jrob21 (2854) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite series that I have lucked into maintaining. A little sweet and syrupy. Some roasty malt and chocolate. Plum prune and light soy sauce aromas. Much of the same in the flavor. Finish is bright and fruity with lots of prune. Good desert sipping beer.
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottle. It ours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is very interesting with fudge, roasted malt, a touch of marshmallow sweetness and background notes of dates and fig especially as it warms. The flavor is much more fruit forward with big time currant, fig and dates, a little roast and dark chocolate with very subtle hints of bourbon. Very rich on the palate with a great roasted, slightly fruity tart finish. Awesome stuff. I’ll be sticking up on this one.
SlackerMads (2013) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis. Dark brown close to black with a large off white good lasting and lacing head. Roasted malt, coffee, warming, charcoal, light meaty smoke. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter.
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and smoke.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and smoke.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black - big brown head. Chocolate, light to medium bourbon, vanilla, light tobacco, dark berries, light fig notes, light body, light malty, ok bitterness,
sunevdj (3435) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Sweet and peppery with aromas of vanilla and hints of band aid.Notes of coco nut with hints of banana. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry and sweet finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Papago. Jet black pour, pretty silky with not much of a head. Aroma was pretty boozy but also some roasted malt and dark fruit. The flavor brings in some wood, vanilla, brown sugar and burnt malt. Good with a lot going on.
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours reddish black with soapy tan head. Chocolate, roast, vanilla, coffee. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium bodied.
mililani (24) - - NOV 21, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Wow. I was never a fan of the Black Butte Porter. I thought many regular stouts I buy, such as TJ Oatmeal Stout, have a much more complex taste for the same ABV. This, on the other hand, knocked my socks off. Soooo delicious. You can taste the complexity of flavors: the chocolate, the dates and figs, the bourbon from the aged barrels. Simply awesome.
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Black pour with small frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and ripe fruit. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, black currants and slight tart cherry. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, and perfectly balanced. Absolutely brilliant beer!