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

Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series)
BA SCORE
4.22/5
96 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 12-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
96
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of The_Event_Horizon
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of dseiters
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of kerry4porters
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Huskyninja
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Hopped_up_Chuck
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BryanCDM
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The nose is warm and inviting. More a dank, rich chocolate hiding behind a fair amount of alcohol. Better depth on the nose than most BA porters.

The flavors are very rich. Lots of differing chocolates come to mind. Hard to pin down just one. It is thick yet velvety. Silky even. And it has a big backbone of alcohol to rest on. Great candidate to age. Ready now, but offering lots of promise for laying down a bottle. It is very mouth coating and has after taste of dark chocolate for days.

Very impressive porter. Had this both in growler and from a bottle and the growler comes across as a bit more angular and sharper. More of a wet stone blanket feel. Both are fantastic. A slight bit thinner than the Cobra stout, but equally worthy offering.

 751 characters

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BG24
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of maximum12
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

 1,291 characters

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Beersnake1
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Fern13
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of nick_asian
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jsanford
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of outlaw1323
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of bucky505
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Whatdyisit
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Immelmann Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter (Barrel Roll Series) from Hangar 24 Brewery
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 96 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.