Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrel | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States
portjeffbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fresh batch of Port Jeff Porter is divided into three Heaven Hill Distilleries whiskey barrels (virgin, one-fill, and two-fill), matured for three months, and carefully reunited using secret blending techniques—involving some mandatory taste-testing, of course—performed by our brewmaster. The aforementioned barrels introduce bourbon, oak, and vanilla to our traditional porter, catapulting the beer to a new level of complexity. It’s that simple.

Added by MrDanno96 on 12-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
18.59%
 
 
Wants:
0
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6
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A light and slick black pour with a soft white head that dissipates quickly. The nose gives off notes of chocolate, wood, and sugars.

The drinking starts with lots of sweet malts and sugars upfront. A tad soapy with the subtle barrel tones coming over on the finish. Nice tones of bourbon, sugary molasses, and oaky wood. The mouth feel is on the lighter side with a slight stickiness to it.

Overall, and enjoyable and decent porter.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of joefuzz
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/13 I think batch 2
Pours a like a deep brown ale with a 2 finger cream colored head. Smells of vanilla and muted hops. Taste starts off like a normal slightly hopped porter and ends with a nice barrel presence vanilla, toffee and a slight alcohol warming. Mouthfeel is the same as the normal porter with slightly lower carbonation. Overall good beer...its good to see a local brewery trying to barrel age beers but I think they need to get their process down...hope there is more to come from these guys.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is from the batch that hit distribution...although possibly the batch before since there were some carbonation problems with this batch and I believe they were pulled from distro? None-the-less with that information i in tow i carefully opened the bottle and it did pop open once the cage was slightly loosened (i was ready). enjoyed from a blue point snifter.

a - brew poured a watery black with a very generous head of several fingers. after many minutes there was still a full finger of creamy mochachino looking head on the beer. lacing moved in full chunks connected to the surface of the beer and left some spotty dots of where it once danced along the glasses sides.

s - nice balanced roast and rich milk chocolate. some burnt wood and a hint of metal. the chocolate is fairly decadent, but the metal is a bit off putting.

t - big decadent chocolate with a slight glazing of metal. not as pronounced in the flavor as the nose..and perhaps it is the nose of the beer that is bringing it out in the taste, but i do get some metal on this otherwise gem of a beer. the barrel is subtle but really compliments the beer in a nice way.

m - the highlight of this beer is the creamy mouthfeel. really rich and decadent, but smooth as silk. one of the silkiest beers i've ever had.

o - overall, not sure if it was the time or the carb issues with this batch or what, but this seems to be a shadow of what i enjoyed from growler. i can taste the beer that i had in growler form, but it has a sheen of metal on it. i would definitely give this beer another go. the bottle i have has a space for a bottle number but it is not filled in so it makes me thing that this bottle does not go with the others that hit distro that are numbered. i did get this at a port jeff tasting where they were planning to release it, but decided not to due to some issue, but a few bottles were made available to those that were there. as i drank it, the metal seemed to fade away. as i mentioned the barrel is subtle (pretty sure it only spent 3 months in the barrel) but really compliments the beer in a nice way and makes this a really solid beer. in my opinion this one is worth seeking out and should be easy to find if you are local or know someone local.

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Porter Aged In Bourbon Barrel from Port Jeff Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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