Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged) | Port Brewing

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Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged)Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged)
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4.34/5
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Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged)Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
57
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Siggy125:
Photo of Siggy125
3.28/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very anxious to try this and luckily one popped up at a share, Was very reluctant to chase one down given the price point.

A- Very dark brown, more like a porter than a brown ale. Light khaki head that held up for a while.

S- Light bourbon notes, not much else. It's lacking the wonderful smell of a non-ba Board meeting. I miss the big coffee and chocolate overtones masked by the barrel.

T- Not what I expected. I was hoping the Coffee and cocoa nibs would have balance better with the barrel aging. But the booze from the barrel is very predominant. Not bad, but not meeting expectations either. A little hot, maybe some age will do it justice.

M- decent mouthfeel, clean on the palate, not astringent, but not as smooth as I had hoped.

O- Big expectations were not met. Good beer, but not worth the price point or hype the rarity may bring.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Catchy_Name
3.47/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The barrel flavors are heavy, but taste kinda nice if that's your thing. Unfortunately there isn't much balance between the oak barrels and what the original Board Meeting features. Both the coffee and cacao are nonexistent. It's also drinking really hot at the moment. Some time may mellow it out, but it won't bring the desired flavors back unfortunately. It's sweet, and lacks any complexity what so ever. And for the price, there are so many other BA beers I'd rather consume, you're paying for the name "Pappy" here without a doubt.

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Photo of carrionricardo
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far best brown ale I've ever had!!!! Lots of toffee flavor. Like almond rocha or like the candy part of peanut brittle. Tons of vanilla. Lite chocolate flavor maybe more like white chocolate. Decadent! It has all the attributes that caught your eye when you read the ingredients of the original board meeting. But unlike the original this one delivers! Coffee plays well of this one not overwhelming at all just a great overall brew.

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Photo of Drift
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Its an Ale that has qualities of a Stout, but drinks a lot easier.

hints of vanilla. Some caramel flavor and coffee. Has a good nuttiness to it. None of the bitterness of a strong stout.

If you're luckly enough to snag one, then open it.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcrossan
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.43/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium khaki head.

Smell - Bourbon is strong, but not boozy. Vanilla. Deep caramel.

Taste - More bourbon. Really dominates. Caramel and nutty malts, but it's mostly bourbon. Vanilla lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Not quite enough to stand up to the flavors.

Overall - Eh. Nice bourbon, but not something really outstanding.

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Photo of masterofsparks
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a deep brown color with a thin white head that quickly fades. The smell of the beer has a nice bourbon-like aroma to it. The taste has a nice amount of caramel and toffee with some vanilla in there with a bit of bourbon in there too. The feel of the beer is medium bodied, pretty nice. Overall this beer is pretty good for a brown ale.

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Photo of Jazzpatel
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerbeer101
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Wantbeer
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kmatlack
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gaesori
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimjim123
4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PG2G
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Board Meeting (Pappy Barrel Aged) from Port Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 57 ratings