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Midnight Black, big,rich and semi-sweet, dark malts,yield coffee,carmel and toffee flavors. Barrel aging-adds vanilla,toasted oak and hazelnut. mmm,satisfying so ...Whoís your daddy now?

MacBoost's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MacBoost (1534) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Got this as an extra from somebody... Thanks bro, whoever you are. Pours a subtle almost black with inky red edges. Almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, barrel, salty pretzels. A little edgy on the first sip. The bourbon taste boarderlines on the ridiculous. Amazing chewy bourbon character. Fuck me, this shit is blowing my mind. So salty, so chewy, so much bourbon. Fucken hell. This beer is everything a barrel aged imperial beer should be. Attenuated, complex, alcohol masked, barrel character, smoothly drinkable. Fuck this Is good shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2839) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma has a ton of oak and vanilla, nice chocolate and burnt wood, and light coffee too. Tastes very balanced. Oak, vanilla, nuts, caramel, light char, coffee, and a hint of raisin. Very smooth, slightly creamy. Love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6206) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head. The aroma is roast, bourbon, wood, cocoa. Slick mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, light booze, toffee with a dark fruit finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle - thanks to nimble prop! Pours dark black, small tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, oak. Flavor is medium sweet, and light plus bitter, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, molasses. Low acidity. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6613-20140815] Bottle. Roasted soya sauce aroma. Black brown cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Soya saucy roasted grains flavour. Full body. Good but lots of soya. (7/3/8-/3/14) 3.5~
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8653) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2014-08-15. Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is richly sweet and bourbony, vanilla. 7++ Flavour is similar, rich bourbon vanilla, sweet dark malt core. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate, low carbonation. 3+ Simple, but rich. Bottle, 2012 Vintage at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1963) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours pitch black with tan head. Cocoa, bourbon, oak, nuts, vanilla, and come coffee and caramel notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very complex, big beer. Finishes with a nice bourbon note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(12oz bottle) rich clear deep brown,no head. Nose of coffee, umami, beefy, light smoke. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, faded coffee, bit watery, but more Medium on the linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
25-Jul-11 (12-oz bottle, Bottled 10-Mar-06: Obtained 01-May-06 in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!)
Well, after aging a bottle with a screw-off cap for five years, itís no surprise to me that the carbonation is very low; no sound is emitted when the cap is removed. As expected, the clear, dark-brown beer pours with no head. The nose offers chocolate, coffee, prune, wood and a light bourbon note. In the flavor, lots of sweet chocolate bar, cocoa, prunes, coffee, and molasses. The bourbon barrel aging is apparent, but not dominating, with flavors of wood, vanilla, coconut, and a touch of bourbon in the finish. On the palate, itís medium in weight, somewhat dry in the finish, and low in carbonation. Overall, this is quite solid. Aging a beer for five years may be too long to some people, but this beer has held up wonderfully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is pith black with a small cream head and decent lacing. Big roasty, light bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, coffee beans, caramelly, earthy aroma. Taste is big cocoa, espresso, earthy, semi-sweet, smooth malty, lightly tangy, brown sugary, and dark fruity. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Great porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1411) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12oz bottle from Todd. Thanks! A: Dark mahogany pour with a very thin ring of light mocha colored head. A decent amount of legs on this one. N: A very intense espresso rises up from the nose. Thereís some vanilla, and caramel, but itís more roasted coffee. Chocolate underpins this, and thereís some blackberry and cherry, but itís not a rich bouquet of smells. T: Sweet and roasty with a slight bitterness. Thereís a slight oaken sourness (not infected, just that kind of ísharpnessí). Bourbon runs through this, but itís missing an extra dimension. M: On the lighter side given how big it is. Still a medium bodied beer, but I expect a more burly malt character to slosh around on the tongue. O: A solid beer, and Iím glad to have tried it. Works well as a day to day drinker, but Iíd appreciate more dimension throughout because it seems more like a porter and a half than an imperial porter.

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