Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Loch-Up Scotch Ale | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Loch-Up Scotch AleArcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Loch-Up Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by superspak on 12-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
62
pDev:
23.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of jldoyle89
2.47/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drunkenmess
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lochef81
3.01/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of admonster00
2.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ringthane
2.56/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

OK, I didn't hate this beer, but it wasn't anything I really wanted, either. It didn't taste anything like a Scotch Ale to me, and had a weird sweet-and-sour flavor to it -- like a molasses-heavy mix with a twist of lemon at the end. It poured pretty much completely dark, with no head at all. Didn't taste the bourbon from the barrel. Didn't taste the alcohol either, though, which was a little surprising since it's a 12-percenter (I felt the alcohol, though).

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
2.14/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Well, hoping that Arcadia knows this beer is a complete mess...acetic and lactic acid touches on the tongue, mild acetic flavor throughout. This beer is definitely infected...unless they were going for a dark sour!

Happy I didn't pay for this.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
2.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Gift from the old man. He bought a bunch of these and gave me one while at his house. No long review here.

Neutral beer. Looks alright, smells alright, taste is slightly offensive and very alcoholic. The feel is hugely bitter and almost pickle like. Wouldn't buy it.

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Photo of BLZR
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcf5ve
3.72/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of K-Dog
2.71/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

When I saw this last year was extremely excited since ba ship wreck ported is one of my favorities. Has fresh and didnt care for it thought a year of age might help. Boy was I wrong. Pungent a me smell and taste. No bourbon what so ever. Drank half a glass and poured the rest out. Just aweful. I don't know if this was infected bit it's just plain bad. Stay away.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.63/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really don't know what rating to give this beer. It's clearly infected but not in a particularly unpleasant way. Heck, I think I probably enjoyed this more than something like Zwet.be. I can understand some people drain pouring this but I had no problem finishing the bottle.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 11/19/14 at 42 degrees into snifter
$ 8.99/12 oz bottle at Oppermann’s
Aroma of malt and bourbon, both light, lasts
Head – none. A few off white bubbles and some surface film
Lacing – none
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor – weak malt and bourbon, slight sour aftertaste – at IBU 63, the hops are well balanced by the malt and the bourbon is not overpowering; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of sweemzander
3.86/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a mahogany brown color. Some minimal tan froth
(S)- Some leathery caramel and honey meets subtle dry oak
(T)- Subtle hints at oaky cocoa meets toffee and honey sweetness
(M)- A good carbonation level. It is very barrel forward and a touch thin in body for a 12% beer
(O)- Pretty good but might need a bit of time to settle and integrate together better. The thinness for me is an issue

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Photo of Kubrickx
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Scottyg33
3.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djchrismac
2.19/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was not even close to a scotch ale. Infected? Maybe. Just really disappointed.

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Photo of Davit
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kain05
1.62/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was super excited to try this after having and really enjoying the shipwreck porter. However, my 2014 bottle is definitely infected. I should know, I've made this mistake with a big wee heavy during a homebrew session. Come on Arcadia, you're better than $7/per infected bottle. I wish I had been a BA member before having bought it, I would have seen other people complain about the infection.

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Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good BBA scotch ale

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Photo of Shon4star
1.25/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Can anyone please tell Arcadia to never do this again. I had to try it considering all the insults on this one. 2 sips and straight to the drain. I like sours but I hate infected BA wee heavys. YUCK!

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Photo of imperialking
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 62 ratings