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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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The Baltic-style porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10 year old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee. This aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Aroma caramel, chocolate, vanilla, woody, Appearance black, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, average carbonation, Overall a very smooth well balanced barrel aged porter that aged very well. No alcohol taste. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 16, 2016
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is chocolate, light bourbon, and vanilla. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is bourbony, with vanilla and chocolate. Nicely flavored, better than the aroma by itself.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2157) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright, dark brown colour with a small beige head; aroma starts with wet wood, jam, develops into vanilla, dried fruit; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, well hidden alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angelmonster (176) - Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2016
Review is of a bottle that was aged roughly 2 years Pours a black body with walnut highlights. Head is sand colored and 1/5 of an inch. Head retention and lacing were pretty good. Smell is of molasses, brown sugar, charred oak, fudge, and slight bourbon. Hops arent present but alcohol is definitely there. Taste is pretty sweet for a barrel aged baltic porter, getting molasses, chocolate covered cocoa beans, some vanilla and oak. Alcohol is smooth for a 12% barrel aged porter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice frothy head that stuck around for a long time. Carbonation levels were good also. Overall this was an amazing beer that kind of took me by surprise. Tons of flavor melded beautifully with the bourbon barrel. Alcohol was restrained but still had a nice warming presence. Dont know if aging two years mattered that much but will try getting some fresh ones to compare.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5111) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
On tap at patricks in moon. Big & black. Somewhat neutral aroma. Big strong initial boozy impact. A little more rude than I was expecting. Big volatile kick in the jaw. Quite ruff indeed. Coarse around the edges. Difficult, almost like floor stripper. If there is any co2, I’d say its well hidden by this nasty impact. A strong over th top alky beer experience fer sure. Did not like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, lots of it, chocolate, some roasted malt, dried fruits, muscovado. Taste is sweet and sticky, bourbon and chocolate, with a lingering alcohol warming finish. Rich, smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Aroma is vanilla and light oak perfect overall. Taste has a light oak sour with a sweetness and malt thickness. Very nice. Nice dark with a head that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is perfect. I WILLL look for this one again. Amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Very bourbon forward with dark chocolate and coffee malt notes. A bit hot, but nicely complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3877) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. The body is very dark red brown and clear but nearly opaque in the glass. Aroma: Almost completely dominated by bourbon and bourbon barrel aromatics. Very woody and boozy. Flavor: also dominated by the bourbon barrels. The woody aromas were very strong, these didn’t much impair the aroma; but I normally find even less barrel flavor to detract from beers. Not so here. Still, this is a beer only for those who like low ABV aged bourbons. Of course, for a beer this is quite boozy, although the 12% alcohol is partially hidden in tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6730) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to drfabulous
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of oak, dark malts, chocolate and leather. Taste of dark malts, bourbon, oak, cherries, some hot alcohols
Nice and tasty


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