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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck PorterBourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

675 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 137
Gots: 248 | FT: 24
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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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Almost hard to open wax was so thick!

Pours nice, very dark brown almost black.
Not much head and is surprisingly white not brown.
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Overall a very good beer. Not quite as good as a BB stout but worth a try.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.