BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured as a small taster. Aroma is typical porter with chocolate notes on the nose, but there are also coconuts and toasted marshmallow. Tastes are typical porter as well, but somewhat subdued notes of caramel and toffee and oak.
beerme31 (571) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Yum smell that bourbon. Nice addition to the roasted chocolate malts. Pours black full tan head. Medium sweet taste. Full body, smooth texture, ave carbonation, long roasty finish, hint of bitterness.
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a dark rich brown black with light brown head. Aroma was vanilla and booze. Taste was loads of rich roasted malt, boozy bourbon edge, and vanilla.
legion242 (2341) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep brown, nearly black. Lacy head. Soft nose belays the wonderful boozy element in the mouth.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black. Chocolatey and roasty aroma. Palate is big roast with none of the bitterness. Oak, and bourbon come in as well as a touch of soy sauce but it all works. A fabulous beer!!
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a tan head.
Full aroma, lots of chocolate, roast malts, caramel, just a hint of bourbon.
The flavor is nicely rounded, just enough sweetness, not too bitter, the bourbon is part of the complexity and doesn’t walk all over the other flavors.
Well blended chocolate, coffee, dark caramel flavors form the base.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Pours a super dark body with ruby hues and a massive cavernous cap of cappuccino head. Thick bubbly lacing with nice retention.
S: Vivid bourbon aroma swells from the glass and encompasses a base of roasted cocoa, vanilla, toffee, faint caramel and chocolate chip muffins.
T/M: Sweet dark fruits, toffee and milk chocolate strike first then disappear to bitter vanilla biscotti coffee with a follow up of cocoa and bourbon. Taste of salty caramel, slightly smoked wood chips and cinnamon in the finish. Crisp moderate body with a semi dry finish.
O: Bourbon barreling is exhibited well in this robust porter. Complex flavors that change throughout the session. Easy drinking for the Borbon flavoring and a nice crisp feel. A great porter for sure. Cheers!
bspainx (1) - - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
First porter I’ve had, being new to beer. I absolutely love the full flavors it holds. Also it’s a local beer!!
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with a velvety head of beige foam. The aroma is roasty and boozy. Vanilla comes through strong in this one.
Doofgoblin (451) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, 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.