Brentv (658) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery’s Raccoon Lodge. Very dark with a slight head. Aroma of bourbon and dates and plums and dark fruits. Taste is the same, very sweet, tart, and rich. Full mouthfeel.
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - Vintage 2011 - Bourbon and oak notes. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolaty, minty, sour, vanilla and bourbon. This is a really cool drink, complex and fun. Must drink more.
Sledutah (7073) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House
Dark brown with a small beige and good lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Raccoon lodge.
Dark, dark pour, boozy, wood and vanilla covering over the sour base of cherry Flemish sour. In addition to a bourbon blast, the flavor brings a lot of the balsamic Duchess taste that I find off-putting in sours. Sweet. Plenty of spice, almost like cinnamon. Too hot. I’m not overwhelmed by this one.
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at Raccoon Lodge. The aroma is chocolate grapes, slight tartness, vanilla, very dessert like. The flavor is slightly acidic, chocolate, leather, grapes, hints of spice. The finish is dry and warming. Very tasty.
VastActiv (5749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours. Bourbon, berries, hints of alcohol and sweetness.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Sticker on the cap indicates "2010". Shared with local raters. Mostly hazy dark brown / red color. Thin khaki head. Couple loose dots of lace. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit aroma. Moderate sweet, and tart taste. Some chocolate aroma. Awesome, big bourbon barrel sour ale, very well-done. Hint of coffee, tannins. Awesome stuff. Alcohol very well-hidden.
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a cloudy dark amber with very little head. The aroma and flavor have a nice tart dark fruit, caramel, wood, vanilla, some spices, wood, very enjoyable. Smooth and the flavors work well together.
b3shine (8196) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with beige lacing. Smells solid; tart with notes of cherry, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and spices. Tastes like it smells with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Cascade Barrel House. Pours translucent dark brown with reddish tint and thin head. Aroma is thin roasty malt quickly overtaken by mild buttery sour flavors. Taste is similar: mild dark roasty malt, followed by mellow tart finish. Not bad, but the difficulty in finding this may have made my expectations unreasonably high. Ultimately I’m not sure a porter is all that well suited to souring.