The only authority for all things beer…

Williamsburg Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter

Nothing beats a BB brew in front of a burning wood

9% ABV. 2011 Vintage (#5206). This is a porter from Williamsburg AleWerks in Virginia, 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. Pours black with thin receding tan head. Some bourbon, vanilla, coffee, oak, and marshmallows in the nose. Flavor has a rich malted base, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee bitterness yet some sweetness all around. There is that light bourbon heat throughout. Medium-heavy mouthfeel along with good carbonation. This was an excellent and complex porter from Virginia. I will definitely seek this out again.
theBeerAuthority: A-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on February 20, 2012 by in Beer.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 345 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 65,660 unique hits!

Follow me on Instagram!

There was an error retrieving images from Instagram. An attempt will be remade in a few minutes.

.. and Twitter too!

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Email theBeerAuthority!

%d bloggers like this: