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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck PorterBourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Baltic-style Porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10-year-old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa, and coffee. The aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.

Added by jale on 02-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,501
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
1,033
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
361
Trade:
42
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Ratings: 1,033 |  Reviews: 336
Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not sure what year this is, but I bought if off the shelf a couple weeks ago. This seems like it is yet another infected bottle. It has a sour start, with only a tiny bit of anything pleasant on the middle of the taste (little bourbon, roast, and sweetness) before the sour comes back to finish it off. Sadly, a drain pour for me after about 3oz. It has a good reputation, but not worth the risk for $8 a bottle. Had the same experience with BA Cereal Killer and BA Loch Down. Won't be spending money on anything Arcadia puts a wax top on again.

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Photo of iebforever
2.76/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Obviously an infected bottle. The flavor is tart cherry with vanilla, no real roastiness. I bought a 12 ounce bottle from Tavour, it had gold wax sealing it. Very disappointing.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.08/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

This one tastes like a mixed drink. I think I got a bad batch. Reminds me of a sour/wild ale. Very weird. $8 a bottle at the local liqour store, what a joke.

Update; found this on tap at the Kalamazoo Hopcat on BBA day Oct 22, 2017 and I can confirm that I previously tried an infected bottle. On tap it was very smooth and not as full as I would’ve hoped for.

To me, a disappointment as with all the Arcadia beers I’ve had.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.57/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well... if you like sours, this one's for you. It's as infected as it gets. Tart tart tart cherries and a shell of what a Bourbon barreled porter presence might taste like. Fizzy light body for the ABV, proving my accusation correct. Red wax cap.

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge color with a frothy tan head that fades to a thin lid; a decent amount of lacing dribbles downward

Smell: Chocolate, currant and cherry tones

Taste: Chocolate and toasted bread forward, with the tart fruit tones of cherry and currant building; some Bourbon emerges, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A few other reviews have picked up the fruit and while some well should be present in a Baltic Porter, the fruit should take a back seat, not take over the driver's position

Thanks, darktronica, for the opportunity

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Photo of KBlodorn
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheOakKing
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,033 ratings
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