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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
93
outstanding

666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 136
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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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - It pours a visibly oily brown-black, and is capped with a smattering of mocha bubbles.

S - The nose is right in line with what you'd expect from a BA Stout (or Porter, in this case) replete with vanilla, toffee and a healthy note of earthy oak. Cocoa and coffee round out the nose.

T - The most striking thing about the flavor is the way it hides the listed 12% ABV; I was beffuddled to see the strength of this brew, because it really does not come across as potent or boozy. The mainstay of the brew is a sweetly roasty character that suggests cocoa, coffee and toffee; the accentuating barrel-imparted flavors are of nearly equal strength and convey sweetly earthy oak, vanilla and graham cracker.

M - Big, sticky and rich.

O - This is a very nice beer, especially considering it is a BA brew, available off-the-shelf.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 17:43:45 | More by ktrillionaire
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bridges2l82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-10-2014 12:25:53 | More by bridges2l82
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-07-2014 21:27:24 | More by jmkoller11
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-06-2014 23:26:33 | More by Hugonaut13
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07-06-2014 01:27:56 | More by mportnoy
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Metllica97

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-05-2014 15:06:57 | More by Metllica97
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-04-2014 04:34:35 | More by James_at_Specs
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alostplot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-03-2014 18:08:04 | More by alostplot
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-02-2014 02:35:18 | More by KAF
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Black, with a brown head that has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, touch of smoke, pine hops deep in the finish.

M - Full body, but not as chewy or thick as I like for the abv. Medium carbonation. Stays smooth, coats the mouth.

O - With an abv like this, I can't help but compare to others in the same range. This is very good, but not quite THAT good.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 00:27:21 | More by garuda
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Scsinger85


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-30-2014 17:07:59 | More by Scsinger85
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-30-2014 11:55:38 | More by dtomes
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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vishneda

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A solid porter base but the bourbon was pretty mild to me. I guess I hoped it would be a little more aggressive. Enjoyable but there are options with more personality, especially at this high abv. I like the idea of being cautious, but this 12% beer has all the character of a 9% beer. The bottle was super difficult to get open.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 01:09:01 | More by vishneda
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-25-2014 01:22:07 | More by schnarr84
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dar482

New York

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out like oil and in a dark black color.

The aroma has huge milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a smooth hint of bourbon sweetness.

The flavor punch of bourbon in the front that smooths out the beer throughout. There's bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of coffee with a rich dark caramel towards the back palate.

A really fantastic and underrated barrel aged brew.

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Mightykingmalard

California

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pitch black. Creamy white head that recedes pretty quick. Completely opaque.

S: a sweet smell of bourbon. I smell a lot of vanilla. Very nice.

T: there is a lot to this beer. Subtle bourbon taste under a very nice porter. I don't normally like porters, but this is not too sweet and has a slight smokiness to it under it all.

M: has a great warming in the mouth but doesn't stick around too long after the finish. Not as heave as a barrel aged stout, so it feels much lighter than you would expect.

O: as I said earlier, I do not normally like porters. This, however, is a very good barrel aged example. I love when beers have wax on top, so that adds to the appearance. Go try this, it is a great pour, and it is something that I rarely try. The beauty of trading.

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New York

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New York

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06-14-2014 05:55:25 | More by IndyDad
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.