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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
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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jampics2

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Eric at Buckeye Beer Engine for having the foresight to put this on tap for my Birthday. Served in a 10oz snifter for around $6. If a candle could float on beer, this could have been my B-day cake.

The beer looks nice in the snifter. It's a dark brown, almost black color with some touches of red at the bottom. There's very little head and just a bit of lace, but, overall we're off to a good start.

The smell is beyond anything I would have expected. A nice chocolate porter that lies underneath is robust and roasty but wow is there a ton of barrel character. Nice bourbon and huge wood lend notes of vanilla and coconut. All that time in the barrel has translated into a finely aged beer with huge barrel presence that never becomes tannic.

The smell is also dominated by the barrel. This beer has just as much vanilla as anything I've sampled. But that's not to say the base beer is totally drowned out - it holds its own with roast and a touch of bitterness. The huge bourbon notes and oak build the house of flavor to the sky because of this solid foundation. There's a touch of booze but how could there not be? This is expertly aged and really sets a standard for barrel aged porters!

The beer is nice and medium to full bodied without being too heavy or too light. The carb is a touch high for me, but the mouthfeel and consequent drinkability score very well. Probably the first beer from Arcadia I've really enjoyed. I'm picking up a bunch for the cellar - maybe I can then celebrate my Birthday all year round!

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2011 15:10:06 | More by jampics2
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
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