GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Mr_Abner (264) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Salmoniform (1255) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Julie says very booze. It. May be too boozy needs more malt or body. It was expensive drinkable she gives a 3.0
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Errl (2328) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown..Nose is chocolate, vanilla, graham. .Tatse is soft roast, fudge, chcolate, soft cocoa..
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz red waxed bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 9/16/13. Picked some up during RBSG 2014 at TWCP in Clayton, MO. Black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, warm booze, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of big bourbon, dark fruit, oak. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Low carbonation. So much bourbon/barrel and not enough supporting flavors to balance it out for me. A sipper for sure.
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"2012 me thinks. Like the stout, too expensive and too thin, though this one was a little more extreme. 12% abv comes through a little too much when the body isnít big. Still has the graham cracker barrel character, with some nice chocolate and vanilla notes, so itís tasty enough...but the beer canít stand up to the barrel."
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 6/16/14. Pours a dark clear chestnut color with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong bourbon, chocolate, raisin, wood, mild hops. The taste is bitter roast, chocolate, raisin, bourbon. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with w thin tan head. The nose is bourbon, vanilla, and roast. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, wood, and roasty chocolate. Semi-creamy body. Nice.