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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (81) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (591) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter..black as night with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,roasted nuts,bourbon..dry,malty,boozy..this one didn’t do it for me..just ok.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallons72 (180) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bourbon, malt, look, start all there......finish is not. Seems out of balance with finish. Heavy Hershey chocolate at the end. So close.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (410) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Deep vdark color and small head. Giggity. Bourbon is a perfect balance. Not bad at all. Porter is rich. Not thick but not light. Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Dan P. Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, caramel, and some roasted malts. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, boozy bourbon, dry oak, and earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Poured 12oz bottle. Great bourbon aroma. Pitch black with ok head. Solid bourbon porter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2398) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Nice boozy interesting beer with a stout flavor of smoke and java. Good

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Lacking body, licorice/sourish , caramel, malty, hides abv well, no head. Not a bad Porter but does nothing better than than its peers. Would not buy again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Dark reddish brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, bourbon, roasted malt. Taste is dark fruit, bourbon, little vanilla, oaky dryness, a little hot still. Very tasty. At over $7 a bottle, it is worth the price. So-so lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Rating 1500!! 12oz bottle from Secret Santa. Pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, graham cracker, dark fruits, and mild bourbon. Taste has a very dry oak and stinging bourbon alcohol presence, dark bitter bakers chocolate which becomes more rich on the finish with some light coffee. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Awesome barrel aged porter. Perfectly balanced so it is not too hoppy or malty. Very strong alcohol content but you don't taste it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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