Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude | Shipyard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
3.87/5
52 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Davepoolesque on 02-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
pDev:
13.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
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3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brew brew, clear around the edges, with quite a bit of sediment. Modest cream head with OK retention. No lacing.

Bourbon on the nose, with a touch of caramel malt. Not particularly complex.

Flavor follows: despite the low ABV, this is a bourbon-forward brew. Fairly unsweet caramel forms the bulk of the malt base, while slightly sour oak provides context around the malt.

Fairly easy to drink; slightly hot considering the sub-10% ABV.

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2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2012. gushed like crazy. sad to say it appears to be infected.

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Photo of alamode
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nicholas_Gates
4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

2013
Color consists of deep reddish brown hues. Pours just about one finger worth of head. Aroma has lots sweet caramel and chocolate malts along with some fruity aromas to boot. Taste is surprisingly heavy on the chocolate and its really unpleasant. Dark fruit flavors become stronger as it warms creating a chocolate covered raspberry flavor (which sounds good, but it isn't). Very little to no barrel presence on this beer at all. Overall, its an okay beer, but the chocolate presence is overdone.

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of illeagle05
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +3.4%

2013.

Poured a dark-tea color with a 1 finger head in a snifter.
Almost opaque.

The aroma wafts from the glass: strong oak and fig.

The mouth feel is highly carbonated- perhaps too much for a Bourbon Barrel aged ESA.
I would have preferred a less carbonated MF.

The taste: some fig and plum. This is a boozy beer- one of the booziest I have tasted in while.
The alcoholic finish overwhelms the taste which has fig, plum, and raisin.

Overall, an excellent beer. I like boozy beer- the Bourbon and oak are dominant. However,
I would like a weaker alcoholic finish, which in this case dwarfs the dry fruit and plum taste.

I will try to find another bottle to cellar which hopefully will decrease the dominance of the alcoholic finish over the taste.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of yankeefan287
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of sammyt728
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of SuperHop18
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of 5yabbdoo
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of OldeSchool
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very dark brown with a small head that dissipated rather quickly.

S: Some bourbon, but mainly sweet caramel / toffee and fruit. Very pleasant aroma.

T: Plenty of bourbon flavor, but also very complex; fruity, caramel and toffee notes. No bitterness to speak of, but not overly sweet. Lots of alcohol in the finish.

M: Not bad, but seemed a bit thin for this type.

O: This beer brought some interesting flavors to the table; I'm not a huge fan of this type, but I enjoyed this offering from Shipyard.

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Photo of Kayaker
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MikeMcCl
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JJChrist
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ImperialStout
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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