Doofgoblin (242) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Jason! This one has lots of bourbon character. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla with a very faint chocolate porter note. Taste is malty with a bourbon overtone. This is great as an after dinner brew. The vanilla notes really shines. The body is also much more dense and better than the original people’s porter.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a porter person, but this is interesting. I generally don't care for barrel aging either. This beer, however, isn't too bad. A lot of flavor that isn't that of bourbon.
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Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much bourbon aroma with this porter. The taste not living up to this however, as burnt parts and not liking the execution. Dark brown with a large beige head. Doug’s bottle from recent Carolinas trip.
tdmuel (245) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownish red with a foamy khaki head. Oak and vanilla up front on the nose, lots of sweet dark fruit too, toffee, milk chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is suuuuuper oaky, almost no bourbon notes, lots of caramel, hint, light dark cherry notes, toffee, milk chocolate, and slightly leathery with a nice vanilla finish. Not bad, but not nearly as good or with as much bourbon flavor as previous batches. A little too sweet as well.
nearbeer (3380) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Opaque chocolate color with a lasting quarter inch of cream. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, charred oak and a dab of whiskey. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate with whiskey, blackberry and raisin. Finish is a nice bittersweet blend of roasted peanut, toasted oak, vanilla and char. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, but the lightly astringent barrel and dark malt finish provides a nice balance. Mostly smooth; only complaint is just a wee bit much carbonation for my tastes.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some milk chocolate, light roast, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some roast, light caramel. Smooth medium body.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Opaque black
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla
Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla
Palate: Medium body
Overall: Fairly straightforward, but overall very good.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle. Rating #138. Opened up with quite a pop and it poured with a lot of foam, unfortunately it was infected and not terribly good.There was once a very good beer there, but it wasn’t happening today. (2798)
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Some bourbon, woody, vanilla, caramel, and some chocolate,
DesertDevil (426) - Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle (thanks, daknole). Pours a lovely dark brown with a filmy head and light lacing. Awesome sweet chocolate nose with a boozy note. Light dark malt, licorice and bourbon taste with a sweet candy background. Lighter body than I expected, but not too light.