AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
DiarmaidBHK (5919) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Sampler at Rustico Alexandria. Pours black with a khaki head. Nice bourbon and roasted malt on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Tasty.

3.6
cobaink2 (800) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Pouring into snifter with little to no head. Dark chocolate with cherries. Nice balance of alcohol. Would drink this again. Great beer.

4
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Nice all around. Dark dark pour, dark tan head. Aroma of the barrel, vanilla, caramel, light roast. Flavor is boozy but not overly so. Very nice sipper.

3.9
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2016
A very good bourbon barreled Porter. Pours a deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, ice cream and nuts. Taste is super thick, with lots of vanilla ice cream, bourbon, and some port in the finish. Had in the bottle.

4
oRos (1674) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from tavour. Pours black with not much head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is roasted malts with vanila oak and a bourbon finish.

4
marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours near black with a short tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied sweet dark molasses flavor with a vanilla and bourbon finish. Yes, lots of bourbon.

3.8
drsordr (2868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark cola brown with thin tan head. Nose light Bourbon, dark fruit, light vanilla, cherry. Taste sweeter red fruit, cherry, light barrel, light vanilla late. Sweeter character. Light roasted in the finish.

4.3
halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, sugar, caramelized sugar, vanilla, some booziness, and smoke. Medium palate. Flavor is of malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some toastiness. Leaves a chocolate bourbon malt finish.

3.9
jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle share. Dark brown pour with a modest beige cap. Aroma is rich with bourbon barrel notes, sweet vanilla and fudge. A bit boozy. Big flavors of sweet vanilla and chocolate accented heavily by the barrel treatment. Lightly bittersweet, but mostly sweet. Definitely feels like a big boozy desert beer.

4.2
stevoj (5586) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2016
22oz bottle from share on 6/11/16. Dark brown, muddy pour capped off with a small beige, tight head. Barrel aging takes center stage in aroma and taste.Bourbon really brings out the smoky, chocolaty nature of the porter. Really knocked my socks off.


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