Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck PorterBourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter
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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
Ratings:
1,019
Reviews:
332
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
354
For Trade:
42
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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.57/5  rDev -37.6%
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%
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 +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheOakKing
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This beefy little brew pours a coal black with
a nice head of off white to tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool,
and features some nice light sudsy lacing. Nose of strong bourbon, oak, subtle
vanilla, coffee, and light notes of fudge. Flavors hit the "umph!" note with rich
coffee and bourbon awash in brown sugars and chewy fudge with vanilla and
oak presenting themselves on the rear with more warming booze. Nice mouth
feel; full body, low carbonation, and a dry yet coating feel with light char notes.

Overall, this is an excellent brew worth having....also would love to have this one
on tap!

Cheers

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krl2112
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle. (Date when reviewed: 1/9/17) Poured into a snifter it has a black body and a light beige ring head. Smell of roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, some fudge, alcohol, and coffee. Taste is big bourbon, vanilla, good amount of chocolate, slight coffee on the end, and some roasted malt. Mouthfeel is full as well as body and a moderate to low carbonation. A big bourbon-y porter that has quite a bit of alcohol in it but still manages to taste complex with the base porter having lasting big flavors. I've had this on tap (though didn't manage to review it) and the aging definitely helped a ton with the flavor with this bottle.

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Photo of monty79_1997
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeAM
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent brew and an exceptional value (especially considering how readily available it's been in Chicagoland).

The pour is fairly standard for a bba brew, pitch black with a golden tan head that dissipates to nothing. Smell is initially dark fruit and bourbon, but opens up to melted caramel pieces, toasted marshmallow, vanilla bean ice cream and fresh fudge. Taste follows the nose with a bit more roast. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin at first, but remember this is a Baltic porter and not a stout (although every bit as decadent as one would expect from a great bba stout).

Honestly this beer needs more love from the BAs in Arcadia's distro footprint. I've passed this one by one multiple occasions but glad I finally tried it.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrborchert74
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
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