Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012) | Full Sail Brewing Company

Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)
Write a Review

Average: 3.62 | pDev: 18.51%

Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 146

Ranked #343 American Imperial Porter and #39,640 overall.

ABV: 9.50% | Availability: Winter

Wants   Gots 

Full Sail Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Notes:
BA SCORE
84
Very Good
Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 146
Reviews by b-one:
Photo of b-one
2.75/5  rDev -24%

More User Reviews:
Photo of lupercmda
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeefSkillet
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of KlayWey
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of DruRho
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AxesandAnchors
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Braz
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Purchased at Tacoma Boys cause it looked interesting and I love porters. Black to dark brown in color with a tan head that's not thick but sustains well. Tastes of chocolate and booze. The high alcohol tastes ruin this for me. Tastes like porter mixed with Jack Daniels. This tastes so much like Jack Daniels or bourbon in general that I'm suspicious of the given ABV. The feel and body are great but this is whiskey beer, that for all I know could become a new genre.

 468 characters

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of StArnoldFan
2.01/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2012 Reserve

22oz bomber poured into a DC Brau tulip.

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a nice thick mocha head. As I take a second look at my glass in the light I see sediment floating around throughout the glass. All I get from the nose is strong bourbon scent. The taste is just foul, somewhat sour, and mostly bourbon. Very thin, makes me think the base beer couldn't handle the barrels, or they aged it too long (the bottle says 12 months). Quite simply the worst barrel aged beer I have ever had. This is defiantly going to be a drain pour. I bought the BA porter and BA stout from Full Sail at the same time, looks like I'm just going to tuck the BA stout way in the back of the cellar and forget about it, maybe time will help it.

 751 characters

Photo of HALB
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.52/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle received in a recent trade as an extra.

This one pours a "light" black, with a small head, and just a small amount of lacing.

This smells like cheap harsh bourbon, chocolate syrup, and booze.

This was not done with a deft hand at all. The base beer is so thin, and watery, so the bourbon just completely dominates here, and it's a kind of cheap bourbon flavor, which is hard to get thru. There's a bit of chocolate sweetness, but there's just honestly not a whole lot to this beer.

This is pretty thin bodied, with a lower level of carbonation.

Just a really bad effort in every major category you can rate a beer in. A categorical fail here.

 655 characters

Photo of danielz324
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of twizzard
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Ethywen
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DaveRinn
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Denzo
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skagnetti
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012) from Full Sail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 146 ratings