Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck PorterBourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage. Poured from a red waxed 12 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 2 finger tan head. Small blotches and big trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- chocolate, bourbon/booze, faint vanilla

T- dark chocolate, alcohol/bourbon, slight spice and bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter feeling with some creaminess,

O- ok BA porter. Whatever barrels they use for this beer I get more booze than a specific distill.

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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle poured 01/07/13 Pours a midnight black with a thin light brown head that quickly dissipates. Even after aging quite a bit, the bourbon is the star attraction in both aroma and taste. Aroma also contains a wonderful chocolatey malt. Tastes of a heavy bourbon but tapers off nicely into smooth vanilla. It is a bit on the thinner side for a 12% abv beer but makes it very drinkable for such a big beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz red waxed bottle into my blue mountain snifter. bottle is from 2011.

a - opaque dark brown in color with a thin cap of sudsy beige head. foam calms to a film and leaves a few small spots of lacing in the glass.

s - smells like a bottle of red wine upon opening - fruity, spicy and boozy. after that initial rush i'm getting dark chocolate, dark fruits, and tons of vanilla and wood.

t - more of the vinous qualities found in the nose. bourbon, vanilla and woody flavors are very present, but not overpowering. subtle dark fruity notes, black cherry or currants maybe. molasses like sweetness and a faint, peppery spiciness. has enough of a pale and roasted malt base to support everything. no hop bitterness to speak of but has a bit of an alcohol bite still.

m - fuller in body but not heavy. medium carbonation with a medium co2 profile. plenty of alcohol warming going on here.

o - by far the best beer i have had from arcadia. almost a year old (not including the year spent in barrels) and, while the flavors blend extremely well, this beer is still pretty hot. enjoyable and quite drinkable for 12% though. i will definitely be picking up more of this.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this beer for about one year since I purchased it.

Pretty quick , khaki colored head that recedes to nothing. Motor oil black color. Looks oily in texture for sure.

Kirschwasser with coffee, dark chocolate, brandy, and blackberries make up this boozy nose.

Medium dark rasted coffee and malt flavors upfront. Caramel and black cherries with some brandy booze notes hit the middle. The abv. warmth lasts to the finish. Chocolatey and sweet, with roasted fruit flavors, make this one complex brew.

Oily and warm palate make for a great sipper and nightcap.

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3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this bottle in the cellar since last Dark Lord Day. Poured into a Hunahpu's snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color. There is a very little bit of off white head that leaves a small ring around the pour.

Smell: This one smells like it is going to have some heat to it. I'm getting some bourbon and roasted malt along with a dark fruit sweetness. The warmth is rather nice.

Taste: The flavor of this one isn't as full as I would have thought given the smell. There is a very strong bourbon flavor, but the rest of the taste pales a bit in comparison. I'm getting some peppery notes from the bourbon along with a strong roasted malt presence. The finish is bitter and full of roast. Chocolate and dark fruit notes are there, but they're really overshadowed.

Mouthfeel: The body is just on the thin side of what I would have wanted for this beer. The carbonation is very thick and smooth with a dry finish. I really need more body here.

Overall: I would say that I thought this beer was a bit underwhelming. I needed a more full flavor and a thicker body. I don't think I need any more in the future.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought back by Maddog!

A: poured jet black, opaque, deep rocky head that was tan in color
S: medium nose with bourbon and sweeter malt, boozy
T: this one has got some guts, deep roasted dark malt, well-balanced with hops to the right proportion (aka a bit more on the sweeter side like a Baltic Porter should be), lots of heat in finish, bourbon noticeable but not overpowering, slight oxidation in finish but it's not distracting
M: rounded, tons of bourbon depth

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter from Arcadia Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,023 ratings.
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