Monday, August 20, 2018
The Barrel Aged Shipwrecked Porter from Michigan based Arcadia Ales is a 12% ABV 50 IBU Baltic-Style Porter that is aged 12 months in 10-year old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels. I found this one to be somewhat enjoyable, although while full-bodied, I did find it thinner than I expected. For me, there was a good amount of dark fruit play and the booziness was not escapable. The sweetness of the malts did balance well versus the bitterness, and overall it was a smooth beer. The licorice tone was probably one of the more dominating features for me, and I would have thought there would have been a little more oakiness in the taste although you do get it some on the nose. Decent enough and definitely worth a try if you are a dark beer fan, check out the video to see and hear more of my thoughts on this one. In addition, if you have had it, then let me know what you thought of it by dropping a comment below. Cheers!
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