Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoped for a little more out of this. Very plain but still nice and drinkable. The base beer is rather lacking in flavors even for a milk porter. The whiskey and barrel characteristics are nice and subtle which is welcomed because the base beer doesnt have the backbone to stand up to a strong barrel profile. Good nonetheless.
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750, great barrel aging flavors, sweet whiskey. The background beer doesnít have enough to balance it however. Still, Iím loving their approach to milk porter. Red robin. Yum.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle shared by mreusch. Pour is a black brown, opaque, with a one inch khaki head. As the head fades, light lacing is left behind. Aroma is big whiskey and wood right off, followed by a bit of soft vanilla sweetness, and not too much else. The whiskey is dominant, and not terribly refined. The taste is a touch of sweet sour milk, then just a blast of whiskey and wood. A bit of soy pokes its head out as well. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, coasts the mouth. Finishes with a ton of whiskey and alcohol heat. Not really my thing at all, and the sourness of the lactose grossed me out if Iím being honest. Thanks for sharing this Matt!
rbrazell (1309) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head that laces. Nose is strong on the whiskey barrel with chocolate milk, roasted malts and touch of smokiness. Flavor on the sweeter side with a good amount of milk chocolate, mild roast and whiskey/barrel spice in the finish. Very nice beer with great barrel character to it.
hamilton23 (579) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a bit of tan foamy head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts and rye from the whiskey. The barrel is pretty prevalent in this one. I did not get much of the lactose or sweetness that I would have expected.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with fleeting tan foam. Vanilla, whiskey, wood, chocolate, dark roast aromas. Light to medium bodied with average co2. Nice sweet vanilla, dry bitter chocolate flavors with sugared up black coffee, dark roast malt. Spicy boozy twang to finish--good
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wish I knew who brought this one...aggressive and tear-creating nose that was heavy on whisky, cocoa, and wood. Flavor much more mellow, although still assertive, showing molasses, vanilla, oak, Godiva chocolate, dark roasted Starbucks, and caramel. Mellowed as it warmed. Not nearly as sharp. Medium mouthfeel. Enjoyed it.
CLevar (375) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour to snifter. Dark brown with a nice mocha head. OK lacing, kinda chunky and sticky. Aroma is lots of boozy notes, tones of vanilla, Oak. Taste is more whiskey, lots of oak. Some chocolate, roasty malts. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty nice beer, but too much barrel.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Pour is dark reddish brown thanks to Caleb for the pour, aroma brings notes of vanilla, booze, some slight chocolate and toffee notes, hints of slight dark fruit in there. Taste is a bit better, with notes of vanilla, whiskey, some slight chocolate, but not a whole lot going on in there. Pretty basic, nice stranahans barrel character but a bit too much.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Black Friday tasting. Aroma-bourbony, but not boozy. Flavor is pretty nice-coffee, slight compost. Chocolate comes in late. A bit thin.