Hoerr (4) - North Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bourbon up front actually calms into the porter chocolates and mild coffee. Seems like the bourbon is going to be over-powering on the nose but it's actually very well balanced.
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unclemike (2528) - 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 (4419) - 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.
WillRunForBeer (1331) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. This is likely from 2013. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Amazing chocolate, vanilla, bourbon aroma. Flavor follows, smooth dark chocolate, raisin, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Slight astringency in the finish.
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black w thin head. Strong oak and vanilla aroma and taste. Bitter chocolate. Sharp and dry. Very fine.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - 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 (1067) - , 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 (1285) - 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 (2157) - 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 (2928) - 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 (2920) - 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.