tdmuel (251) - 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.
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. The look is a nice tan head, black in color, dark look. The smell is whiskey, wood, vanilla, tannins, nuanced, good. The taste is much the same, more roasty notes, more chocolate, richer. Good beer.
rdixon77 (2038) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice barrel aged porter. Dark brown color with khaki head. Nice mellow bourbon presence that works with a chocolate and brown sugar and caramel body. Medium bodied which is nice for a BA beer. Good stuff.
hman43 (928) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours dark brown with a tan head. It has aromas of chocolate, nuts, and bourbon. Taste is bittersweet with moderate notes of bourbon combined with chocolate and flavors of nuts. It has a medium body and some alcohol warming.
ordybill (1181) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown to near black color with a large tan colored head. The aroma is full of sweet malt, cocoa and a hint of whiskey. The taste is heavy on sweet malt and caramel. A very enjoyable porter.
Bacterial (2720) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at ChurchKey in DC. Nice dark black pour. Nice malt, nice bourbon, mellow malty character. Easy to drink and almost delicate. Light mouthfeel, low ABV.
SCCock02 (11) - - FEB 18, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown body that holds up a creamy, thick, long lasting tan head. The aroma has cocoa powder, roast malt and a bit of coffee. The flavor starts with a touch of bitter roast malt, then the sweet malts provide support with chocolate and the coffee. Very solid Porter.
bytemesis (6207) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2012 thanks to JCB. Opens with a health pop. Pours deep mahogany, very large tan head that eventually dissipates into sticky clumpy residual and lacing. Aroma has notes of bourbon, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, lots of bourbon and not a lot else that has survived. Lightish body, high, to the point of offputting, carbonation.
CloakedDagger (1714) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a clear, dark brown with a warm, reddish hue. Lively, creamy and lacing light brown head. Very heavy Bourbon aromas, not boozy or anything, but intense. Medium-bodied, subtle roast, some vanilla and the rest is all Bourbon. Good thing I love Bourbon.... Very drinkable. 220915
unclemike (2837) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
number 2500 rating Pours a dark brown color with a dense creamy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, leafy hops and faint smoky notes. The taste is roasted malts, bourbon, faint nutty notes, caramel, leafy hops and chocolate. A light tartness as well. Medium bodied.
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, huge thanks on this one! We believe this is a 2013 vintage. Thicker tan head sitting on the dark brown liquid. Wow! The aroma is a nice level of bourbon mixed with chocolate malt. The flavor has what I would say is Jack Daniels. Mild Jack but Jack Daniels never-the-less. Secondary notes of tobacco leaves and pumpernickel bread. Finishes real clean for a BBA brew, very light earthiness after the sip. Nice stuff.