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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
The Baltic-style porter has a robust malt character and a slight herbal hop bitterness. Aged for 12 months in 10 year old Kentucky bourbon oak barrels, this alluring dark liquid features appealing undertones of vanilla, oak, cocoa and coffee. This aging occurs in abandoned mines in Michigan, at a constant temperature of 45F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small tan head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, lots and lots of woodiness and tannic notes, vanilla and bourbon, as well as roasted malts and cocoa. Medium body, hot. A bit too woody for my taste - maybe less time in barrels next time??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Dark brown pour with a one finger, soapy to creamy tan head. Aroma is boozy bourbon, vanilla, sharp doughy yeast, dark caramel, overripe citrus, a hint of green wood and roast. Flavor is caramel, raw active yeast, doughy yeast, toast, alcohol, light roast, pine, under ripe tree fruit, toast, vanilla, ripe apple, alcohol and light buttery toffee. Medium to heavy body, creamy to oily entry, oily to slick middle, sharp, medium carbonation, slick, goopy, creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1384) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2015
This beer pours a very, very dark brown with a very small light tan head. The aroma blends molasses, bourbon, dark chocolate, caramel malts, roasted malts, and a hint of oak; the taste fuses a mild sweetness, slight bitterness, mild booziness, and a mild umami with the flavor of the oak barrels coming through quite strongly. The aftertaste has a boozy flavor mixed with some light malt bitterness, and the rest of the palate fuses an oily texture, flat carbonation, and a medium-full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (337) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours out a flat black color with a dense light tan head of foam. Aroma has a tart cherry smell up front. I am also getting vanilla, some oak and bourbon/booze. I could have used a more complex aroma, the cherry smell dominates everything. Flavor was disappointing. Some of the cherry from the scent, a weird stainless steel flavor, feint traces of oak and bourbon with a slightly Peppery finish. Palate is watery and thin. I honestly did not like this one. Overpriced and overrated beer from a so so brewery. Stay away from this if you have not tried it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle red wax. Poured black with thinning beige head. Aroma sweet malty vanilla burnt sugar. Light carb med bod. Burnt sugary oak charred taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Dark brown/black with a great light chocolate head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dates, fig. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is vanilla cake, bourbon, chocolate, prunes, brandy. Pretty darn tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (193) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle. Some bourbon in the aroma, but it becomes mostly alcohol (cheap vodka) as it warms. Not much of a full porter taste here. I donít get any big, yummy chocolate or malty tastes. Some alcohol, light sweetness; the porter taste is receding far in the background. Medium bodied and a bit thin, very lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Poured from bottle into Wine glass. Nice aroma of heavy bourbon, some chocolate. Flavor is a heavy bourbon start that fades into a blandish finish. Honestly, there is not much here besides the bourbon. Itís really hard to find a porter here. However, the mouthfeel is beautiful. Itís slick and viscous like wine. Reminds me of the 2010 abyss I had recently. Also, while itís easy to call this beer lacking in flavor, the fact thAt itís this smooth at 12% is damn impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1229) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, ethanol, toffee, caramel, raisins. Mouthfeel is a bit watery with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with an ethanol finish. Overall this beer is a bit thin and very hot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very booze. It. May be too boozy needs more malt or body. It was expensive drinkable she gives a 3.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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