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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Our Bourbon Barrel Aged ales are brewed carefully cellar-aged in small batches in decanted bourbon barrels at our brewery in Portland, Maine. Aged over 100 days. Unlimited shelf life.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (239) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2013 Limited Edition bottle# 00660 Appearance- pours a hazy, deep rich brown with a thick off white head.. Aroma-bourbon, dark fruits, boozy. Flavor- dark cherry, raisin, bourbon, vanilla & caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle in ba haba, strong bourbon flavors and beer, its a tough drinker due to the sweetness but the complexity is nice, shipyard’s barrel program is pretty good. keep up the good work!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
750ml bottle. 2013 Vintage, bottle # 00662. Poured a dark amber color with an off white head. Woody, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and some dark fruits. Overall alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Orlando, Fl. - Rossi’s Pizzeria - on tap. Dark brown pour, light but persistent off-white head. Aroma has some boozy accents, nice whiff of bourbon, some sweet cherry notes, a touch of molasses. Flavor has some raisins, molasses, a nice dollop of bourbon. Had the potential of being a hot mess, but did not end up so. Mouthfeel could have been thicker, but not a major detractor. Nice afternoon starter after putting on some work oriented training,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours a dark amber color with a big frothy tan head. Aroma is bourbon forward, with notes oak, roasted malt, and slight funk. Taste of strong boozy bourbon, barrel, caramel, and vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel-mahogany, that thins out to a golden maple. The yellow-corn head is very soapy, leaving a slowly diminishing curtain of lacing. Nose is heavy with sweet caramel, creme brulee, and a hint of butterscotch. Taste starts with lightly sour, red fruits, and faintly blooms into vanilla, birch beer, bourbon, and a slightly charred malt. Finish has a faint spice, but lingering dark fruit notes. Mouth is spritely, then dry. Medium-to-full body. Fairly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Malty oak aroma. Cloudy dark amber color with a medium tan head. Moderately sweet beginning that gets stronger to the end. Sour oak flavor in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4667) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours hazy mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Toffee and oak aromas. Sharp with sweet caramel turning quickly to sour leaves in the lasting pit fruit finish.

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