two7offsuit (245) - 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.
Underdogs88 (150) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Licorice, sweet, oak aroma. Appearance is a reddish, dark brown with a tan head with poor retention. Flavor is a sweet chocolate with low hops. The char of the barrel is present on the end. Roast flavor is smooth. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's an ok beer. Lacks malt complexity though.
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katrinaez (127) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lacking in the bourbon flavor. A little too Light ConSidering the beer is slightly needing more flavor of its own. Would like to try it in the bottle ad we had on tap.
AirForceHops (3531) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle thanks going to fishmich on this one. Pitch black, thin lasting tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some light vanilla.
The flavor is a decent Porter base but not much in the way of bourbon or oak. Deep chocolate notes, light traces of earthy malts, prunes, various dark fruits light caramel. Thinner body, with a chocolate sweet finish.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2014. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, toast, dark bread, licorice, smoke, light vanilla, herbal, and roast/oak earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, oak, bourbon, licorice, smoke, light vanilla, herbal, and roast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, oak, bourbon, licorice, smoke, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and solid complexity of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly bready/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid barrel aged Baltic porter style. All around good robustness and solid complexity of dark/roasted malts, bourbon barrel, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
tectactoe (2348) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: Deep brown body, black in the glass with a fine-bubbled, tan foam that slowly sifts on top. Aroma with lots of red apple & cherry... Lots of fruit, almost tart. Some roast, underneath... But I mostly get red apple. Flavor has a strange bourbon flavor that isn’t integrated well... Just like taking a weak shot of watered down bourbon with notes of apple & astringent tannins on the side. A hint of chocolate malt in the finish is the only saving grace. This is likely an "off" bottle but there’s no doubt that this beer would suck anyway. All Atwater bottles are fucking "off" bottles. Thanks, Obama.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better atwaters I’ve had in a while. Poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of barrel, and medium roast. Flavor was mainly barrel, some grape and caramel character too.
bwa5879 (710) - 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 (817) - 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 (390) - 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 didn’t live up to the hype usually associated with Bourbon Barreled stouts.
Syndicate (92) - 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.