Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Eric for this one. Pours dark brown with a slightly lighter brown head. Smells initially of whiskey that gives way to roasted malt, chocolate, some spicy hints, some nutty undertones. Tastes big and roasty with the oak character up front and a nice full bodied slick finish. Very enjoyable.
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of booze. Taste is booze and oak with faint roasted malt and chocolate. No pecan noted. The barrel pretty much wiped out almost all traces of the original brew, which I easily prefer over this. Disappointing.
darbeer75 (350) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: definitely more oak than whiskey; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that dissipates slowly; Taste: bitter and oaky, without much subtley; Palate: heavy body with short finish; Overall: not nearly as smooth and flavorful as expected.
stevoj (3716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bangers. Dull pour and mild aroma, but wait for it....huge taste and lingering warmth. Nutty, sweet, woody. All comes together quite nicely. Drinkable, but sip slowly, and savor....
Marheb (4490) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(En fût au Whip In): Pas de retenu sur vanille dans celle-là. L’aspect mix nuts navigue très bien dans la marre chocolatée. Superbe.
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is dark a with a tan rootbeer top head. Aroma is toffe, whiskey, sugar, licorice, brown sugar, pecan. Sweet syrupy goodness. I need more.
fiveacestx (918) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - Dark coffee color with a tan head. The aroma of bourbon is definitely there. An aroma and taste of pecans and coffee and also a taste of vanilla and wood. Medium body. Boozy.
Cnesta (40) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Poured great with creamy head that did not persist long. Black in color no apparent haze. Aroma mostly of chocolate flavor was also mostly chocolate with a hint of vanilla bourbon. As it warmed more of a coffee flavor was aroused.
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vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a inky black with a little beige foam. Nose was very reminiscent of pecan pie. Taste is brown sugar, nuts, bourbon, vanilla and a little alcohol bite. Very sweet , definitely a sipper otherwise it could be cloying. As a fan of regular 512 Pecan Porter I can say i definitely was not let down.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is vanilla, nuts, whiskey, rather pleasant. Flavors follow but the lingering whiskey flavor is a bit tacky and overwhelming. It’s still a good beer on the aroma alone but I wish the whiskey was less aggressive.
hayduke (4484) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the GABF 2015. Poured a dark brown color with tan head. Nose is whiskey and chocolate malts. Medium in body. So sign of the alcohol. The flavor is good balance of whiskey barrel and chocolate plus pecans. The whiskey adds a lot to the finish. Really good