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Arcadia Barrel-Aged Shipwreck Porter

BA Shipwreck Porter12% ABV. Imperial porter aged in 22 year-old bourbon barrels for almost two years from Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, MI. 22 year-old barrels for two years!? This I HAD to try thanks to a buddy who picked up a bottle for me on his way down from Michigan. Pours a brown-black color with a very fine head, though overall more carbonation than would be expected considering the extended barrel aging process. Rich aroma of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, cherry, dark, faintly roasted malt, tobacco, prune, charred wood and alcohol. Flavor profile is rather sweet throughout, with plenty of toffee and brown sugar, combined with dark, dusty chocolate, malt roast, more bourbon and vanilla, and finishing warm and moderately bitter, with a background of earth, cherry, and some detected booziness. Warming and hefty on the palate, smooth and coating, with a very full body, as anticipated. Overall, this was a solid porter considering I do not drink much of this style!
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This entry was posted on June 5, 2014 by in Beer, Beer reviews.

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