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RATINGS: 269   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6933) - Helsinge, - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is loaded with sweet bourbon and sweet roasted malt. Ligher notes of chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is mainly sweet bourbon with notes of vanilla, oak and sweet ripe fruit. Light chocolate and sweet caramel. Quite boozy overall and not as thick mouthfeel as expected for the abv.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6509) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark brown cola with bubbly beige head that steadily dissipates into thinner lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast, and mild notes of bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but less decadent and more oaky. Mouthfeel is medium to medium-full bodied; a bit thin for 12%. Good, not great, and smells better than it tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1135) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle, thanks tim! Deep brown with tan head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, oak. Flavour is a very strong bourbon beer, fruit and vanilla are there but it’s quite boozy. Overall super nice though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (646) - 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 (182) - 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 (537) - 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 (2517) - 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 (2442) - 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 (73) - 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 (1778) - 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.


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