Christpuncher (1788) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome barrel aged porter. Perfectly balanced so it is not too hoppy or malty. Very strong alcohol content but you don't taste it.
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bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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??
fidelis83 (2137) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
EtTuCthulhu (1329) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
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charule (1524) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle red wax. Poured black with thinning beige head. Aroma sweet malty vanilla burnt sugar. Light carb med bod. Burnt sugary oak charred taste.
GothGargoyle (1605) - 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 (135) - 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 (1199) - 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.