If you enjoyed Snow Plow Porter, or Bourbon Barrel Old Ale, you'll love this kit!
Aged on Bourbon-soaked American oak, flavors of coffee, vanilla and caramel intensify into a blizzard of dark fruit, toasted oak and whiskey.
The jet-black body is blanketed in a dirty coffee-cream colored head that offers aromas of smoky, burnt biscuit and a touch of wood on the nose. Robust roasted malt character accumulates alongside caramel sweetness and hops for an intense yet refined flavor profile.
Wonderfully balanced, Bourbon Barrel Porter is smooth and full-bodied, cellaring well for an increasingly complex and satisfying brew.
|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
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This year, 2019, I decided to try my hand at making a fine porter with the Bourbon Barrel Porter extract kit. My plan was to have it ready for Christmas so my brew day was in September. I make a yeast starter for all of my brews but it is probably especially important for a heavy beer like this. I left the beer in the primary fermenter for about six weeks. Heavy beers take longer to ferment so you need to be patient if you want a good stout or porter. I tasted the beer and confirmed it was good and ready to go. So I soaked the full pack of oak cubes in 16 ounces of bourbon for two days before adding it into the secondary fermenter with the beer. After two weeks in the secondary fermenter, I bottled. I have been drinking this porter for the last four weeks and I have to say it is the best beer I have ever brewed. We got the flavors right. It took a long time but it was worth it.
I have had better but the cost was $8 for 10 oz. That was why I bought the kit and made my own.
A "fan" favorite the past two Christmas's.
Smooth, refreshing, and so very tasty. The guys at work are asking when I am going to make it again.
Iwell balanced and highly drinkable porter to enjoy on cold winter nights