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AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Limited to 2009 bottles. A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, sugar, caramelized sugar, vanilla, some booziness, and smoke. Medium palate. Flavor is of malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some toastiness. Leaves a chocolate bourbon malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle share. Dark brown pour with a modest beige cap. Aroma is rich with bourbon barrel notes, sweet vanilla and fudge. A bit boozy. Big flavors of sweet vanilla and chocolate accented heavily by the barrel treatment. Lightly bittersweet, but mostly sweet. Definitely feels like a big boozy desert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2016
22oz bottle from share on 6/11/16. Dark brown, muddy pour capped off with a small beige, tight head. Barrel aging takes center stage in aroma and taste.Bourbon really brings out the smoky, chocolaty nature of the porter. Really knocked my socks off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle, from b3shine-- thanks Beau! Shared with Parksy and others on his birthday. Dark brown pour, copper highlights, low beige head. Lovely chocolate and bourbon flavours with woody undertones, rich and silky smooth, very full bodied. The finish is very dry, with assertive tannins and moderate bitterness. A well made, well balanced black bourbon brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Tasting at Ferris’
Black color, medium sized head. Aroma of alcohol and some Bourbon, eggs. Good body strength; chocolate flavor, but this one is really heavy on booze and Bourbon.
I like this kind of beers, it’s not really balanced though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pitch black pour with very little head. Smells like a bourbon caramel candy. I’m excited about this one.. Sweet, dark fruit, tons of vanilla, and boozy. This is yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12911) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle - Big boozy bourbon notes. Deep dark brown with a small light brown head. Very balanced bourbon, Woody and dark notes. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a small brown head. A big malty roast bourbon nose. Chocolate, ashy, vanilla, big bourbon throughout, some rum like fruitiness, wood. Licorice, dark fruit, the overall flavor is big malty sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Sample on sunday. Big bourbon beer with a faint base beer. Lots of sweet and spicy bourbon aromas. Sweet and hot bourbon flavors. Maybe let it sit a bit as the bourbon really dominates at this point. A whole bomber by myself would be a challenge but I’d do it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4337) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Large shared bottle. Rich and rather boozy although the alcohol is well hidden in the mouthfeel. Still, warms as swallowed. Light wood but plenty of whisky in this ale. Full body with good if light carbonation. Bitter sweet with too much booze in the flavor.

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