Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious | Allentown Brew Works

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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:
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Added by MerryTapster on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
327
Reviews:
63
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
74
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 63
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

Photo of q33jeff
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

**
03/04/13

Bottle to pint glass.
AROMA: Whiskey, Oak, Acetone?, coffee.
LOOK: Dark Black Color, small head.
TASTE: Dark Chocolate and Coffee; bourbon. All good things.
FEEL: A touch flat.

Acetone Aroma threw me off at first, but I warmed up to the beer.

**
02/17/16
Bottle to tulip glass, refrigerator cold at start. Dark black, oily thick, small light brown head. Aroma is very boozy considering cold.

Taste: malt, whiskey, and salted caramel are prominent flavors. Dark fruits linger late, pomegranate, blackberry, plum. No attempt to mask alcohol. Some veggie. Tastes Young, maybe a year in the cellar will mellow it out..

Mouthfeel: hollow, flat, thinnish, boozy. Smooth, nonetheless.

Overall a good beer, I love stouts and bourbon Barrel aged ones even more so, but i've had much better than this one. Will be aging the other 3 i have to see if they age.
**
11/17/16
Here we are, 9 months later to the day.
Still seems a bit like a fake barrel aged stout, whatever that means. Fruity Finish is almost wine like, and the mouthfeel lacks body and carbonation. I would settle for one or the other, but this has neither.

**

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Photo of luke12345
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jmg480
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbwalters
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a libby stout glass and warmed as I drank. Picked in up in PA in July, not sure on a bottling date.
Look = 4.5 Pours an opaque black with 1 finger of dark brown head that fades to a cap with a nice dense sticky lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Chocolate and dark fruit, cherry notes, a sweet smell; bourbon characteristics are complementary, some bourbon, oak and vanilla.
Taste = 3.75 Chocolate forward with dark fruit notes on the finish; bourbon also comes in on the backend leaving a boozy taste that lingers with some roasted malt bitterness in the after taste.
Feel = 3.75 Medium bodied, a little creamy, low carbonation.
Drinkability = 4.0 Pretty drinkable for a BBA imperials stout.
Overall = 3.95 Pretty solid brew, chocolate forward in the nose and taste with bourbon playing a more complementary role.

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

Photo of Avool1960
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty bourbon barrel aged brew. More like a cocktail than a beer. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black. Smell is all bourbon and barrel. The taste is sweet caramel, followed by roasty dark chocolate, some vanilla tannins, and a slight bourbon kick before a sweet and roasty finish. The mouth feel is a little to thin. For the style, this is pretty crushable too. Damn good beer.

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

Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
4.04 out of 5 based on 327 ratings.
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