Bourbon Barrel Aged Old No. 58 | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An English style stock ale, brewed for the wedding of the brewers daughter. Aged 6 months in 12-year old Heaven Hills Distillery Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels.

Added by Brez07 on 08-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Bierman9:
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On my second visit with Alewife to Three Tides on 10DEC11 I opted for a pint of this one-off, at $9.00 for a pint. A bit steep, but every now and then you gots to say "what the fuck"!

Served in a shaker pint glass, No. 58 was a clear, deep, dark chestnut color. Head was beige, creamy and lasted well, with good stick on the glass. Bourbon is easily noticeable in the nose, though it is mild, overall. Smooth on the tongue and medium bodied, that's all you need, eh?

Taste has some caramel, with a hint of caramelized brown sugar as well. Suggestions of vanilla and oaky bourbon notes dance on the palate along with, surprisingly, some pithy hop action. Well-made and tasty, good for a change of pace from the real hoppy stuff! Prosit!!

3.93 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes of the Pemaquid Oyster festival at the brewery from last year.

Pours a reddish brown semi clear colored beer with light fizzy head.

Nose nice juicy bourbon, earthy hops, sweet brownish malts, toasty oak, little brown sugar and maple like, toffee, etc.

Taste has lots of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toasty oak, caramel malts, little creamy flavor, hint brown sugar and soft toffee malts, etc.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, just a bit of warming booze.

Overall quite tasty, nice flavors, barrel additions, malts, etc.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a pint glass, the beer is a clear, vibrant, copper-amber color with little to no head. Light and mild spice, and a low malt profile on the nose. Flavors are interesting, with licorice and candied sugar flavors, and a good dose of pepper and oregano spicing. The aftertaste is rich and sweet, with a cloying and rich finish. Strong brew.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once again, big thanks to blessedbebeer. Gary is always hooking up the maine love and spreading the word. This bottle is from the release a few years back with a few other BA brews (released with cantdog, a scotch ale, and BA chaos).

Bottle #34
Dated 2.29.12
Cap says (58 12) in marker

a - poured into my better half goblet, brew poured a gorgeous lush rich mahogany that boasted cherry tints when held to the light. Wonderful creamy khaki colored head that hung out for days and moved as one giant mass on the surface of the beer gobbling up glass real estate with lacing on a swirl.

s - brown sugar and caramel with a boozy ethonol alcohol tickle over the top. Sweet bready maltsnwaiting to be consumed with subtle, but raw edgy bourbon bite.

t/m/o - at first sip i get a really nice brown sugar carmelized malt, but as the first sip goes down it leaves a big alcoholic burn in my mouth. I am actually surprised at how boozy this brew is with close to 2 years on it. Once i get used to the booziness there is a fairly creamy old ale underneath, but the caramel and brown sugar seem a bit muted for the style. Good beer, not great. Glad i got the tastemand something i wouldncheck out again, but in the wokrld of BA old ales, this one tows the line of run of the mill. Would love to check out the base beer on its own to see if this is a symptom of the barrel or the beer that went into the barrel.

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Photo of Brez07
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Novare Res. 16oz pour into my chalice. Initially thought they had a misprint on the menu but after checking the MW site, turns out this is indeed a new beer

A: Cranberry, almost grape in color. Very limited amount of head which mostly forms a ring around the glass

S: Some of the barrel aging comes through here in the form of caramel, buttered popcorn and oak. Some vanilla and a touch of spice appear with a second whiff. Just a hint of piney hops

T: Starts off slightly sweet, caramel like. Vanilla presence from the barrel. Brief burst of citrus in the middle along with some spiced dark fruit. Has a dry, slightly bitter aspect to it. Residual pine flavor. Subtle smokiness in the finish as well

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is brief upfront, resulting in a very smooth beer

D: Classic old ale with very nice, subtle barrel affects. Hopefully I'll get to have this a few more times before it disappears

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Photo of rderedin
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old No. 58 from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
3.91 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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