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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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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:
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(Beer added by: jale on 02-01-2011)
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

02-13-2013 04:37:13 | More by jeff1973
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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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gtermi

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-18-2014 05:30:04 | More by gtermi
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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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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04-06-2014 02:05:37 | More by kyle86
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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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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-05-2014 03:05:14 | More by ultrasrs
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
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