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Our Rust Belt Porter aged for 3.5 months in bourbon whiskey barrels from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Trade by StFun ]. Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, sweet chocolate, alcohol - sprit - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131011]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish with a little warming alcohol. 111013

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, bourbon and toasted malty. High carbonation. Chocolate and light liquorice. Bitter and chocolate. Overly carbonated, yet nicely liquorice and bourbon mixed brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/red with medium foamy beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, toasted, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is malt, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, medium sweet, oak, wood and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice frothy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops. A little too carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
bottle from stfun consumed at dak’s 1/19/11. right on porter color with a small tan head. it smells of oak, roast, ash, mellow bourbon, chocolate and caramel. after it warms a tart fruitiness shows up. the tartness carries over in to the flavor... seems to be mildly infected but it works. there are also notes of ashy charcoal, chocolate, roast and a little bit of tannins on the finish. tartness makes the medium body quite bright. carbonation is crisp. 7/3/7/3/14+

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Catching up on old notes. Dark brown with head. Dry woody aroma. Chocolate coffee dry woody vanilla with clean woody finish. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Tasted quite nice malty, toffee, vanilla. The aroma was woody. Very woody. It was a little too much like smelling the bookshelves. I not against barrel aging just this one took to much of the barrel with it and not enough of the bourbon with it. But it tasted nice. Serving: Bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Popped it open and it’s definitely a gusher...infected? We’ll see. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, light brown, gushing head that continues to grow until it slowly collapses and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is a possibly infected sour dark fruitiness mixed in with a decent barrel-aged porter. Some caramel, roast, vanilla-bourbon, chocolate, and wood. Flavor seems less infected and is actually quite enjoyable despite the light sourness. Lots of roast, vanilla-bourbon, and wood up front with a moderate caramel and chocolate. Sour dark fruits, some coffee, and more wood before this finishes very dry with a moderate, roasty, woody bitterness along with a good amount of vanilla-bourbon, coffee, and dry cocoa. Just a slight sour dark fruitiness in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and fairly high, lively carbonation. Overall, I initially thought this was infected, but it may be what they were going for. The sourness has more of a negative effect on the aroma than the flavor. The flavor is actually pretty solid with lots of dry roasts, vanilla-bourbon, and cocoa, but I can’t get past the thought that this is infected. Either way, infected or not, this was okay, but I’d like to try it without the attached sourness...if that’s possible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2011
12oz bottle from StFun . Pours murky brown with a 2 finger mocha head. The nose is light metallic, vanilla, roasted malt and milk chocolate. The taste is sweet bourbon, light wood, roasty malt, ashy cocoa and coffee in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty brew – thanks J!


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