bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged approximately 8 months in bottle. Black pour with brown hues, a few fluffy inches of brown head. Initial nose of floral hops, sweet maple syrup, fragrant woodsy oak similar to walking into a wood shop, vanilla, and blended bourbon. Carbonation a bit high for the style and age, thinner mouthfeel, clean finish that dries your teeth. Bourbon and maple flavor very well mixed with roasted coffee and chocolate malts typical of a porter. Detecetable oak and vanilla as well, bitter flavor toward finish. not too overbearing BBA offering, well done and dare I say light.
alliance100 (641) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Atwater in the Park - pours a dark brown with no head . Big bourbon aroma . Taste is sweet bourbon upfront with a hint of mild roast coffee . Not bad .
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Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sold on the Bourbon Barrel Aged label, but this beer didnít live up to the hype usually associated with Bourbon Barreled stouts.
Syndicate (86) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Nose is sweet chocolate and gentle bourbon notes. Tastes of oak, vanilla and sweet cocoa.
nuplastikk (4342) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown-black with burgundy corners. Respectable beige head. Sweet and sugary, the barrel just adds to that, mixing in some vanilla and mild oak. A pretty decent brew, but quite sweet. Wouldnít really have any desire to drink two of these in a row. Drinkable, no off tones, but the last thing a Baltic Porter needs is more sweetness. OK, maybe.
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is heavy caramel, chocolate, roastiness, and a light hint of burnt rubber. I donít really get any hint of wood or bourbon at all. The flavor does show a very light amount of woodiness, but thereís still not really any bourbon flavor. i might have guessed that this was aged very briefly in a charred oak barrel, but never that it was a bourbon barrel. Rather sweet with lots of caramel and some chocolate malts, light roast and just a hint of vanilla on the back end. Medium bodied with gentle soft carbonation. Iím all for subtlety, but I usually expect a little more barrel character than this guy offers.
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a healthy light brown head with lingers quite a while. Aroma is booze, chocolate, vanilla.....taste is very sweet chocolate, alcohol shows up early, vanilla, slight coffee, then disappears in a hurry. All the flavor in the front but disappears so quickly....this could stand some mouthfeel as itís a bit thin.
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small creamy, tan head that just sits and barely moves. Aroma is ultra sweet chocolate milk, vanilla, caramel, and a little cereal-like fruitiness. Tastes like cereal milk mostly. No bourbon at all. Tastes more like is was aged with vanilla beans. A little thin in the body. Not bad but a little boring and watery. That statement pretty much sums up all Atwater beers though.
Chad484 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with tan head which dissipates quickly. Aromas of chocolate which is the primary flavor of the beer. Faint bourbon taste with no noticeable finish.
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JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong malty aroma, dark brown full bodied with tan lingering head. Alcohol twang evident as well as an underlying bourbon flavor in this Baltic Porter. Moderate bitterness rounds out this beer.