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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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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 251
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:
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(Beer added by: jale on 02-01-2011)
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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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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.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
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