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AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Limited to 2009 bottles. A porter, to which rapadou (Carribean unrefined cane sugar from Haiti) was added (but not caramelized rapadou as in the Rapadou Porter) and aged for two months in Virginia Gentleman bourbon barrels. It is a complex porter, to which the flavors of vanilla and a little bourbon have been added as a result of the aging process.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours dark brown color with a thin tan head. Big chocolate fudge aroma with a bourbon hint. Chocolate, licorice, sweetness, with bourbon notes. A sweet dessert beer or around the campfire. Good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to my parents. Poured black with thin beige head. Aroma light roast vanilla charred oak. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet dark roast choc.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2015
Dark brown color. Big chocolate fudge nose with modest bourbon. The mouth is super chocolately, fairly sweet with bourbon notes. Very much like a dessert beer. Big sweet chocolate fudge and slightly bourbon finish. A bit too much, but good sharing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9882) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla aromas and Flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1224) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is bourbon the taste is bourbon and licorice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Prevalent bourbon oversees this Porter’s caramel and roasted malts for a nearly linear experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkest brown.
-Bourbon is too intense in the nose and flavor profile for my tastes. The Porter feels overwhelmed.
-The mouthfeel is silky and rich.
-Alcohol is warming throughout.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
65cl, as AleWerks Bourbon Barrel Porter, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex sweet Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
From notes, 8/7/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottled 7/5/2013. Black with half a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, oak,bourbon, coconut and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (152) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
22 oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Great bourbon nose. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, and booze. Good, but a little too boozy. I would definitely let it warm to room temperature to bring out the flavors.


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