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Aged in Bourbon barrels

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with a whole bunch of us. Drank right after the non BA version.

A - Pours deep dark brown with a small half finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light strings of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, dulled vanilla and chocolatey sweetness, light smokiness and only the faintest hint of bourbon. Right away I could tell this one wasn’t right, I even re-read the description to make sure I read it right the first time. It has a really wired fruitiness and very little bourbon notes.

T - Taste is just like the nose. It starts off with the dark roasted malt and light sweetness and then things take a turn for the worse. There is a weird mix of smoke and light fruitiness that clashes with all of the other flavors. On top of that the bourbon is almost non existent, which is really eye raising. Finish is rather harsh with a bit of booze burn, combined with the thin feel it doesn’t linger on the palate for very long.

M - Medium body with moderately low carbonation. The weird fruitiness combined with the thin, roasty feel is not helping things at all.

O - There was more than half the bottle left at the end of the night and nobody was rushing over to finish it. A bourbon barrel porter with no bourbon presence and a light fruitiness? I don’t want to say this bottle was infected but it definitely wasn’t right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (828) - - SEP 5, 2013
Black pour, tan head. Nose is huge bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, melded together exceptionally well. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Woody, vanila, dark fruits, some bourbon, and chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours black, nice 1 finger head cocoa colored, looks amber on the edges of the glass. not a velvety pour but then again, this is a porter. The two biggest things about the nose are cocoa and bourbon (vanilla, charred oak, coconut)I get some Tootsie roll aspects as well. Taste is nice. Great mouthfeel, lots of chocolate a touch of oak and there’s this big bourbon taste middle to finish. Really a well balanced porter. just perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4035) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
750 ml bottle Shared by Adam Jackson. Dark thick Olof with spotty off white head. The nose is a pleasant vanilla, oak and hints of chocolate roast. Aroma makes me want it as I enjoy sipping bourbon. The base flavor is true to the Baltic Porter style; chocolate, coffee, ash and a wisp of smoke. Hints of licorice. The bourbon barrel gives all the great nuances of vanilla oak and sweet caramel/ toffee like flavors. The body maybe thin if comparing to other big Baltic’s but not negative at all. Just a bit thinner then you may expect. Nice warmth from the ABV after the sip. I enjoyed an awful lot, very tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque pitch black color, small off - white head. Very nice aroma of roasted malts and bourbon barrel aging. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, bourbon, sweetness. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Conplex and heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11960) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, bourbon, vanilla, oak and toasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310813

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, fruits, coffee and hops. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (33723) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate malty and roasted. Bitter and toffee malty. Breadish and caramelish. Sweet and toasted malty, toffee and smooth caramelish. Bitter and toasted. Smooth malty and light caramelish. Lingering malty.

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