Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Triple C Brewing Co.

Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-AgedUp All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Porter - Imperial
Ranked #50
Ranked #2,619
4.24 | pDev: 7.78%
Triple C Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-AgedUp All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Matte black with an overly-massive, rocky, dark-tan head. Solid retention gives way to super thick lacing.

Smelled like a coffee milk stout when I first cracked it. Roasted malts, cherry, peanut, chocolate and toffee all eventually made appearances.

Tastes like a coffee-chocolate milkshake. There’s some roasted malt in there, too, with a great honey addition. Maybe some almond? Tasty stuff.

Thick, creamy feel with modest carbonation.

This is an excellent dessert beer. Sweet, but very quaffable. Delicious.

Sunday at 07:49 PM
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Kdksn from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

First taste was not sure. However, just had a 12/2017 bottle and WOW. Excellent, very drinkable and obviously aged correctly. Sat on a shelf since I bought it with zero expectations. Smooth, sweet and coffee not over powering which is usually the case. Slightly on the light-bodied side, thought it could benefit from being more like an oatmeal stout but I would buy and drink again and will look for anything from Triple C

Sep 06, 2020
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Fantific from North Carolina

4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle with wax coating. It has a bourbon, chocolate and slight coffee smell. Beautiful tasting beer, that comes across sweet (chocolate, vanilla) with some warming from the bourbon and a nice oakey feel. It has a fairly light mouth feel compared to other BBA feels and goes down very smooth. The sweetness lingered in my mouth a long. Overall, a near perfect BBA porter. For those that love BBA beers that aren't too heavy or overwhelming it's hard to do better than this. In my opinion, Triple C's best offering.

Apr 20, 2017
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mjwellman from Texas

4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pours a beautiful dark brown with a creamy head about one finger
S: wonderful bourbon aroma with coffee chocolate aroma
T: wonderful bourbon taste with a hint of coffee mild sweetness and no bitterness
F: sweet flavor with low carbonation. Just a wonderful beer to sip and drink
O: great beer. Hits on all cylinders.

Mar 04, 2017
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz waxed bottle. Dark brown/black colored body, small tan head with nice retention and lacing. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, wood, and coffee. Up-front on the taste is coffee and bourbon, followed by a sweetness probably from the honey though it is not a distinct honey taste. Pretty good.

Jul 30, 2015
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Porter brewed with honey, coffee added, and aged in bourbon barrels. Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is very dark (practically black) and sports an impressive persistent 2.5 fingers of coarse tan head that leaves behind some big clumps of lace. Lots of rich, boozy bourbon notes on the nose along with dark chocolate, toasted oak, and vanilla. I don't get as much coffee on the nose as I expected. I'm sure it's there, but the predominant notes are rich, sweet notes, not roasty.

Full body and a round, creamy feel. Sweet malt up front, vanilla, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and lots of bourbon. Molasses, toffee, creamy milk-like sweetness, and a slight hint of dark fruit. Not boozy, but definitely warming and doesn't try to hide all of the alcohol. I'm missing the characteristic roastiness one expects from a porter and whatever coffee is there is not at all assertive. Rather lacking in complexity. It's all sweet, dessert-like flavors and no bitter roastiness to balance it out and add an extra dimension. Finishes warm with a pleasant bourbon-and-butterscotch-candy lingering flavor.

If I tried this blind, I'd never have guessed it was a porter. The beer drinks like a bourbon-barrel-aged milk stout. That said, I have to give it a good taste rating because it does taste really good. I'll have to try the standard (non-barrel-aged) version to see how it drinks. I would definitely buy this beer again.

Mar 24, 2015
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black with a finger of dark tan head that fades into a frothy ring with good lacing.

S: Sweet chocolate and creamy coffee up front with oak and vanilla following. Bourbon brings up the finish without overwhelming.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate with a bit of vanilla and char at first followed by oak, some robust coffee, and bourbon. The finish is only lightly boozy.

M: Medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a little on the thin side for a big barrel-aged beer.

O: A really enjoyable beer overall. The only real downfall of the beer is its body which I would like to be a bit creamier.

Mar 01, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/20/14. Poured from an orange wax-topped bomber into a snifter, the beer is jet black, and pours thick and smooth, with a halo of light tan head on the surface. Aromas of rich bourbon, both spicy booze and vanilla notes, with milk chocolate, raw honey highlights, and bitter roasted coffee. Flavors are rich chocolate and coffee forward, blended and balanced perfectly. The bourbon booze kick hits immediately after, providing warmth and spice. The rich honey actually roughs up all the smooth and rich sweet notes, which balances everything out nicely. Huge, robust bodied, with a velvety feel. The aftertaste is more of the boozy notes of vanilla blending well with the honey and chocolate. The finish is smooth, heavy, lingering, and slightly dry, with a slow fade of all the rich flavors. This is a delicious beer.

Jan 18, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Label says 11/20/14.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet aroma of mild oak notes plus some vanilla and caramel.

