Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious | Allentown Brew Works

Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged InsidiousFegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 329 ratings
Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged InsidiousFegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MerryTapster on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,357
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
329
Liked:
293
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
74
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 329 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Rebrown221
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in Jult 2017. There was no bottled on date, but drank it less than a week after purchase.

Appearance: Dark black with a medium tan/brown head. Head is thicker than some other imperial stouts, and left more lacing on the glass than other imperial stouts.

Smell: Strong aroma of roasted coffee, toasted malts, and bourbon. There is some bitter aroma like hops, and a hint of sweetness like chocolate and caramel as well, but overall the roasted coffee and bourbon dominate the others.

Taste: There is a nice balance between the roasted malts, the coffee flavors, bitterness from hops, and sweetness. The chocolate and berry sweetness is more pronounced than the bitter hop flavors, but the bitterness does enhance the taste and add some complexity. There is a strong alcohol presence as with other Imperial Stout.

Mouth-feel: Very thick, but with a smooth body, that is not too creamy.

This is a nice, complex, strong Imperial Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. Although this is a big beer, it is very smooth and really enjoyable to drink. I will buy this again.

An interesting comparison is with the imperial stouts from another local brewery Weyerbachers, including: Sunday Mole Stout, Sunday Morning Stout, and Tiny Stout. I really enjoy all three Weyerbachers stouts and drink them often. Fegleys Insidious is most similar to Weyerbachers Tiny Stout, but is a nice contrast to them. The combination of barrel aging and the sweetness makes this unique, and enjoyable. I've rated all 4 of these imperial stouts very closely, and my ratings are:

1) Sunday Morning Stout: look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2) Sunday Mole Stout: look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
3) Insidious Stout: look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
4) Tiny Stout: look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Vylo
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HellsRanger
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very under rated for this stout. Pours a great dark color with nice head and has a smooth mouth feel with excellent barrel flavor and after notes. Stands up much better than its 9.0% rating with that nice barrel aged taste. West coast quality with an east coast brewery.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had couple of these this weekend. Real strong bourbon presence, big aroma and flavor chocolate and bourbon bomb. Smooth, good mouthfeel and real easy drinking. Tremendous effort from this local brewer. May pick up 1/2 case at the brewery ...

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Photo of Jlabs
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of omolemio
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ogman
1/5  rDev -75.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GangOf1
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMal88
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THSmusicman
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfconnor
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a bad nose. Kind of metallic smelling. Flavor was not very impressive at first, but by the time I had made it halfway through the glass the flavor seemed much better and much more complex. I think I will allow this stout to warm up a little before drinking it the next time I buy it.

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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent BA stout. I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable this beer was at this price point - $14/4. Thin coconut-colored head over a black body. Aroma on the lighter side of roasted malt and chocolate, so much so that the robustness of the taste surprised me. Roasted malt, baker's chocolate, toffee, oak and that smooth vanilla and caramel from the bourbon. A little thin on mouthfeel; not as creamy or silky as I'd like. No heat and the bourbon flavors are a soft complement to the stout so I wouldn't let this sit for too long; there's no need.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J455K
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 329 ratings
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