womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a bit more than a finger of khaki colored head.
S: Opens up with a fairly heavy roasted malt note. A nice oak aroma as well as a mild sweetness of vanilla. Definitely some whiskey and a bit of dark chocolate. Not as sweet as Iíd expect for a milk porter/stout.
T: Like the nose, a pretty heavy dose of roasted malt. Some whiskey flavor as well as oak and vanilla. Again, only a moderate sweetness, maybe some toffee. Itís actually somewhat dry.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
O: Strangely, I would have actually liked a little more sweetness to this. But, it was enjoyable.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to DS for this CC ale very dark porter opaque black pour tan head some retention of note only mild carbonation forward note of whiskey that highland touch some liquorice caramel rich maltiness and dark fruit with flavours vanilla the dark fruit strong maltiness whiskey influence sweetness is close to perfection in balance mildbitter the finish smooth vanilla highland whiskey influence not overdone light dryness bitter aftertaste dark fruit pleasurable beer on the palate
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
big thanks to the friendliest officer of tampa that I know for sending me this gem. poured near black with a tan head and some spotted lacing. aroma was fudge, chocolate, raisin, and whiskey. flavor was fudge, chocolate, whiskey, oak, raisin, and alcohol. body was was heavy with a soft carbonation. absolutely stunning!!
TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick and foamy tan head. Nose is mocha, wet wood and whiskey with deeper notes of licorice, burnt peanut and something funky. Medium body with a buzz and airy alcohol. Taste is potent bitter chocolate, coffee grounds and a lot of whiskey. Seems to have lost its milkiness to the barrel.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL pours mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up lots of vanilla, wood, booze, a bit of earthiness and dark roasted malts. The taste is rich with loads of roasted malts, dark roasted malts, some earthiness and rich sweet tasty vanilla. Midway and into the finish the smooth sweet booziness comes to the surface with lingering swirls of vanilla goodness.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle that Dak hooked me up with. Thanks my man!). Pours pitch black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma has a beautiful whiskey note-the best Stranahan BA aroma that Iíve smelled yet-along with big vanilla, almost burnt caramel. Taste is sweet with some roast. Full bodied with a sticky/slick texture. Finish is super smooth with some alcohol warmth and a beautiful mix of vanilla, caramel and bourbon flavors. A memorable beer for sure!
hombrepalo (1623) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big Bottle picked up from the brewery. Great rich malty aroma, chocolate and licorice, molasses and coffee, oak and vanilla. Light winy acidity and a bit of carbonic gaseousness and mild hop notes. Dark black opaque with thin cocoa-brown lacing head. Medium heavy body, just shy of oily, with alcoholic warming and medium carbonation. Starts sweet with soy sauce and mild acidity. Molasses, chocolate, vanilla and oak, licorice and lots of sweetness. Not cloying, and actually finishes quite tart and bright. A very nice porter, fairly complex with nice taste profile. Smooth sweet after.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BottleÖ This beer rocks!Ö Pours dark brown with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma is a mťlange of coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, toasted nuts and big-time Stranahanís whiskey. Medium to full-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor mirrors the bouquet in that it is a luscious marriage of caramel, coconut and milk chocolate with a splash of whiskey. Warming, chocolaty, nutty, Stranahanís finish. World class treatment of a solid milk porter!
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Bottle split with pat and vin. Pours a deep brown body with nice lacing. Other notes to be added...Whiskey. Light wood.
mixmasterob (830) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thank to burg. Dark brown, just about black pour with a decent brown head, faded in quick fashion to a collar around the glass. Aroma was big sweet bourbon up front, melted candy bar, vanilla and a light roast. Reminded me a bit of Older Viscosity in the nose. Flavors were big big big. Bourbon, lots of milk sugar, cocoa powder, hint of roast, sweet finish. Mouthfeel was a bit creamy, carbonation light. Almost like a more drinkable Older Viscosity. Not nearly as sweet and viscous. Quite boozy and hot in the finish. Damn good but definitely a bottle to be shared.