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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
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676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 137
Gots: 248 | FT: 23
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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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter. Comes in a red wax-top 12oz bottle. Poured it into a prepared snifter glass.

Opaque dark brown. Almost black. Didn't glug out with a whole lot of viscosity, but the low visible carbonation gave it an oily look. Very little head had a chance to form. Alcohol legs look weighty, but not sticky.

A sultry sweet bourbon note that doesn't fly up at you. It's ever-present, but remains inside the bowl of the glass. No stinging booze note to describe. Notes of dark caramel, hearty roast grain, dark chocolate, pecan, oak, corn mash, vanilla, grape, and rich porter aromas abound. Very much accented by a big barrel presence, but sweeter, and without all of the excess woodiness that could've joined along.

Opens up with a smart bourbon whiskey note that dreams are made of, but the middle starts to push bitterness up against that sweetness. The finish is a spicy sting of alcohol and heavy roast bitter follow-through. Has a pecan nuttiness, still. Semi-sweet chocolate, burnt sugars, burnt grain, light licorice, and a light butteriness that reminds me of pie crust. There's a seawater minerality in the background, right there from the first tastes, but it's pretty diminished as a lost dry note. Some seeming residual salinity in the finish, like salt crystals sprinkled on a slice of chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Utterly fantastic.

Wrapped up snug in a fuller body than even I could've anticipated. You're not asking for excessive girth in a porter, per se, so the amount of smooth chewiness that I get is very much appreciated. Sure, the alcohol is chiming wet and strong in the taste and feel, but it's hard to pick it apart for that, unless you think they shouldn't of dialed up the ABV so high. I'm not complaining on this freezing late autumn evening. Carbonation is low, but not fouling.

What a fantastic Baltic Porter! I love when I find myself drinking exactly what I want to be drinking at this point in time. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 04:10:52 | More by thecheapies
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swtchuck

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-20-2013 01:03:29 | More by swtchuck
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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BillHilly

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-17-2013 23:04:53 | More by skaboom420
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dbc5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-17-2013 02:03:58 | More by dbc5
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ERRL710

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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MWilt

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-12-2013 19:23:18 | More by MWilt
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-12-2013 18:27:01 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +19.6%

10-12-2013 04:08:11 | More by Braden
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HardyA

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.2%

10-12-2013 01:17:07 | More by HardyA
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-12-2013 00:25:51 | More by bcm75
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-08-2013 21:51:44 | More by danthehopslamman
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 07/15/2013 printed and smeared on the bottleneck. My first encounter with this beer, and my first of the barrel aged beers from Arcadia Brewing Co. I've never had the original Arcadia Shipwreck Porter, so I'm unable to comment on how they compare.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a thick viscous cola colored body; opaque black in the glass. One finger of creamy khaki head thins to a thick bubbly ring quickly. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pretty promising. Smooth creamy vanilla, earthy oak barrels, damp wood, some chocolate, hint of malt roast, some grapey wine like presence.

T - Taste follows the nose, only with more loads of complexity. Smooth creamy vanilla, bitter chocolate, malt roast, some dark fruity tartness, and lots of boozy bourbon heat on the finish. The tart chocolate-covered fruit begins to emerge more as the beer sits.

M - Goes down smooth and velvety, with some chocolate bitterness and alcohol heat lingering on the finish.

Overall, a rather nicely done barrel aged porter from Arcadia. Probably one of the best, if not the best beer I've had from them yet. Definitely has me intrigued to seek out more of their barrel aged beers. Recommended, if this beer is available to you.

Arcadia Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 21:12:21 | More by mfnmbvp
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Turney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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sliks96

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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waston

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2013 00:56:36 | More by Knapp85
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.