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 (1848) - 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.
two7offsuit (199) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with little to no head. Grainy aroma and flavor. Not much in the way of bourbon flavor. Not great.
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark brown, looking mahogany thru direct light, and a frothy tan head. Nose is cacao, munich malt, hops. Tastes choc and munich malty, somewhat sweet and lactosy, with finishing notes of cacao and ovaltine.
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12/23/13. $3.29 bottle from CBO.
I drank this after drinking a bourbon county coffee which is unfair to this beer.
I can say this was my first disappoint in a bourbon barrel beer. I taste & smell no bourbon characteristics.
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Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Near black with a tan head. Sweet bourbon, milk chocolate and strong booze aromas. Oddly boozy with not much flavor. Another miss from atwater for me.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, some wood, and a trace of vanilla. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and a trace of bourbon. Bourbon/barrel aging on the softer side.
koleminer20 (629) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraser’s Pub in Ann Arbor. The pour is dark, but not thick at all. It’s pretty translucent, and not a good start. The aroma is heavy in chocolate and fruity notes There are a plethora of fruit notes that come through, but I think the dominant one would be raisins. The flavor is a little similar. This wasn’t ’blow-you-away’ on any front, but it was pretty solid. Some coffee, caramel, and a little chocolate coming through. Not bad, but definitely not what I was expecting
SSSteve (3787) - - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. burnt grain, toast, nuts and a hint of vanilla in the aroma. the beer pours black with a large, foamy, tan head. bready notes dominate flavor with a mild bourbon note that adds some vanilla sweetness. the right amount of bourbon. velvety palate. there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. its great!
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. deep brown with small head. bourbon and coffee, some chocolate and plenty of booze. the opposite of smooth. not crazy about this one.