Bourbon Barrel Porter | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CaptinRedBeard on 09-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.06%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Budinetz
2.6/5  rDev -31%
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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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
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 57md
3.04/5  rDev -19.4%
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 XsoldoutX
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of facesnorth
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GreenMind
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of garfscores
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On nitro at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a vase: Half-finger khaki, smooth head. Black body with highlights like maple syrup, heavy lacing.

Smells of nutty malt, mila cocoa, a little bourbon-vanilla note.

Tastes of vanilla, a little dark fruit & milk chocolate with a sharp booze note that smooths out & turns woody, oaky. Overwhelms just a bit, roasty bitterness grows & hangs on through the aftertaste.

Smooth but on the thin side, creamy at the same time.

Not bad, almost out of balance. Would like to try it without the nitro. Booze teeters on unwieldy.

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Photo of jmg480
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on nitro at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured an opaque brown-black with a creamy tan head; moderate retention, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasty dark malts and a bit of cocoa. Taste of roast and peat mainly, cocoa flavors coming in mid-palate; not much in the way of bourbon, other than a tingly bite in the finish, though at 6.5%ABV (which is what it was listed as at the bar) there wasn't much booze to be had here. Good for the drinkability, but detracted a bit from the overall taste. Pretty smooth, medium body, not very full in mouthfeel or taste, but still pretty decent overall.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap (nitro) at Capone's Restaurant. Kudos for going out and getting this kind on thing.Decent enough nitro beer, big and creamy leaving a lace sheet. Slight coffee aroma. Dark brown. Decent drinkability. The barrel may have rounded out the flavour even more than the nitro. Any bourbon was hidden. Let me try this in the bottle.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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