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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
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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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krustster

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very pretty beer. Dark brown to black, mostly opaque (of course), lighter colored head that lingers for a while and leaves a lot of "lacing" around the glass. As a high ABV dark beer there are also the expected oily alcohol traces around the foam. The appearance is very appealing.

Smell is pure bourbon and oak. Personally I love bourbon so this is a big plus, but not a lot of the base beer is detectable underneath. I'm okay with that. Lots of raisin sweetness.

Taste is like the smell, but even more raisin to go with the bourbon. It's hard to tell this is a porter unless you've tried Arcadia's bourbon barrel stout as well; this one is noticeably lighter in comparison to that one but still a lot heavier than most regular stouts. Again lots of raisin, bourbon/oak, extremely "dark fruit" sort of taste to this one. The bourbon barrel really took over this brew. I had a Bell's Double Cream before this one and the taste difference was jarring, but in a good way. Lots and lots of sweetness to this one, somewhere between pecan pie and.... did I say raisin already?

Mouthfeel is thick but not as a heavy as a comparable stout, I'd rate it as a medium-to-heavy for being a 12-percenter but this is still a lot fatter than your average non-barreled stout.

Overall this is about what you'd expect from a bourbon barreled porter, only with more bourbon than you might be ready for. To me that's a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 04:57:02 | More by krustster
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
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