Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great smokey porter, great floral notes, chocolate and slight toffee. Pours black with a huge beige head. Tastes nice and roasty with notes of roast coffee, dark chocolate, and slight oak. Mouthfeel is very carbonated. It’s very good but the barrel aging is so subtle. Enjoyable but not amazing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge creamy-foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was strong bourbon, cocoa, tangy, malty, vanilla and a bit of chocolate syrup. The flavor was bourbon, sweet toasty malts, honey, vanilla, more bourbon and an odd off presence underneath. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Interesting but I was a bit disappointed.
crajun (991) - , Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle to glass. aged 1+ years. disappointed in this one. slightly over roasted and thinner than I wanted it to be - not a depth of flavor. somce chocolate but lacked any bourbon barrel additives for me.
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my buddy in Asheville. Poured into small snifters and shared with Dani and Brian at the Pig. Pours a deep amber brown with very little head. Mild ringing. Aroma is graham cracker, brown sugar, vanilla, cookie dough, chocolate chips, and bread. The taste was chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, slight barrel, and chocolate. Finish is flavorful and fairly light. Medium to light in body. I like a little more full body on this style but that’s my only complaint. Very nice flavor profiles.
weihenweizen (1835) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights and big light brown head. Aroma is big vanilla, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, some caramel, and hints of oak. Lots of flavor, nice vanilla aroma, nice amount of barrel for me, one of my favorite porters.
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark brown and sits near black and opaque in the glass. Large frothy head is semi-durable and leaves a fairly full coat of lacing on the glass.
Appealing aroma features BBL, dark roasted grains, and dark fruits.
Flavor: BBL and fainter dark bread and a hint of vanilla. Too much bourbon flavor in the finish and aftertaste, but then others will find this attractive no doubt.
Drinks big despite the modest 5.8% ABV.
jbruner (2422) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is nice barrel notes, vanilla and chocolate over oak, hint of musty funk. Taste is less of the odd, more of a nice porter with good barrel qualities. Thin mouth, hint of soy, light bitterness. Pretty solid.
Dr_Fellini (501) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a medium to dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma of toasted malts, Bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Delicious.
Erikh04 (125) - - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at heaven and ale. One of the best bourbon barrel beers I have had. Very smooth. Can definitely taste the bourbon.
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penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at the brewer. This one goes up to 11. So dark, almost black. Aroma is mild, doesn’t boast about what’s to come. Very heavy in the mouth and full of flavor. Amazing taste. You can definitely taste the bourbon. Foothills Brewing makes an amazing porter to start with and this only builds on that. Absolutely amazing.
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a big, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some bourbon and oak and vanilla, some chocolate, light coffee, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the bourbon and the base porter. Average to smoother texture. A solid barrel-aged beer.