jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep brown body with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cream, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Nice bourbon, wood flavors because they aren’t overpowering. The malts are clean, but this porter was way too sweet for my taste.
DrSilverworm (4743) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewpub. Dark brown / black color, mostly clear. No head or lace. Very light warmth, light spice, some wood. Light toastiness, some dark chocolate. Bigger body. Good light chewiness. Lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Light dark fruit. Moderate bitter, mild sweet, very light alcohol bitein the finish. Solid barrel aged imperial porter.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with a small frothy tan head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt, vanilla and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.
AndyW68 (782) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad, but not for me. Might try again since I tasted this after a Founders KBS. That is really not fair. Dark brown with a red tint. Tries to be a stout. To sweet and musty. Not for me.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft. poured dark brown with cocoa colored head that disappeard quickly leaving a nice lacing on the glass. the aroma of roasted malts and chocolate were predominate. the flavor changed as it got warmed started out roasted malt and chocolate and then as it warm you got a touch a vanilla and some oak from the barrels. mild to medium body and a mild taste with little bitterness. quite smooth and delicious.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; cola with foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells and tastes bitter with some booziness. Thin on the finish. Okay, but I’m underwhelmed.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ CB. Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coconut and light roasted malt. Flavor is rich cocoa, a great oak/vanilla/coconut/bourbon barrel character and a light roasted bitterness. Fullish body with soft carbonation. This is a really nice porter, they extracted so much barrel goodness into this.
chanfoli (15) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the taproom, served in half-pint glass. Medium black pour. Tan head with good longevity. Medium body. Aroma and taste matched one another: Roasted malt, chocolate, coconut and vanilla (bourbony). Good stuff.
alecc130 (1) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A complex beer that is at once heavy but balanced, potent but smooth, and completely unforgettable.
ContemplateBeer (1407) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample courtesy of Dfab. Aroma of strong vanilla, chocolate pudding and perhaps a little residual sourness from the barrel. Appearance is black with tan head. Flavor matches the nose; this is like drinking chocolate pudding with vanilla extract. Palate is bubbly. Very tasty.