beernbourbon (1350) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Peter at STL RB gathering, thanks man!! Usually at the long drawn out beer tastings, the beers that get opened towards the end tend to lose their edge and are less memorable for me. Wow did this one change my mind about that. Pour is deep, dark , cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with deep roasty malt, faint raisins, faint earthy spice, a touch of hay and a smooth rounded coffee note. This beer is so smooth and so well balanced. Again, I do love this brewery. Not sure if its their yeast, their style, or what. But all of their beers have an extra layer of depth that adds an indescribable earthy, rounded, spice note that I cannot get enough of.
AndySnow (4299) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, spices, coffee, raisin, alcohol, caramel.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, spices, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate.
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice beer, shared with swoopjones out of his fantastic cellar. thank you. dark pour, nose is dark malts and bourbon. mouthfeel is big, really smooth. flavous are great, hits every note you would want on a BB aged porter!
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, amazing porter. jet black pour, fuller bodied. lots of roasted maltiness, coffee, bourbon notes. complex, yet incredibly smooth. awesome
Experiment_Ale (1063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At my place with Garrett on a chill Friday night. Aroma is booze gooey brownie. Taste is tasty smooth cocoa smooth booze. Such a fantastic beer. great smooth brownie flavor. Love.
vtafro (3991) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate, spice, coffee and vanilla aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee flavors, touch of bourbon and spice tones.
chinchill (2430) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy - bottled Oct. 2013.
Opaque; near black with a modest, sudsy head that has good retention.
Overall nearly on par with FW Parabola consumed just beforehand. Compared to Parabola, this was sweeter, had less coffee, and was smoother.
O: Rich but easy to drink and very well balanced. Tastes and feels more aged than just 1 year.
WillRunForBeer (991) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Brown’s. Thanks, Nick! Pours nearly black with a bright golden brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, tart dark fruits, cereal. Taste has darkchocolate, plenty of roast, bourbon, vanilla. Some coconut flavor in here that doesn’t quite belong. As it warms, the coconut disappears and is replaced by more prominant boubon and oak.
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There was some coffee, not so much bourbon because the whole IP was so balanced and tasty and drinkable. One of the best porters I have had. Thanks Tomtom for the hookup.Thick mouthfeel.
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nom nom nom thanks Kahn this is good stuff. Black and delicious. I want more. Gimmie gimmie gimmie
jonnyguns (1093) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Mane Liquor lads :) Pours a black with a small beige head. Nose is coconut! Like a coconut has wacked you in the face. Milk chocolate and earthiness add to the nose. SO much coconut - El described this as a smoked ham with coconut. Fair bit of bourbon, dry cocoa and shit loads of coconut and molasses. Vanilla sweetness rounds it off. Fucking world class