A Note on This Beer
It’s not a stretch to say that when it comes to barrel-aged dark beers, Michigan’s got it made. Fact Check #1: It’s home to Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS). Fact Check #2: They got Bell’s Barrel Aged Expedition Stout. Fact Check #3: They’ve also got the lusciously Kahlua and cherry cordial-likeArcadia Ales’ Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter.
Here’s a few more facts for ya:
- Aged 12 months in 10-year old Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
- 12% ABV!!!- It’s the #11 Baltic Porter in the World on BeerAdvocate
- Over 13,000 Untappd drinkers shower it with a 4.08 score’s worth of praise.
Wake up and smell the butterscotch as burnt sugar, vanilla brulee, and dark cocoa spin an aromatic tale of barrel-aged wonder. Sly cherry jam hints at a tart introduction to your tongue, interweaving marshmallow and 100-proof bourbon into sublime fruity notes. The finish is dry with a subtle wince of heat, like a whisky candy dream you’ll remember once you wake up.
Those travel commercials for “Pure Michigan” should really target beer fans and say “Home to Some of the Best Damn Barrel Aged Beers in America.” And that’s in no small part to the bourbon glory within each bottle of Shipwreck Porter. Time to get ‘wrecked!
4.08 on Untappd; 4.17 on BeerAdvocate