johnnnniee (2462) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in trade from MeadMe
Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that dissipates quickly to a ring on top. Smells of rich dark chocolate and brownie batter if you drizzled some bourbon and vanilla on it. Hints of brown sugar and caramel round out the nose nicely. The flavor is rich dark cake batter with hints of cherry and raspberry. Vanilla bourbon and oak flavor add a nice bit of complexity to the flavor. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, its a bit alcohol hot but it tastes so damn good I can put up with it. I wish I had a bottle to age.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carbonaed, dry, some booziness form the bourbon, not a great beer in my opnion.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to Greg. pours black with a nice diminishing tanned head leaving lacing. Arona is nice bourbon vanilla dill oaky roasted maltyslightly vinous raisins. Flavor is similar to aroma, very drinkable a bit acidy and nicely sweet bitter.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bourbon bourbon bourbon in the nose with hints of bourbon. Bourbon. Maybe some chocolate?
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich thick black color with a finger of deep mocha foam. The nose is sweet coconut cream, dark spicy chocolate, roasted almonds and a touch of bourbon soaked tootsie rolls. The palate follows the nose with a great creamy mouthfeel and sweet balanced flavors that continue to unfold as you sip the beer to completion and reach for a bottle of bourbon ! Tasty.
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from beechner shared at chopkofest. pours black with a tan head. nose of bourbon and smoke. taste follows with some wood and chocolate. body is big and punishing.
ICEatALAMO (1002) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma nice with bourbon. The taste is very nice.
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budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a cocoa colored head. Aroma is nice chocolate, wood, and coffee. Taste is cocoa, licorice, coffee, char, and barrel. Really well balanced beer. Similar to Black Xantus. Solid.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Dosbeerigos for sharing this. Nice bourbon chocolate flavor here. Not overly malty or hot, but a very nice mellow drinking bourbon beer.
daknole (9471) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big blackish pour with a dark chocolatey colored head. Wow this one delivers some superb barrel and chocolate notes, a very wispy hint of bitterness is hiding. I know porters tend to be on the thin side and the flavors of this sure made up for any lack of body.