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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

UnionBeerCzar's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12 oz. bottle to CBS snifter. Fairly opaque brown as I watch it slide out of the bottle yet it settles much darker with a smidgen of the aforementioned opaqueness creeping on the perimeter, yes folks this was once a porter. I had a few of these fresh out of the gate and thought they were hot and overly bourbon-ey (I did not rate at the time). Quarter inch off-brown head that dissipates quickly but never entirely disappears, smells of vanilla bean, whiskey, wood, and mocha. Taste is sweet and bourbon, medium mouthfeel, low carbonation, finish is long coffee. This is much better than the younger ones I have drank, I can see this possibly even getting better, however very nice right now. The heat has really dropped off, the bourbon is still in the forefront yet it seems like its on a journey to integrate with its friends. This is a nice winter sipper look forward to re-rating this a few winters from now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
A - Black/Brown tan head, some lace S - Oak woody, Bourbon nose T - Bold, spiced, some hop but big malty, alcohol notes. Complex. M - warming boozy finish O - This Porter aged well. It has some bite in the alcohol, and some spic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4341) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
Dark brown color. Off white head. Slightly sour nose with lots of bourbon and some chocolate malt. Fairly nice sweet mouth with decent alcohol burn and bourbon. Decent but fairly straight forward. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (1459) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
A very good bourbon barreled porter. Almost more milk stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla and a hint of strawberry shortcake. Taste is similar, very milky and smooth. Bourbon and vanilla are well balanced, with more strawberry shortcake and a bit of coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (490) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is dark fruit and booze. Appearance is a very dark brown with a tan head and some lacing. Taste is very dry and dark with a hint towards dates, bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Palate is dark. Overall, a very interesting beer that I would like to try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Intoxicating aroma of bourbon, malt, coffee, chocolate and mud. Taste is far more dark coffee than chocolate. Bitter? Meh not so much. Just dark and boozy. Fun shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Willrunforbeer struggling to remove the wax off the top of the 12 oz. Bottle, why are brewers still waxing bottles? It does nothing to keep out air *sigh* anyhow, is straight up Rye whiskey, no hiding that. Nothing but whiskey. The flavor has a weaker note of whiskey then the aroma was leading me to believe. Roast, chocolate and integrated barrel. Body is what you find for Porter, a tad thin. But the flavor is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12oz bottle covered with lots of annoying red wax. Pours coca cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla. Flavor has the same, with a bit of oak in the finish. Good flavor, but a touch thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. The aroma is mostly chocolate with a touch of vanilla. The taste has a medium roasted malt, a bit of vanilla, a touch of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Had at home before move in Boca. Snifter pour is deep brown and thick with mocha head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, graham cracker, spices, and dark chocolate. Taste is graham cracker, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, and barrel. Slight boozy. Full body and moderate carb. Really tasty.

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