Shipyard's new bourbon barrel aged

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MontereyBay831, Feb 26, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Initiate (135) Dec 15, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Has anyone drank it yet? I havent seen a review online, and haven't found a thread about it, so i was wondering what the deal is and how its drinking!

    I was lucky enough to score two of these (and the box itself that they came in).

    BedetheVenerable likes this.
  2. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    I saw it, hand numbered around $15. I want to pick one up.
  3. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I saw it, saw it said Shipyard on it it and picked up something else.
  4. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    I think it's commendable that Shipyard is attempting to mask their awful tasting beers with bourbon flavoring.
    plaid75, gameface23, ant880 and 7 others like this.
  5. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Hell it works for everybody else. Why not ride this wagon?
    GennyCreamAle and xanok like this.
  6. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    reviews from friends on the Bourbon Barrel Smashed Pumpkin were not good.
  7. BomberGuy

    BomberGuy Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2012 Massachusetts

    I loved the Bourbon Barrel Smashed Pumpkin. I then tried Bourbon Barrel Prelude... only beer I've drain poured so far. Depends on your tastes. Give it a try, got nothing [but $15] to loose...
  8. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    What is a double scottish ale? Wouldnt that be a scotch ale or wee heavy? Sounds weird to me.
    Duff27 likes this.
  9. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    None of the above.
  10. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Really? Im looking at the style descriptions and they seem closely related. Scottish ales have their own sub-categories. And this is the first time I've ever seen someone call a beer a double scottish ale. What is their significant difference that keeps a wee heavy from being it's imperial version?
  11. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Aged in a butter barrel?
  12. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    In my opinion at least, the styles aren't closely related enough to say that a wee heavy is just a big version of a Scottish ale. I'm aware that the brewing process is similar and they have other similar properties, but to me, the end result is that the two styles just don't taste that similar. If a brewer wants to make a beer and call it a double Scottish ale instead of a wee heavy, I'm all for it.
  13. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    I had a glass of Bourbon bbl aged Prelude a couple of weeks ago and it was quite enjoyable. Thankfully it did not taste like Bourbon and surprisingly did not detect any diacetyl.
  14. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I would love to try the Bourbon bbl aged Prelude.. Is it a bomber sized bottle ?
  15. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (298) Aug 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Let's just say that Detour you have in the background is most likely going to be better. Average beer, not worth the $15 I paid
  16. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    If the first 3 Shipyard BBL offerings are any indication....I rated 1 decent, 1 poor, and 1 undrinkable. None was worth the $. (and they're a style I like, and that price point doesn't usually deter me in the least)
  17. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Doesn't work for Founders
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    It doesn't?!
  19. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    Had a bottle of this last night, not worth the $15. They need to improve on their barrel program or lower the cost.
  20. DrunkethWizard

    DrunkethWizard Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    I wouldn't suggest buying it. I only paid that insane amount for the bourbon aged pumpkin ale because I've got this urge to try every pumpkin beer ever made, and it was pretty MEH. I prefer their original Smashed Pumpkin over this one that was twice the price and half the excitement.
  21. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I love Shipyard's export ale, but everything else I have had from them is not good. I'd be hard pressed to spend $15 on any bomber, let alone something from them. No thanks.
  22. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Vermont

    Wrong move....this stuff is REALLY good.
    DevilsCups likes this.
  23. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    I have yet to have a Shipyard beer that I liked.
    tehzachatak likes this.
  24. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,262) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
    Beer Trader

    My stomach is CHURNING just thinking about it....HEYO!
    tstigz likes this.
  25. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    butter.....churning. i get it
  26. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Shipyard can fuck off.
  27. VTMoondog

    VTMoondog Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Vermont

    We all have our own opinions and tastes, and thats fine. No need to be rude. I've not been impressed with many of Shipyard's offerings, but this one, which was on tap at a local bar, just happens to be pretty darn tasty. To each their own...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.