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Churchill's Finest Hour 2014 | Port Brewing

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4.51/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States
portbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
168
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 11
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Moderate bourbon aroma, some char, heavy malt roast with a light bitter dark chocolate malt aroma.

A: Black color, totally opaque with a very fine ring of head that recedes to nothing.

T: Big bourbon character, light bitter dark chocolate malt, almost anise-like with plenty of oak and a light bitterness on the finish.

M: Full bodied with light carbonation. The beer is super viscous and really coats the mouth.

O: Pretty delicious; the big bourbon aroma and flavor has mellowed over the last two years and is a bit smoother and not nearly as sharp when fresh. Yum!

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4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

'14 Blue Wax. Opened and shared with a good friend.

L: Pitch black. Oily. Looks great in the taster glass.
S: BOURBON. Lots of it. Some fruity notes. Chocolate for sure.
T&F: Far less boozy than it smells. Roasty, vanilla notes, oak. It's not King Henry, but it's damn close. Good thick mouthfeel, but not too thick.
O: Seek it out. Trade a lot for it. It's one of the best BA stouts around.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Goes beyond the hype for me. This bottle seems to have lost steam in value but shouldn't have. Didn't get a whole lot other than chocolate and barrel, just a world class BA RIS.

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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very excited to get into this, been holding onto it for almost 18 months.

Looks great. Incredibly dark, pitch black and very pure and reflective. Smooth, thin foamy dark-roast espresso head.

Bourbon whiskey screams on the nose, one of the, if not the, most intense bourbon aromas I've ever had on a beer. Also heavy roast, earthy oak barrel, raw char, bitter dark chocolate, and some lighter berry in the background. Overall just tons of oak and bourbon.

Just as big on the palate, but more balanced. Needed sweetness comes through in the way the caramelized oak and vanilla cream. More chocolates as well, dark and light. Bourbon is real on this from start to finish, leaves a lasting warmth. Mouthfeel is perfection. It is not viscous, more oily and silky with very minimal carbonation.

Incredible beer. Wish it were not so limited, would love to see what this would be like a few years down the line.

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Churchill's Finest Hour 2014 from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 168 ratings