Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) | Hangar 24 Brewery

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Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery
California, United States
hangar24brewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by t0rin0 on 12-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
42
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle. Doesn't look like a porter. Deep brown at best. Smell has some light bourbon, light roast, and some light nuttiness. Kinda light smelling in general, considering what it is. Taste is also very light. Cardboard oxidation though. Sweet. Bourbon. Cardboard. A little roast and some brown sugar. Boozy. Medium body. I'd guess this was a richer and more flavorful beer a long time ago. Not so much anymore.

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Photo of seasmokiee
2.62/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

The only downfall for this beer/ I had a better one over at the IEBC in riverside an hour before this.

Color is average- exactly what you would expect.

Smell- had some bourbon character, but not much (which I actually enjoyed).

Taste- ??? Not impressive... below average compared to other beers out there of the same style. Good Vanilla and prune notes though, but did not maintain any porter flavors.

Mouth feel- Thin...I wonder if they just added sugar to get the SG up.

Overall...Mediocre at best. I was told that their brewer got a high score on his brewers test... Doesn't show.

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3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kyle2k10 for this bottle, the last remaining bottle from a dangerous wintertime swap. 750ML, corked & caged from 2013, bottle 2021 of 2520, split with my wife.

The pour is dark brown with red-headed highlights & carbonation that could be measured in fingernail widths; i.e. less than one. Dat nose rings out with a strong bourbon forefront, backed by cola & chocolate (which surfaces only after a vigorous swirl). Vanilla, wood have to be teased out. I like the direction this is running.

Immelman Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series #1) would receive a performance review of "exceeds expectations" in my department. The bourbon has Klumesque legs: strong up front & seem to go on forever. The barrel lends a throaty heat, vanilla, & strong woodiness in the after-burn. Under the staves is a beer...I think. The chocolate is subdued, mild sweetness tangling with black sugar. A bit heavy; could use an infusion of bubbles. But not having any trouble making it disappear. Call me Copperfield, sonny.

A barrel-heavy porter (at least that's what it says on the bottle) that uses the bourbon & wood notes so well that the quiet loss of the base beer is forgivable. Given a more robust porter, I do believe this could swagger with the big boys. As is: a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) from Hangar 24 Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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