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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

713 Ratings
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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 139
Gots: 252 | FT: 25
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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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Wow. This is a huge brew. Really wow sums it up.

The blackness is full of booze, and you get this huge booziness in the aroma, taste and aftertaste. It overpowers all of everything else this porter has going on.

The roasty goodness that brew could be is completely overbalanced by the booziness. That said, I would still recommend this for a huge beer that does not hide it's hugeness but rather wears it proudly.

schoolboy, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

kingjohnh, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of BakaGaijin
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured from a bottle. Really difficult to get the wax off the top. Not sure how old this bottle is.

A - Pours very dark. Small head with tiny bubbles. Decent lacing.

S - Dates, caramel sweetness, bourbon

T - Nice date flavour up front, then some bourbon, then it is too bitter and astringent.

M - Fairly thin mouth and you can taste the alcohol, however, considering that this is 12% that is to be somewhat expected.

O - Not bad. Wouldn't go out of my way for another one, but it was decent.

*additional note - I drank the second half of the bottle at a colder temperature and it was more pleasant. Some chocolate notes came out and the finish was less bitter.

BakaGaijin, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Fargrow, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

zekeman17, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of a_beckman25
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

a_beckman25, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of TechBrew
4/5  rDev -4.3%

TechBrew, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of kenny400m
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

kenny400m, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Big_Dave, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of DrewShalvoy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

DrewShalvoy, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Wolberjs, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of emyers
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours near black with a thin beige head dissipating quickly into lacing. Leaves a slight lacing down the glass.

Smell: Bourbon up front, cocoa powder, oak, vanilla.

Taste: Similar to the smell, with bourbon leading the way balanced nicely by dark chocolate and vanilla. Some roasted malt and oak on the finish. Good bourbon presence but remains very balanced throughout. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied. Appropriately low carbonation level. Very smooth.

Overall: Strong work from Arcadia - really nails the bourbon barrel presence without letting it take over the beer.

emyers, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of NooseJustice
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

NooseJustice, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

bsideone, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Jon4than
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jon4than, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Smokesnotes
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Almost hard to open wax was so thick!

Pours nice, very dark brown almost black.
Not much head and is surprisingly white not brown.
Great smell, vanilla, oak.
Good up front taste, a little creaminess, bitter finish.
Very thin mouthfeel.

Overall a very good beer. Not quite as good as a BB stout but worth a try.

Smokesnotes, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev -4.3%

BeersAndBears, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Yeti1979, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Tanger112
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Tanger112, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
4/5  rDev -4.3%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

bridges2l82, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of jmkoller11
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jmkoller11, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Hugonaut13, Jul 07, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.