Bourbon Barrel Porter 1 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit
This black beauty is quite possibly perfection in a pint. It combines the elements of beer, bourbon, and oak to create an amazing array of compelling flavors. The smokiness of the toasted American oak cubes mingle with the dark flavors of the porter, while the sweet grainy and vanilla flavors of the bourbon reinforce the oak to tie everything together.
We recommend just a wee dram of fine aged bourbon to complement and enhance the flavors of oak and porter. The hardest part about making this beer as a small batch? It a small batch. The solution: make 2 batches today and stash one away because it'll just get better with age.
|Total Time to Make||2 months|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Was the first time that I brewed this recipe- beer was smooth and enjoyed- prompted me to get a used 5 gal bourbon barrel so that I can brew and age a larger batch.
This recipe turned out well. I'm still aging several of the bottles at this point, but the few I've tried have turned out well and those that have tried it have enjoyed it.
this beer had me worried. I love barrel aged beer and I was afraid I would be disappointed. I was happily surprised. Adding the bourbon and the wood chips gave a nice flavor.
This is a quality recipe. Even my beer snob friend rated it high. Only beef are the carbonation drops. My recommendation is to throw them straight into the trash and use simple table sugar. I made four kits with them and four “build my own” recipes without. The bottles with table sugar carbed up nicely. The drops did not. They simply don’t work and I’ve seen that in other reviews. But the recipes themself are great! Buy this one.
I’ve brewed this a few times. The first time I used bourbon as directed, and I didn’t like the flavor, but then I’m not a bourbon drinker and I used a cheap mini bottle (airplane size). After that I just soaked the wood cubes in water rather than bourbon, and the flavor was better. This latest time I used apple brandy instead of bourbon, and I like that even better. So, you might consider substituting brandy or another liquor in this recipe, and see how it turns out.