fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark brown color. It has a sweet roasted caramel, and vanilla aroma. It had a nice complex flavor. It starts out with creamy, malty, flavor with caramel, and vanilla. It has that rich oak flavor of a good bourbon. It has a smooth clean finish on your palate. Really a nice beer.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light cola colour, thin beige head. Chocolate and roasted nut aroma. Tangy coffee, a bit thin. Itís actually not bad - Iím just not sure itís a Porter.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a massive tan head and a smoky dark fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour fruity dark malt flavor with a dry smoky finish. There is a hint of bourbon, but I think the sourness may be a mistake. Nevertheless, it is worth trying.
bhensonb (9873) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is primarily chocolate, but thereís a touch of booze. Med body. Ale is just a bit towards sour. Thereís a chocolate base, certainly some heat, and with time some bourbon and oak. Iím thinking some beastie got into the barrel and did the nasty. More lactic than brett - but something related. Probably the best thing that could have happened to the beer. Finishing nicely towards sour. Hope others get lucky! Enjoying this.
jbruner (1738) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of smoky sour soy, sweet vanilla and bourbon in the middle, with a chocolate ending. Taste follows with a nice bba flavor, chocolate, wood, and vanilla, no real smokiness though. Thin on the mouth and bubbly, but to be expected for the style. I actually really like this.
crossovert (5716) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thin, infected, slightly bourbonny, a mess of a beer that is completely over priced.
nick76 (4128) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is boozy with bourbon, wood, malt, and a touch of earth. The appearance is red brown with a tan head. The taste is sour so it destroys the aroma elements. The palate is typical. Overall a bust.
Palidor19 (2849) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was looking forward to this beer because of the smokiness, however it has a finite tartness that makes this not what I thought. It has a decent malt and hop balance with a touch of smoke
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drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4/8/13. 750mL bottle from an ABC in Tallahassee, I believe. Deep brown pour, cola, with a small tan head that doesnít last. Light smoke and caramel with forward boozy bourbon in the aroma. Sweet caramel and raisin flavor with touches of smoke, bourbon, apples, etc. Eh.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy off white head. Chocolate, raisin, dark fruit, and sour bourbon aroma and taste with caramel, oak and whiskey flavors to the finish and an oily medium bodied palate.