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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: 781
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 147
Gots: 284 | FT: 29
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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:
Beer added by: jale on 02-01-2011

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Taste 34/40
Feel 9/10
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Overall 88/100

Really good BA Porter, very smooth and extremely easy to drink at 12% Was also extremely pricey which will keep me from giving it a ringing endorsement, however price aside, it was a very good BA ale worth a try. No huge bourbon tones, just lots of rich dark chocolate flavors. Really not as complex as I would hoped~

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Review taken from notes in early 2014.
This batch was just released and the review was taken the day it arrived.

12 oz brown bottle with a cherry red wax covering the cap running down the neck. Very nice look. Black label with white and gold lettering and all the info needed letting you know this is indeed aged in bourbon barrels. Poured into a 12 oz stemmed tulip snifter.

A - black in color with shades of deep brown in the light. Head poured bigger than expected and it's dark tan color leaned toward a shade of brown. Head settles to a nice ring of lacing leaving decent stick to the walls of this tulip snifter. This also has some particles floating about its midnight black body.

S - straight from the barrel, bourbon aromas. Big vanilla, hints of chocolate, little touch of chewy caramel, and roasted malts all grab hold of the nose and take you running on a barrel of bourbon barrel aged goodness.

T - nice big bourbon flavor. Vanilla, sweet caramel, faint hits of bittersweet chocolate, big roasted malt character with the sweetness balancing the roast to near perfection. Dark fruit and fig flavor find themselves dancing among the bourbon sweetness and roasted malts as this warms. Finish has some booziness from the alcohol and big bourbon flavor, but only add to its excellent taste.

M - full bodied and flavorful. I was worried this may be a bit thin, but boy was I wrong. The texture and thickness were exactly as I want in a big bourbon barrel aged brew. It has some booze, but I found it very drinkable with a smooth, sticky, coating texture.

O - Bourbon barrel aged Shipwreck was a real treat and honestly a bit under appreciated in my view. This thing is class in a bottle and I will look for it every time a batch is bottled. It keeps true to barrel aging big brews while adding some unique character from the Michigan brewery. This put Arcadia on the map for me and opened up many other experiences for me and their offerings. Very delightful stuff.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.