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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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93
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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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blind Beer #9 from Khazadum, with the text: "The season may be ending for the following beers but I love'm!"

Glassware recommendation is a pint glass, but I accidentally grabbed the nearest snifter before reading that. Oops. This Jackie O's glass needed some loving anyway.

A - A red waxed 12oz bottle gives way to a dark brown beer that resembles soda. A light tan, 1-fingered head lays on top with moderately low retention. Big sudsy bubbles stick around behind. Some moderate lacing as well, with slick alcohol legs. (3.5/5)

S - The opening whiff gives way to bourbon booze and earthy malts. This is pretty nutty and has some alcohol-soaked fruits in it as well. This is most definitely a bourbon-aged beer which complements the chocolate in here well. The alcohol comes across a bit strongly, however. (3.5/5)

T - Thankfully the alcohol is integrated smoother in the taste, as the flavor opens with rich chocolate and bourbon. The earthiness continues here and the malts give off sweet nuts. The bourbon gives off that fruit vibe here again as well, with raisins and figs. Pretty tasty! (4/5)

M - The mouthfeel is a little thin and has a surprising amount of carbonation to it for what appears to be a barrel-aged beer. Even the cap gave a nice cap after opening. It's a little watery, so it's making me think this may be a porter. Despite that, it's still fairly smooth. (3.5/5)

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. This is pretty easy to drink and it feels nice in the mouth, but the alcohol in the nose is astringent and off-putting. The tastes hides this a bit, but it still lingers in the back of my mind. (3.5/5)

Given the mouthfeel and color of this, I'm thinking this is probably a porter. The wax and barrel-aged notes makes me think this may be Arcadia Bourbon Shipwrecked Porter?

The reveal: Arcadia Ales Barrel-aged Shipwreck Porter. Woooo. It actually was a little unfair, since I was sent this in a trade a few months ago and the wax looked familiar. I was looking forward to this though so now I can sit on my other bottle for a little!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 20:07:37 | More by nhindian
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M - Full body, but not as chewy or thick as I like for the abv. Medium carbonation. Stays smooth, coats the mouth.

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