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Craggie Burning Barrel Bourbon Chipotle Porter

Craggie Burning Barrel Bourbon Chipotle Porter
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Burning Barrel: Bourbon Chipotle Porter Craggie’s porter is brewed with chipotle peppers, fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, and aged on bourbon oak chips. This bold brew has hints of smoke and spice in the nose, followed by a robust body and smooth bourbon finish. ABV 5.9%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Thanks to octo for the share. Pours a medium brown with a white head. Nose is smoke, band-aid, some chocolate, and earthy peppers. Flavor is similar with some smoke and peppers leading the forward march, a small wood presence, and hints of sweetness behind the peppers. Interesting offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On 06/18/2011. Clear dark brown body with small white head. Sweet dark malt, fruit and chile aroma with vanilla hints. Sweet chocolate, chili and light vanilla flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Black shiny pour. Little head. Burnt malt flavor. A little watery. Okay. Burnt is the primary flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4688-20120817] Growler. Sweetened caramel toasted malt aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted caramelized malt flavour has a hint of a chili spice to it. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a dark brown center with red/brown edges and a small tight foamy light beige head. Aroma had a slight hint of diacytel, vanilla, oak, chocolate, dark toast, vanilla extract. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and slight heat on the end from the peppers. Flavor of chocolate, light bourbon, small hint of vanilla, lightly burnt toast. Overall it’s meh, think they just had too much going on with this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmac01 (6) - Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Surprisingly good. My experience with "pepper" beers has not always been pleasant, but this one is not overpowering. Had it on tap at the Craggie Brewery in Asheville. Dark brown with quickly evaporating beige head. Nice taste without a bad burn. Definitely worth the try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5797) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
An odd one. No longer using Belgian yeast. Habanero burn,sort of owns the beer. Mellow malty chocolate background never gets past the spicy pepper tastes. Oily, pepper porter. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7685) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a deep brown body with tan lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, roast, toasted caramel malts and light pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2012
64 ounce growlerr from my boss, poured a dark cola brown color withh aromas of light peppers, lighht vanilla and a touch of roasted malt. Flavors are light, some light peppers in the aftertaste, also some cola. Interesting beer, lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft in a flight at the brewpub. Really impressive, actually. Great roasting and smoke from the chipotle which really made it inviting. Glad I found this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
2012-08-17. Dark brown with a small tan head. 3+ Mild roast aroma, dark malt, muted pepper notes? 6+ Flavour is odd, dry dusty malt, modest burny pepper. 6+ Average bodied palate. Meh, okay less offensive than I expected since neither bourbon nor chipotle are amongst my favorite things.. Growler, Campground Brewdown 2012

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