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Bourbon Barrel Porter | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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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

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Added by CaptinRedBeard on 09-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,234
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
63
pDev:
13.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
11
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The tap list says 10.5 abv....

A - Darkest brown, nearly black body with a quarter inch latte like cap of head that lasts for some time.

S - Very strong vanilla aroma, almost a vanilla icing. Slightest but of malty ness Nd roast, maybe the faintest bourbon.

T - Vanilla cream icing that you put on a cake for sure. There's a ending bite of bourbon and slight heat you'd expect from it. But the vanilla icing is delicious. The bourbon is actually balancing the sweetness.

M - Medium, smooth bodied porter with mid to low carbonation. Could be a little fuller in the body that would make this richer, but it drinks well as is.

O - A very tasty, balanced porter. The bourbon provides more of a balancing act than adding the bourbon flavor we all know and love. I'm curious to know if this was a vanilla porter or what barrels they used.

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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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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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4.89/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have tried this beer several times on Nitro Tap and have enjoyed it every time. Beer pours very smooth, mouth feel is light almost creamy. The high ABV is hardly apparrent and the bourbon is subtle. Overall a great beer that I always look for when I am out.

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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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Bourbon Barrel Porter from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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