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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1242) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (240) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1428) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1538) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (90) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (292) - - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1182) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (454) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark brown..Nose is chocolate, vanilla, graham. .Tatse is soft roast, fudge, chcolate, soft cocoa..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2666) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
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.


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