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Garage Project Cockswain’s Courage Blended Porter

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Tastes Like War". Slogging up and down the mounts of Venus really takes it out of a chap. After a long day at it, his Lordship needs a special something to steady the legs. Brewed to his own special requirements, Lord Cockswain’s Double Barrel Blend is a judicious blend of freshly brewed Courage, and our brewery ’stock’, aged for over 12 months in oak bourbon barrels. Combining the rich licorice, raisin and vanilla character of aged porter, with a lively sparkle and chocolate character of freshly brewed beer, the result is complex, powerful and deceptively drinkable. Just the way his lordship likes it. Bottled on 8th July 2013 Enjoy now or for several years to come


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from the source, shared at RBWG Asheville. Dark clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, dark coffee. Taste is roasty cocoa, vanilla, light bourbon. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (605) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
Very tasty full flavoured porter. Aroma of Bourban, vanilla and slight smoke. Bourban aroma and flavour dominates the beverage but in a very pleasant manner. Thin taste not as thick as I was expecting or may be hoping for. Nice warming beverage. Was very nice after a night duty and with a bacon sandwhich.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUL 24, 2014
Best beer ever. This is a spectacular, well-rounded, full-bodied, porter that delivers a gentlemanly punch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3287) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a small beige head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of bourbon notes - mild spice and coconut is very forward with light chocolate biscuit and moderate dark fruits. Quite raisin driven with plenty of coconut and light biscuit. Spice comes in and out and helps it finish with a real earthiness throughout. Unique at points but not overly balanced and finishes a little thin. Hides the booze well though. Hit and miss but solid for the most part

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13806) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Dark dark brown - offwhite head. Sweetness. Licorice. Roasted. Bourbon. Dried fruits. Raisins. Vanilla. Coconut. Boozy. Ryebread. A bit unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (430) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
This one has some roast, some fruits and a bite of alcohol also. Bitter honey. Feels sticky and sweet - but accompanied with fresh hop bitterness. Bourbon barrel feel comes out as well. Long, warming bourbon aftertaste. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Rather enjoyable just needs a more fleshed out body to hang the flavour off. A bit too smooth for such a big beer - I want to get the full visual, visceral emotive performance, not just voluminously sucking back on rocket fuel. It’s almost too dainty for a 10% beer from a Barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma is French toast, honey, smoke, sticky. Taste is great, lots of bourbon, sweet malt, caramel. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle sample at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours brown in color with amber highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light barrel notes, a hint of bourbon and vanilla. The alcohol remains well hidden. Good, not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting. Brown body with tan head. Big bourbon aroma that takes over as the predominant flavor. Too much bourbon, maybe there was a great beer here.


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