UnionBeerCzar (81) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mstrcrwly (591) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mallons72 (180) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon, malt, look, start all there......finish is not. Seems out of balance with finish. Heavy Hershey chocolate at the end. So close.
katrinaez (410) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Ed5388 (2480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured 12oz bottle. Great bourbon aroma. Pitch black with ok head. Solid bourbon porter!
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BrewBoxer (2398) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Nice boozy interesting beer with a stout flavor of smoke and java. Good
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Christpuncher (1773) - 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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