Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)
BA SCORE
52.4%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 145 ratings
Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wasatch on 03-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,683
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
145
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
18.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
29
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 46
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Robyn
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a snifter glass.

A- Poured black with fluffy mocha colored head that left splashy lace.

S- Big whiskey and alcohols, some chocolate, and coconut. Very boozy aroma.

T- Dominant whiskey and alcohol notes up front, some chocolate, light roasted malt, coconut, and sweetness on the finish.

M- Medium body, soft carbonation, dry, and light warming on the finish.

O- More of a middle of the road bourbon barrel porter than a special beer. The booziness and bourbon notes are not very nuanced or balanced in the beer. Still very easy to drink, but not in the same league as other barrel aged porters or stouts I have had.

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Photo of TboneRN
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Gobigvt7
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Opened Jan 26, 2014, so about 14-15 months on this puppy. Into tulip.

A - Deep brown-black pour with a tan head that dissipates into tight, thin bubbles almost immediately. Doesn't seem super carbed, not necessarily a bad thing.

S - Cocoa, light toffee, some whiffs of subtle pine. Smells slightly oxidized. Some bit-o-honey.

T - This beer seems very confused as it rolls across my palate. very mild acidity up front, into dry cocoa powder, cedar, smoke & ash, vanilla, and fakey-tasting bourbon. Wood not really speaking. Hmmm. There is something strange in there too I can't put my finger on. Sawdust?

M - Surprisingly thin. Adequate carbonation, a touch sweet. I keep coming back to the lack of body.

O - The thin-ness is the real killer here, as I think if it'd been a little bigger/rounder, it would have made up for some of the strangeness of the range of flavors. Not sure what this tasted like fresh. Meh. A fun experiment, but wouldn't age this again.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Top Sail Imperial Porter - Bourbon Barrel Aged (Brewmaster Reserve 2012) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 52.4% out of 100 with 145 ratings
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