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Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious | Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
4.04/5
Exceptional
330 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:
#3,457
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
330
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
72
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 64
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

Photo of hmich176
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to baybum for this bottle…wait, when did I trade with him? I swear there’s a time-continuum loop in the back of my fridge. Anyway, this 12 oz. has now been liberated. Down the hatch.

The pour is maple bat black with slightly more carbonation. The smell is pretty close to a maple tree, perhaps with a cup of coffee at four paces. Faint.

I never saw Insidious - it looked terrible, but then, most movies are. Strong chocolate girded with a lovely roast that’s edged with bitterness - why isn’t that the Wal-Mart greeter? No bourbon - the barrel consists of a nice shot of vanilla that spreads out from the point of contact & gets into everything; no woodiness, either. Smooth & nicely drinkable, this is a barrel-aged stout (at least it says so on the bottle) that you could swig mindlessly. And happily.

Simpler. Easy. Lacking in barrel, but hey, a good, solid stout.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMBSH
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Poured into snifter. The color is nearly black with a thick light brown head and lacing. It has a very nice chocolate smell with some dark fruit. You can also smell the bourbon. The taste is chocolate forward, followed by dark cherry and vanilla. You can also taste the bourbon but it isn't overpowering as is the case with some aged stouts. Nice carbonation and mouth feel with little alcohol burn. Overall, this is a very good imperial stout; you can taste the bourbon but it doesn't dominate. The 9% ABV is sneaky; you really don't notice it. I'll definitely drink this one again.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours deep black, tan head

carries chocolate and bourbon aromas

taste is very chocolaty with a bit of boozy bourbon. tastes are mellow and blend well together.

medium body and carries a touch of alcohol burn but doesn't detract from the overall taste and feel

a really well produced BBA stout, priced right, and pretty accessible in my neck of the woods. I'll surely grab more of these when the next batch comes out.

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Photo of scotch_n_sour
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dodge408
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Fegley's Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 330 ratings
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