Bourbon Barrel Porter | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 15
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 Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking dark brown color with a tan head on top. Nice a creamy looking from the nitro tap. The lacing was sticky like a Guinness. The smell of the beer has some muted roasted aromas that are covered up by the bourbon aromas in there. The taste of the beer is sweet with some hints of vanilla in there and just a touch of the dark malts in the finish. The mouthfeel is very light and smooth. Overall this is a good brew, I was very excited to give it a try.

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Photo of metter98
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at d.b.a., Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is rather dark amber in color and has lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are notes of bourbon in the aroma.
T: Unlike the smell, the bourbon flavors are rather strong, but not overpowering. There are also notes of oak. Overall, there is a good balance among the flavors.
M: The beer feels very smooth on the palate and has just a slight amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked.

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black with a light tan head and some lacing

S-coffee, chocolate and bourbon

T-dark roasted malt and coffee, chocolate, and light veil of bourbon, not overly boozy

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy, viscous

O-a tasty Porter with a decent balance and mix of flavors

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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 LehighAce06
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -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 deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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 BigMike
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hoppymcgee
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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