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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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701 Ratings
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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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Photo of dar482
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.

dar482, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Thedrizzle, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of david131
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

david131, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Mightykingmalard
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.

Mightykingmalard, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -52.2%

BGsWo22, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -4.3%

IndyDad, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Doodamis-Maximus, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Boski
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Boski, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Creedis
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Creedis, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of AZBeerDude
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AZBeerDude, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

wrightst, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of astronautjones
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

astronautjones, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

A-dark brown color with a nice light brown head and some lacing

S-chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, little oak

T-dark malt, chocolate, bourbon, little coffee, oak, caramel

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-good blend and balance of flavors, smooth and enjoyable

MDDMD, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

mpalestino, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

loganburgh, May 26, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Mikecap, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ljc973, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Filabee, May 04, 2014
Photo of mj81
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

mj81, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

amalburg, May 01, 2014
Photo of Matthew1788
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Matthew1788, May 01, 2014
Photo of did3376
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured into Libby stout glass. No bottle date present, assuming 2013.

A: Deep, dark brown, medium thick pour. About a finger of head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a slight covering across the surface. Mild lacing.

S: Bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt.

T: Fairly heavy bourbon taste up front fading to dark chocolate and a coffee finish.

M: Smooth as silk, mild carbonation. Medium heavy. No real notice of the alcohol for a 12% beer.

O: Very good. Definitely starts bourbon heavy, but some of the complexities that follow are quite enjoyable, combined with a silky smooth delivery. Certainly worth a try. It would be interesting to see what some age would do to this. Cut the wax with a sharp knife just below the cap, and had no problem.

did3376, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kramerbarthomer, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 18, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.