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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (-2008)

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Balls Porter aged for six months in 10 year-old bourbon barrels.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours super dark with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, vanillla, coffee, etc. Flavor is divine. Very silky and thick palate. Another wonderful beer from Michigan! Possibly one of my favorites of this miraculous style.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cernjoh (105) - Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
Aroma is mostly prunes. Appearance is dark cloudy brown allowing no light to pass through. Taste is dark fruits and is mildly sweet. Palate is average. Overall an above average brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3548) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Dark brown pour from the bottle, thanks Glenn for the share, and made a for a great car ride, aromas of roast, coffee, bourbon, light earth and a touch of vanilla. Flavors follow suit, a light oxidation flavor in the aftertaste, but still a solid beer over all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1481) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
thanks jedwards! Pours super dark brown with red highlights and a nice deep tan head. Smell is vanilla/oak rich dark malt and dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, oak, rich malt and a little fruit. Medium body with nice carbonation - medium to fine in structure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1404) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2008 vintage - dark brown pour with wispy white head. Nice bourbon nose. Nice body on the beer, just a touch boozy, nice malt profile. Quite nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (911) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2008 vintage bottle. The aroma has subtle bourbon with nice malt nose. The pour is very dark with a head that is light, but settles around the rim. The taste is amazing, I was really thrown back by this. The bourbon is subdue thanks to the aging, but perfect. This gives me super high hopes to age some of the newer bottles for a long time. I forgot exactly that I was cracking a 2008 vintage bottle, but sure glad I did.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2007 vintage 22oz for an awesome friend. Poured this one in an oversized wine glass. Dark brown pour, almost black with a coffee ice cream colored head. Just a ring lingers around. The burbon aroma has dissipated and transformed into huge vanilla, dark fruits, and candy. Some chocolate is present but just slightly. Wow, how smooth this drinks! Caramel, slight roast, and mellow burbon all make an appearance. If you still have this vintage I would say, consume now. What a treat

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliqjonz (31) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Really good, great nose, clean finish. Big crisp taste. Blended well. Li’l smokey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody oaky chcolate aroma. Roasted malty dry woody caramel and chocoalte flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (511) - Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2011
A dark brown beer with a red tinge and a small tan head. The aroma is alcohol, prunes, and anise. The flavor is roasted, caramel, overripe fruit, wood, and a slight bitterness. I like an imperial that is not so overpowering, and this one fits the bill nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Finger Lakes Beverge Center (Ithaca, NY). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de bourbon. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de bourbon et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #3775)


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