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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Shipwreck Porter (2011-)

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Aged in in 22 year-old Bourbon Barrels for almost two years.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Dark brown/black with a great light chocolate head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dates, fig. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is vanilla cake, bourbon, chocolate, prunes, brandy. Pretty darn tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (17) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Some bourbon in the aroma, but it becomes mostly alcohol (cheap vodka) as it warms. Not much of a full porter taste here. I donít get any big, yummy chocolate or malty tastes. Some alcohol, light sweetness; the porter taste is receding far in the background. Medium bodied and a bit thin, very lightly carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (263) - - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Poured from bottle into Wine glass. Nice aroma of heavy bourbon, some chocolate. Flavor is a heavy bourbon start that fades into a blandish finish. Honestly, there is not much here besides the bourbon. Itís really hard to find a porter here. However, the mouthfeel is beautiful. Itís slick and viscous like wine. Reminds me of the 2010 abyss I had recently. Also, while itís easy to call this beer lacking in flavor, the fact thAt itís this smooth at 12% is damn impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (992) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, ethanol, toffee, caramel, raisins. Mouthfeel is a bit watery with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an ethanol finish. Overall this beer is a bit thin and very hot.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very booze. It. May be too boozy needs more malt or body. It was expensive drinkable she gives a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark brown..Nose is chocolate, vanilla, graham. .Tatse is soft roast, fudge, chcolate, soft cocoa..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12 oz red waxed bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 9/16/13. Picked some up during RBSG 2014 at TWCP in Clayton, MO. Black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, warm booze, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of big bourbon, dark fruit, oak. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Low carbonation. So much bourbon/barrel and not enough supporting flavors to balance it out for me. A sipper for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
"2012 me thinks. Like the stout, too expensive and too thin, though this one was a little more extreme. 12% abv comes through a little too much when the body isnít big. Still has the graham cracker barrel character, with some nice chocolate and vanilla notes, so itís tasty enough...but the beer canít stand up to the barrel."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, 6/16/14. Pours a dark clear chestnut color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong bourbon, chocolate, raisin, wood, mild hops. The taste is bitter roast, chocolate, raisin, bourbon. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours black with w thin tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, and roast. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, wood, and roasty chocolate. Semi-creamy body. Nice.


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