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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Our Bourbon Barrel Aged ales are brewed and carefully cellar-aged in small batches in decanted bourbon barrels at our brewery in Portland, Maine.
Malt: 2-Row British Pale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate Barley, Munich & Torrified Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Tettnang & Cascade
Yeast: Top-fermenting English
Color: Mahogany
Aroma: Black Licorice, wood, raisins & clove
Body: Malty & smooth
Finish: Dry with a subtle, lingering spiciness Aged over 100 days. Unlimited shelf life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Very strong bourbon notes with vanilla, roasted malt, and caramel sweetness. A: Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. T: Tastes bitter and boozy. A very slight sweetness but it is overshadowed by the bourbon flavor. P: Kind of thin and a bit too dry. O: Bourbon drowns out almost everything. Its good and big, but I’m missing the sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bourbon smell but oxidized and soured. Taste same of oxidized nutty and sour. Some roast but that’s all she wrote.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingeing brown head. Aromas of bourbon, fruitiness, caramel and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of dried fruit, toffeew and light bourbon with a smooth lingering dried fruit finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JerseyBrew (59) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Great job shipyard!! Put a sour barrel in a bottle and try to sell it as s regular beer!!! Did you think people wouldn't know. Funny thing is a brewer of yours came to nj and soured every beer at the place he worked!!! You guys plain suck at brewing. Close the doors!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Sour malt aroma. Appearance is dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is sour. The beer is infected. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is infected. Shipyard needs better quality control. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at the Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a rich brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of figs jam, dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, vanilla, leather, booze. Taste is again sweet and lightly fruity and boozy, with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, raisins. Full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes a luxuriant swirl of bourbon, mocha and caramel. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is acrid and lightly acidic with an intermingling of sourmash whiskey, caramel and chocolate. Finishes acrid and tangy. Bottle courtesy of radarsock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lace. Aroma of bourbon, malt and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, peaty malt and slight black licorice. The finish is boozy with a malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1469) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin spotty head. Aroma of dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of oak on the back end with raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4687) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750 mlBottle, vintage is 2012 bottle number 08897. With an ABV of 11.6. Dark brown bordering on black, no head. Aroma is nearly all bourbon barrel with light caramel and vanilla.

Flavor is pretty nice without any oxidation. Mild chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts with light dark fruit hints all the while with a strong level of bourbon notes. Light raisin notes. The heat after the sip is here but without any alcohol taste. The texture is oily / slickly with a milder level of carbonation. Really damn smooth. The body is leaning on full, the scotch ale base is here and has integrated with the bourbon nicely, very surprised how nice this is.

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