fidemaster (282) - 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.
kaser (3693) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle. More like a sour than a porter. Very sweet and grapy fruity taste. This had to be bottled wrong. Tastes nothing like a porter or anything smoked.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/20/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweet oaky aromas with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Good balance, dark fruit, caramel and malty flavors with a bitter finish that goes well with the bourbon.
Jade (419) - 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 (7230) - 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 (12044) - 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 (2837) - Athens, Georgia, 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 (8682) - 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 (4302) - 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 (3040) - 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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