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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.
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