BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a quick tan head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, and wood. The flavor found whiskey and wood. Medium body and a whiskey aftertaste.
dmac (3168) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared by Scott. Poured a pitch black thinner to average density body under a soap bubble super light beige head. Aroma definitely has a constant note of butter throughout, whiskey, wet barrel, char, burnt malts underneath. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a long light roasty flavor. Flavor of light butter, especially in the middle, up front has some light whiskey and wet burnt malts, dark toast and a bit more butter. Get the butter out and this will be far better.
mike67 (603) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours dark brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, caramel malt, dark fruit and whisky. Body is medium and smooth. Caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, whisky and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Interesting tasty porter.
burg326 (2326) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle shared by gillard, poured a brownish amber color, aromas of roast, light whisky, some caramel, toffee, and light chocolate. Flavors follow suit, light whisky in the aftertaste, solid barrel aged beer.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Whiskey sweet with lighter roasted malts, and some sweet caramel malts as well. Good balance of the base beer and the barrel aging.
jgb9348 (3968) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep brown body with a thick, very fast dying two centimetre tall light brown head - nice. Super strong aroma of whiskey, deep alcohol, raisins, roasted malt, toffee, caramel and way more whiskey - that is really strong. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive roasted malt up front with a huge hit of whiskey, a bit of bourbon and a decent amount of vanilla - strong and nice. Aftertaste is quite potent with a little earthiness, a lot of roasted malt flavour, a decent amount of caramelised sugars and a ton more of the whiskey notes. Overall, a nice full flavoured beer without a ton of body and seemingly without the huge kick of alcohol. Nice to sample - not my favourite beer, but I was happy to try this and definitely worth trying to find. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$7.49 sampled back in upstate New York at home in New Paltz, New York on 08-September-2012.
Voodoo (173) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with the look of a cola. Oak, vanilla, a slight chocolate taste and a whiff of whiskey sort of gives an appearance of alcohol without standing out. I am not a porter fan, and I’d like to see a tad more mouthfeel which would be an upping of the grain bill or raising of the final gravity , but otherwise a nice clean, interesting beer.
justabeergeek (192) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer! The bold coffee and chocolate flavors that are to be expected in a porter mix well with the oak and smoke from the barrel aging. There are fine notes of vanilla, some roasted malt, and some mild whiskey flavor. If I’m going to Brown’s for dinner, I’ll order this if I’m getting something with some substance, like a steak or the pork chops (which they’ve taken off of the menu--boo). I was amazed when I found out that this beer is only 5.75% ABV. The experience of drinking this is similar to that of an Imperial, without the whole ’getting tanked’ part.
Gooney (374) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery - very dark brown, almost black. Smells like raw beef. Slight whiskey flavor. I guess I expected some oak, too, but no hint of that. OK beer, but one is enough for me.
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I got this from a friend in the US, this is the best porter i ever had ! (mayby until now ;-) Is a smoot drinker, full of flavore, hints (in the beginning) of the choffee, chocolate and then the whiskey barrel kicks in.
It’s there but not overpowering, this drinks amazing. Certainly of you now haw bold the flavor is. I just hoped that i could get this always, here in Belgium.