dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i had this one in my cellar for at least a year, i was curious to see how the barrel notes held up. i did get some booziness in the aroma but it wasn’t overpowering. the taste was perfectly balanced between the roast porter and the sweet/smooth from the barrel aging. the weird part of the beer was it felt over carbonated. it had a real prickliness that seemed in opposition to the sweet/smoothness of the flavors. just on odd juxtaposition to feel sort of harsh with such supple flavors on the tongue.
altonbrownd (3944) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose is alcy, woody, malty, roasted. Taste is also similar of booze, malts and caramel. Oily texture. Well done.
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark color with a tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. The bourbon is intense. Flavor is oak, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Really good. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but it’s very well done.
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, light chocolate, wood, alcohol, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
PotjeBier (2001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Beer Temple, sample size glass. Black color. Beige sticky head. Aroma’s of wood, tannines, whiskey, light chocolate. Retronasal it’s whiskey, alcohol, wood/tannines, light sweet. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, alcoholic/whiskey, light chocolate. Medium bodied. Finish has more whiskey, roasted malts, ground coffee, chocolate. A bit too much whiskey for my liking but if you’re int that...
k0mpsa (1808) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Black as night, nice brown head. Aroma has big roasty, licorice, wet wood, coffee. Full sweet roasty body, hint of smoke, wooden notes.
Jabah (217) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve tried Flying Dog a few times before this, and never really cared too much for them. Mainly tried their variety pack, IPA, and a brown ale I think. This was a little better than I expected....especially after paying the price. I didn’t think anything too special after I drank the first one, but the 2nd beer (another day of course) seemed a little smoother to me. A very dark brown, coffee black appearance with a mocha head. A pretty thick, heavy porter........strong too. This may have me curious to try some of their other beers again.
katrinaez (618) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had once written "holy explosion of flavor Batman" for this beer. It a tightly packed punch coffee and porter.
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like booze, lightly astringent, dark fruits, earthy, woody, and some sweet roasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried dark fruits, lightly astringent booze, raisin, earthy, woody.
mfhennig (153) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mackeys Hideout from a snifter. Pours black, minimal head. Charred wood aroma and a hint of whiskey. Very smooth taste, a little alcohol burn at the end. A pretty damn good beer.
tricksta_p (2087) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, some vanilla, oak, coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Smooth and potent. Lovely.