Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
07-02-2014 00:27:21 | More by garuda
3.71/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
06-26-2014 01:09:01 | More by vishneda
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
06-24-2014 20:19:04 | More by dar482
4.31/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
06-19-2014 05:10:34 | More by Mightykingmalard
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.