Bourbon Barrel Porter | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

BA SCORE
69.8%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 63 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
shawneecraftbrewingcompany.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CaptinRedBeard on 09-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,583
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
63
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
13.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of jmg480
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sposter4
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenMind
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rating based upon draft sample, also had a bottle that showed significant infection and was a terrible drain pour.

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Photo of 57md
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On a nitro tap.

Appearance is a dark brown with golden edges with little head for a nitro pour. The nose is very mild.

The body is quite thin and the flavor profile is dominated by an oddly sour note. The bourbon is non-existent.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 215drinker
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
2.6/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours an inky black color, around 50 SRM, with a khaki colored head that dissipates quickly for an English porter. There is visible lacing around he glass but its quite broken up and chunky, not very characteristic of what the style represents. It smells of sour milk, vanilla bean, sweet malts. Flavor is sour, vanilla bean, dark chocolate. The alcohol is masked by the sourness. I think something went wrong with this vintage. It's possible the barrels that they aged this brew in were compromised, as there should not be a sour flavor in a bourbon barrel aged English Porter. I've seen this happen with other barrel aged beers, but never to a barrel aged porter. I'll definitely try this brew again next year and perhaps a few others as I have heard good things about Shawnee, but this brew was just awful...$24 and I struggled through it the entire time.

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Photo of Paulieblaze
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You can visit bars that have it on tap and its delicous but get it bottled and its just good beer. Nitro changes the taste all day long. I recommend it to anyone who likes bourbon beers.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of garuda
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of FrankShirley
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of garfscores
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of JonathannRobert
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bourbon, roasted malt, and faint bourbon on the nose. Sweetness of vanilla well balanced by the bourbon. Draft. Will submit separate review of bottle.

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Photo of jshark04
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Houser
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BigMike
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of pinyin
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

By far the best porter I've ever tried.
It really doesn't get any better than this.
The fact that I tried this fresh out of the keg a few miles from Shawnee may have helped the taste and freshness.

This porter has magnificent coloring and head. We drank it in 10 ounce glasses.
Smell was inviting but not sour or alcoholic laden in any way.
Taste was magnificent. Perfectly balanced, not too strong. Shawnee has a very specific yeast taste to all of their products, but it was tame in this one, perhaps because of the barrel aging process.

I would recommend anyone who is a fan of lighter stouts or porters to check this out, preferably on draft.

My friend who is a huge fan of stouts tried this once and was hooked. He said it was the best beer he'd ever tried in his entire life.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bourbon Barrel Porter pours a black color with a creamy white head. There is a sweet aroma with vanilla and bourbon notes. The taste has some vanilla and bourbon flavors, but overall has a taste like medicine. Flavors are present but are offensive. Overall it tastes like medicine.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69.8% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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