T- The sweetness continues with a pronounced note of vanilla plus some more mild oak. Slightly medicinal aftertaste. Very smooth for the ABV. The coffee finally starts to come through after multiple consecutive sips.

M- Quite viscous for a porter with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Really good stuff, though I got more coffee out of the base beer and would actually prefer it to this BA version. Still, well done.

Jan 02, 2015
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3.32/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma intense and dominated by Bourbon and oak, green apple skins, a touch of roast, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is full on Bourbon and wood with alcohol. Medium full body and boozy finish.

Dec 17, 2014
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Labrewtory from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Delicious. Popped open a bottle at the Monstro release at NoDa brewing this morning, 11/1/14. A little boozy in the nose, but a good balance of bourbon and the coffee and roasty porter flavors on a quick follow up. Not too heavy, but tons of flavor.

Nov 01, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Note:Winter 2013 Vintage

A: Pours an opaque but clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and a light to moderate amount of cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy dark tan head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of bourbon, oak, and vanilla from the barrel aging over the top of moderate aromas of roasted and chocolate malts. Lighter aromas of freshly ground coffee beans. Very light notes of dark fruits (plum and raisin).

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with a slightly stronger flavor of chocolate malts and just a hint of dark chocolate sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of freshly brewed coffee and a moderate to strong flavor of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Light amounts of bitterness and booze in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is definitely a big barrel-aged porter and is enhanced over the base beer from the time spent in the barrels. Not overly sweet but still quite flavorful with a decent amount of complexity, making it pretty easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

Sep 07, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Big, huge thanks to Wilson for this guy! Now if I can get the 3" of wax off the neck without slicing my finger off we'll be good to go. Wow, that took some work. The pour is matte black, actually absorbing light. The head is the color of milk chocolate with a wispy ring around the glass that leaves striated lacing. It's purty!

Ah, the nose is what should be expected from a correctly barrel aged beer. Barrel upfront but not over the top. Pecans, caramel, vanilla, and soft coconut with deep inhaling. The base porter is roastier than most with high cocoa content chocolate. A tendril of clean smokiness rises through the mix. As it warms the coffee notes com forward, freshly ground and mouthwatering.

He flavor brings more spirit, a touch of bourbon. The barrel continues to bring all those delicious notes I mentioned previously. There's a good amount of pecan and vanilla mingling with roasty porter. A sweetness pops up mid palate that I didn't get in the nose, that of macerated berries. The coffee notes run softly from front to back while cocoa kicks in on the finish. The roast lingers nicely. Tons of depth with no single aspect beating you over the head.

For a 10+% beer this guy drinks like a 7%er. The body sits squarely between moderate and heavy with a lively carbonation that's silky smooth. A touch of heat pops up on the swallow but is quickly drowned out by dry roastiness. The drinkability is flat out dangerous, no wonder it's encased in wax.

This is a damn fine porter. Roasty, barrel rich, coffee kick, and an insane drinkability. This beer is tough to both put down and stop sniffing. Even handed barrel aging sets this above a lot of bourbon bombs presently on the market. Thanks Wil!

Apr 25, 2014
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown color with a frothy tan head that leaves a few streaks

Smell: Ashy and chocolatey, with Bourbon undertones

Taste: Chocolate and vanilla, with ash and Bourbon tones building into the middle; slightly boozy with plenty of vanilla and Bourbon in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; slightly thin for this type of beer

Overall: There are better Bourbon barrel aged beers out there but this is a pretty nice one with well-balanced flavors

Mar 01, 2014
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oberon from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really liked the "standard" Up All Night soe I picked this up yesterday to compare the two.Pours almost opaque except for just a slight reddish brown highlight at the bottom of the glass when held to the light,a creamy beige head atop.Aromas of dark fruit and sweet bourbon,there is a slight buttery note in there as well.A nice smooth almost slick feel makes for way to easy drinking.The boubon plays a big role on the palate but doesn't smack you in the face,it goes well with the drunken dark fruit and chocolate/mocha flavors.Wow this is almost too easy to drink because it's not over the top with bourbon and sweetness,a well made barrel aged "big" porter here.

Dec 28, 2013
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. fw snifter.

pours a dark black with a slight head. smell is extremely bourbony and malty. taste is the same...massive bourbon and extremely malty. cocoa. chocolate. terrific. full bodied, mild carbonation.

overall amazing...very recommended.

Dec 13, 2013
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown, blackish color. Opaque and with no visible head. Just a touch of lacing that sticks around

Smell: bourbon, coffee, chocolate and alcohol

Taste: opens up with big bourbon and alcohol. It moves towards a porter profile with coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: nice medium body. Noticeably a porter. Some alcohol warmth

Overall: a pleasant and well done bourbon barrel porter. Not super good but tasty and worth while

Nov 28, 2013
Up All Night Breakfast Porter - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Triple C Brewing Co.
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