Powell Street Brewing Co. – Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter

Powell Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Review


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Powell Street Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Porter
  • Pros:

    Big on whiskey flavours while remaining a rather light beer given the intensity

  • Cons:

    A bit one dimensional on the Whiskey flavours

  • Conclusion:

    A big flavoured, barrel aged beer that is a bit lighter on the alcohol than many comparable brews.

Powell Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter ReviewPowell Street Brewing Co. – Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter Review

The Powell Street brought in some Bourbon barrels for this brew where they brewed a classic porter and aged it for six months in some fresh Whiskey-Oak. The infusion of flavour that resulted is something rather interesting. Pouring this beer from the bomber bottle it appears a rich and dark brown colour and is topped with a thin fingers of dissipating head. Smelling the beer there is not much in the way of Porter aromas  that come through except for some light chocolate tones as the bourbon-oak tones are big and in your face. The Whiskey has take over the nose of this beer in a rather intense way giving notes of dark cherry, vanilla and oak on the nose. Tasting the beer it is smooth on the tongue and big with whiskey flavour off the bad. Compared to beers that have a similar infusion the body is rather light though as the beer is only 6.0% alcohol. With the lighter body, vanilla, oak, bourbon and cherry notes are big up front but settle down quicker than you may expect. As the flavours subside a chocolate and toasted malt flavour emerges along side a lingering whiskey finish. For being very big and intense this beer settles into being a fairly balanced beer. The flavour is big, but the kick is lighter than you may expect which makes this a surprisingly drinkable, big flavoured brew.

Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 650ml

Powell Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Review

Powell Street Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter Review

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