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Old 03-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #21
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Is the hops very pronounced? 70+ is WAY higher than I ever go, but I will give it a try if it is balanced. This was going to be next on my list. Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #22
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Is the hops very pronounced? 70+ is WAY higher than I ever go, but I will give it a try if it is balanced. This was going to be next on my list. Thanks!
I think it's pretty well balanced as far as hops and malts go. Most comments have been that it's heavy on bourbon and oak. I really like this level of bourbon, but next time I may consider cutting back slightly on the oak. But maybe not too.

But don't be turned off by the hops, the 10%+ alcohol and bourbon is enough to keep them in check. Plus, Warrior is a rather clean bittering hop.

 
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #23
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Using Warrior is there any grapefruit coming through? I had the Warrior in a pale ale and was not a fan because grapefruit isn't my thing. I am guessing with a 60 minute boil after the addition not much comes through.

 
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:55 PM   #24
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Using Warrior is there any grapefruit coming through? I had the Warrior in a pale ale and was not a fan because grapefruit isn't my thing. I am guessing with a 60 minute boil after the addition not much comes through.
Warrior is a very clean bittering hop, which is why I used it. I don't taste any citrus in this beer at all.

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #25
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Does this beer rival Dragon's Milk or Backwoods Bastard? Those tend to be on the sweeter side with a distinct Bourbon flavor that I hope to find.

 
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:11 PM   #26
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Does this beer rival Dragon's Milk or Backwoods Bastard? Those tend to be on the sweeter side with a distinct Bourbon flavor that I hope to find.
I've never gotten around to trying Dragon's Milk, but I can say it is not really quite like Backwoods Bastard. The bourbon character may be similar, but the heavy amount of oak and roasted malts this beer has gives it a much woodier/roasted and somewhat dryer taste than the sweet Scotch ale that Backwoods Bastard is based on.

 
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:24 PM   #27
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Does this beer rival Dragon's Milk or Backwoods Bastard? Those tend to be on the sweeter side with a distinct Bourbon flavor that I hope to find.
I don't think that it would be a rival to Dragon's Milk but it is definitely good. A lot will depend on what bourbon/whiskey you decide to add. I actually used Ballantines Scotch and think mine turned out awesome. I did not soak the chips like most people do and just boiled them as directed then added 6 ounces to the secondary.

Last year I bought 5-6 bottles of Shipwreck Porter and this year if it finally comes back out I will probably just get 1 to compare. Been a while since I have had one but think what I produced is just as good. 2 cases for the price of a 6 pack has me feeling good about it even if it turns out Shipwreck is better than I remember.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #28
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brewed this last weekend. Excited to see how it turns out... wish I had an actual bourbon barrel

 
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:27 PM   #29
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brewed this last weekend. Excited to see how it turns out... wish I had an actual bourbon barrel
This was my first homebrew and I have to say, added 1.5 oz of Jim Bean before bottling and 2 months later it was a great stout. You won't be disappointed.

 
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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That looks good!

 
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