This is a knock your sox off ass kicking Barrell aged porter. I wanted to savor every sip and really make this one last, but before I knew it, this wild ship wrecked bitch was gone. I got two of these with the idea of aging one, but I may just go back and get a few more to age for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 23:31:22 | More by andrewjraab
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown/black and opaque in color pouring to 1-2 fingers of mocha head, dropping quickly to a thin, sudsy collar and leaving some nice lacing.

S: BIG boozy, bourbon dominates the nose, some vanilla, sweet chocolate and tons of sweet malt and dark roasted notes (charred wood and coffee).

T: Big boozy bourbon dominates the taste as well, the alcohol content comes through more and more as the beer warms. The dark roasted character comes through second with lots of round sweetness and heavy jammy notes from the big grain bill. The finish is very long, sweet and boozy but the dark malts and hops pleasantly dry the finish out a touch.

M: Medium-high body with low carbonation; smooth, full, round.

O: Dominated by the boozy bourbon, not hot, but the alcohol is definitely present. The finish dries out and is maybe a touch astringent at the bottom of the glass. Super tasty; I am wondering how age will affect the beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 13:11:51 | More by mtomlins
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MATT0404

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle. A great bourbon nose, full mouthfeel, and lingering aftertaste. A one inch head appears when poured that quickly dissipates. Minimal head retention and no lacing on the glass. This is still a very enjoyable barrel aged porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 03:59:22 | More by MATT0404
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.