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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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675 Ratings
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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 137
Gots: 248 | FT: 23
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Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jale on 02-01-2011)
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red-waxed bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. A little surprised it's a twist-top under the wax.

A- A careful pour left a 1-finger head that settles to a thin film that showcases rising carbonation. The body is near black with dark, chocolate edges. Good rings left on the glass. As the glass empties, more light comes through and the body even looks whiskeyish.

S- Lots of barrel qualities. Sweet, vanilla, and woody aromas. Some chocolate. Whiskey aroma is more sweet than smoke-like. Very complex. I even pick up some maple syrup at points. There's a certain, grainy quality that reminds you this is a beer and not a distilled beverage. I can sit here all afternoon just sniffing it.

T- Wow! Very whiskeyish at first. Alcohol is present, but in no way harsh. There are a lot of sweet qualities I get from some bourbons. Nice, grainy flavors late. Some chocolate and coffee. Overall, it's a little sweet and smoothly boozy. Dark chocolate and juicy hops throw in just the right bittering to tame sweetness and booze from the barrel aging.

M- Warming alcohol isn't harsh. Moderate carbonation and viscosity at first. Slightly coating. Warmth lightens the carbonation, making for a very smooth drink.

D- It's so easy to drink this slowly, let it warm, and really enjoy the changes and subtleties. The 12% ABV is very dangerous, as I really want more. It's just so smooth. I'd like to age a couple and see how the bourbon mellows over time. Maybe a vetical if this becomes a yearly offering? It's perfect during this new cold snap. I took a little food break with Bergerost cheese and water crackers as the alcohol started to go to my head on an empty stomach. It was a good match.

This is a great after dinner, nightcap, winter-warmer type of beer. Though not my style, I wonder if this might be the right place for a cigar.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 19:13:26 | More by GRPunk
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.