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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (892) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Small sample, on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest. Consumed on 8-9-2008. Pours dark brown with tan head. Sweet, bourbony, milky aroma features corn, coffee, and milk chocolate scents. Nice, tart, tangy, oaky, bourbony taste. Good, roasted malt flavor with a dry finish. Medium body. Lively and a little oily in the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Good rich chocolaty bourbon flavored porter. Not too heavy on the palate but even and well balanced. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured black with a creamy, deep brown head.. nice. The aroma picked up rich dark chocolate and vanilla upfront.. toasty oak and sweet bourbon joined the chocolate on the back-end. The flavor had dark chocolate all over with a very good bourbon/barrel impression (sweet vanilla and tasty bourbon were quite well integrated and let the malts do their thing).. drier finish picked up some coffee bitterness. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate with spicy oak on the memorable finish. Excellent brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
On tap at MIBGSF 08. Pours black with a tiny tan colored head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is nice hint of oak, bourbon, and vanilla, on top of the chocolate, caramel, roast, coffee notes of the original beer. Palate is full bodied, mild carbonation, finished sweet and mildly warming. This is fantastic use of Woodford barrels, the bourbon just supurbly compliments an already fantastic beer! Hopefully this gets bottled one day as I know the porter is scheduled to be released for the first time in a long time this year. Terrific stuff!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Black pour thick tan head lots of lacing. Milk chocolate aroma touch of lactose hints of coffee light vanilla & bourbon. Good full palate, rich and creamy. Lots and lots of chocolate & milk chocolate in the flavor, the coffee comes through as a light aftertaste, warm alcohol in the swallow w/ mellow oak notes. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 black pour with a thin brown head. Heavy roasted chocolate aroma. Flavor was chocolate, caramel, bourbon, smoke. Boozy finish, but not overly bourbonated.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap at brewery. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, wood, chocolate, some piny hops and caramel. Jet black hue with an average sized creamy khaki head that lasted and left good lace. Flavors of smoky, bourbon, ,caramel and espresso. Palate is smooth and flat. Just a fantastic porter. Very very good. I’d love to try it bottle conditioned or with some age. The nitro tap kind of sucked

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Deep, rich chocolate brown with tan head that fades quickly. Big bourbony nose, along with the requisite dark roasted malts and coffee. These notes are all present and accounted for in the flavor as well as nuts, vanilla, espresso, and oak. There is a somewhat distracting (to me anyway) lactic note...a kind of sour or tart twang that I detracted points for, but still damn fine brewing on all levels.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Sample at the Summer MGBF ’08. Pours dark brown/ black with a decent sized beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a touch of espresso. The flavor, which is bold has moderately sweet dark malts, vanilla, oak, slight bourbon, dark chocolate, and a touch of the espresso from the nose. The bitterness in the finish probably arises from the dark chocolate influence. This was way to easy to drink for a 9.5% porter. Mouthfeel was spot on. Definetly worthwhile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2008 MiBGF: Very dark with a solid head and good lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, walnut, char, oaky and a hint of booze. The taste is very balance with a twangy cherry and lacto note above a layer of dark sweet malts and a bourbon barrel finish. Slightly syrupy and heavy oily mouth feel, surprising for the genre for sure. A very YUMMY brew!


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