Shipwreck Porter - Arcadia Brewing Company

Shipwreck Porter

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Overall: 9.09/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 1.65%

Trend: 9.09/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Baltic Porter

ABV: 12.00%

Season: January through March

Have Another: 100%

370 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 8.94/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 1.65% Color: Deep Brown
  • A: Deep, deep brown and normal head.

    S: Light roast, molasses, toffee, and some bourbon. Pretty enticing

    T: Real nice. Real interesting and complex taste upfront. Initial taste has a ton of notes all played at once. I get a quick mix of dark cherry, richly toasted malt, and soft, vanilla bourbon. Very well carbonated. The 12% abv present but accentuates but doesnt overhelm.

    D: Balance and complexity mixed with rich and inviting flavors. A total surprise in how well crafted this brew is. Obviously not a session brew, but would make an excellent dessert finish to any food pairing. And not too heavy for year round long as long as taken in measured dosages. Really good.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 23:45:41
  • Tasted: Thursday, June 24, 2010
  • $11.29 for 22 oz. bottle
1,467 beers rated with a 7.84 average
  • 9.24/10 have another
  • A: 10.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 1.65% Color: Black
  • Poured as black as night. A inch of light brown, frothy foam that had limited retention leaving a thin coating on top of the liquid. Retention is sticky and thin but leaves a nice sheet of foam around the glass.

    Aroma is brown sugar with a pleasant bourbon and vanilla bringing up the rear quickly. Dark roasted malt finds it way too.

    Taste has plenty of bourbon goodness with a burn going down and, way down. Brown sugar adds a nice swell of balance to the beer. Dark fruits (prunes) have their beginnings while the roasted malt is a small player. Vanilla finish is good stuff.

    A big, thick body with a solid carbonation. Creamy and dry with some heat packing a bit of a punch.

    Wow, my socks were knocked off. I wasn't too happy when I co-worker brought this back from a recent MI trip. I have to apologize: this beer is really well done. Now I am hoping he goes back so a second can sit in the cellar. A quality beer that is a must for anyone that is a connoisseur of bourbon beers. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 23:44:22
  • Tasted: Thursday, June 24, 2010
  • $11.29 for 22 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $11.29, 2 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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