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:
#3,364
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
329
Liked:
293
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
9.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
74
Trade:
3
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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance: Pours fudge brown with a nice bubble show that layers into a sturdy tan head; a few shards a lace stick to the glass

Smell: Chocolate, slightly charred oak, vanilla and Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate and Bourbon tones intermingle, with caramel and vanilla adding sweetness; in the mid-palate, the booziness increases; after the swallow, there are hints of coffee and oak that join the other flavors to produce a balanced finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; others have complained that it is too thin and while that may be true compared to the biggest beers in the category, it still works for this beer

Overall: This beer flies well under the radar but is really good; it is head and shoulders above the other beers I have tried from this brewery (some of which have been pretty good)

Thanks, sj3324, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (repeated in Nov. 2015).

Flavor: Has a very rich flavor with good use of barrel aging. Slightly smokey but no burnt qualities. Excellent balance.

Feel: Medium-full body with appropriate carbonation.

O: Given no expectations, a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this from the corked and caged bottle in a snifter chilled and gradually allowed to increase in temperature to cellar temp.

The color is black with a thick tan head that recedes. The smell is great - lots of vanilla from the barrel aging with a slight toast and gentle caramel element from bourbon with dark malt rounding out the aroma. the feel is very good not extremely roasted or sweet very mild for the strength yet enough barrel character to add dimension.

The taste is very good with some malt with cocoa and mild roast elements yet some dried fruit sweetness with a good warmth and taste of bourbon rounding out this strong stout. Overall this is a very good example of the style and one I return to frequently based on the quality

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 05/08/13 notes. Bought this a couple weeks ago in Middletown, NJ at Spirits. 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

a - Pours a pitch black color with two inches of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks like a great stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, toasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, and light dark fruits. Was a bit muted at first but as it warms up it gets much better, and the bourbon is light, but finally comes out.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, sweet dark fruits, toasted malts, bread, molasses, and some burnt malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose and has a little more bourbon, though it still isn't overpowering. Pretty nice and a slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is smooth and somewhat thick. Pretty nice.

o - Overall a really nice BA stout from Allentown; I've only had a few of their beers but this is my favorite so far, by far. The nose and taste get a ton better as it warms up, and some nice light sweet bourbon throughout. Worth checking out, would get it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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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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