peteinSD (1180) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Black pour with a slick of tan foam and heavy lacing. Aroma is light bourbon and oak (more so than the bourbon), roast, chocolate, and slight bitterness. Taste is light bourbon up front with some alcohol spice, roasted chocolate and malt, and spicy oak through the finish. Light, mostly clean mouthfeel although the barrel character lingers. Nice barrel aged treatment if a low ABV beer but by way of comparison markedly less impact in both aroma and taste as compared to BA Nut Brown from Ale Smith.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a medium brown color with a beiege head. Aroma was chocolate, tequila, light roast and some earthy notes. Flavor was earthy and liquor like, some vegetal and stale coffee, but velvety smoooth at the same time. Interesting.
bytemesis (2167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa powder, and dark roasted malt with a light coffee note. Flavor is the same, quite smooth with light sweetness and no real bitterness other than a very light coffee aftertaste. Medium body and a warming finish that was a bit surprising for the relatively low ABV.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon finish.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewery. Thanks Drew! Sweet, fruity, smoky, boozy nose. Flavors of chocolate, licorice, booze, dark fruits. Sweet w/ slight spice. Super creamy & vanilla notes. Very easy to drink. A real treat!
jredmond (4596) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at ballast point with Linh. Pours a deep brown boy with spotty off white lacing. Aroma is extremely muted chocolate malts. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with notes of chocolate malts, Spice, light vanilla, roast and coffee.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, subtle barrel character of oak, vanilla and bourbon, some coffee and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose with subtle barrel notes of oak, vanilla and bourbon, some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The body is medium with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty BA Porter, but not the biggest amount of barrel character is present.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TND: Aroma of Bourbon, vanilla, malt, alcohol, lactose, a hint of funk, and some roasting. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of Bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body. Slick, creamy, texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, vanilla, Bourbon, oak, finish is slightly dry.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at brewery. Pours nice brown-black, little foam. Aroma is thick of toasty dark malt and bourbony sweet barrel. Taste matches and makes me smile. Only quibble would be that the flavor and body are all front loaded. Back end is very light and almost thin. Still, a very nice beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
via dakine 11/25/11.
typical porter color with a tannish off white head.
big sour whiskey aroma... along with choco, wood, roast and lactose.
the flavor is the same... mixed with ashiness, fruit and borderline sourness (not derived from the bourbon).
thin, tart....meh. 6/3/6/3/13