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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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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 138
Gots: 251 | FT: 24
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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3/5  rDev -28.2%

THECPJ, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

hilgart1, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wtkphoto, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.39/5  rDev +5%

12 oz.

Pours jet black, tan lacing for a head.

Smells of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, cocoa and a bit of cinnamon.

Flavor is of coffee, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon and bourbon. Mild toasted biscuit and oak malts underlying with walnut and hazelnut too.

Full, viscous body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue. Numbs slightly and warms going down.

A truly delicious and potent porter, meant for sipping. Decadent and very strong. Highly recommended for fans of big slow-drinking beers, as it goes down smooth and velvety, but you can feel the alcohol right away. Very good.

Cylinsier, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Ak555667, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Jd2391, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

thebouch01, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

TypsiYpsi, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

xdtfx, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of andrewjraab
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Pitch black with a thin cap of khaki head that quickly thins out. Some spotty lacing after each drink that quickly disappears.

S - Vanilla, coffee beans, bourbon, raisins. Big powerful nose on this one....lots to decipher.

T - Big chocolate malt forward flavor, followed by some cutting bitter flavor, alcohol warms but isn't overbearing. Velvety Smooth and rich mouth feel.

O - This is a knock your sox off ass kicking Barrell aged porter. I wanted to savor every sip and really make this one last, but before I knew it, this wild ship wrecked bitch was gone. I got two of these with the idea of aging one, but I may just go back and get a few more to age for a few years.

andrewjraab, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JesseLara, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

hopswap1, Oct 30, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown/black and opaque in color pouring to 1-2 fingers of mocha head, dropping quickly to a thin, sudsy collar and leaving some nice lacing.

S: BIG boozy, bourbon dominates the nose, some vanilla, sweet chocolate and tons of sweet malt and dark roasted notes (charred wood and coffee).

T: Big boozy bourbon dominates the taste as well, the alcohol content comes through more and more as the beer warms. The dark roasted character comes through second with lots of round sweetness and heavy jammy notes from the big grain bill. The finish is very long, sweet and boozy but the dark malts and hops pleasantly dry the finish out a touch.

M: Medium-high body with low carbonation; smooth, full, round.

O: Dominated by the boozy bourbon, not hot, but the alcohol is definitely present. The finish dries out and is maybe a touch astringent at the bottom of the glass. Super tasty; I am wondering how age will affect the beer.

mtomlins, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

gashmoney, Oct 28, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle. A great bourbon nose, full mouthfeel, and lingering aftertaste. A one inch head appears when poured that quickly dissipates. Minimal head retention and no lacing on the glass. This is still a very enjoyable barrel aged porter.

MATT0404, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BEERschlitz, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RayUF07, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

AOShabaz, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

shehateme, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Benny3000, Oct 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

brycevolk, Oct 21, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

snagged a bottle of this for 9 bucks at the Giant Eagle. Into a pint glass.

A - Kind of thin for such a heavy porter. As expected black as night with just a 1/4 inch of head that slowly fades to nothing. Not sure of the color of said foam "opaque"?
S - Mostly heavy bourbon notes with heavy caramel and has a sort of chocolate note to it. Smell is not very in your face so hopefully drinks well.
T - Great bourbon presence. Pretty much takes up the whole beer but doesn't hit you over the head or choke you with it. Sweetness is very strong of caramel or toffee maybe prunes and chocolate? Hard to describe without trying the base porter. Very well done.
M - Well you don't have to sip this so smoothness I can enjoy! With the bourbon tones it does drink with a medium to heavy body. Slick and boozy.

Overall quite possible the most balanced strongest porter I ever drank so worth the price of admission. Seeing the base beer retired makes me sad as it was a long time want with me. Still trying this I can see an enhanced bourbon soaked version of what I once loved. Pick it up if you can.

DrDemento456, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

alysmith4, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.