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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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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2008
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of strong vanilla extract, bourbon, toffee, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, and chocolate with subtle bitterness in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Bourbon Porter
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: black, creamy tan head,
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma with extra vanilla sweetness to make a bourbon candy,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, great bourbon character, touch of heat, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: ***4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted, coffee, nutty and woody bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid standout brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: The pour is deep and dark, nearly black with a minimal mocha head on top. S: One of those rare beers that you have a hard time getting to the drinking because it just smells so good. Full of chocolate, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, and an almost oatmeal cookie-like aroma. T: The sweet vanilla is very intense and works wonders with the chocolate, mild roast, and smooth bourbon flavors. M: A medium bodied beer with a really smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. I don’t know if that was by design or from the growler, but I like it. D: Another in a long line of awesome beers from Founders. I need to make it out to Michigan one of these days.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest (8/9/08): Pours an oily opaque with a dark beige and thin-lacing head. Smooth dark chocolate nose has a great balance of bourbon and mild roastiness. Body starts with good fullness and sweet dark caramel and bourbon flavor toward a smooth finish. Nicely aged and balanced.

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
   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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (4550) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
on tap at GTMW ’08. pours black with tan head. oaky and bourbon, chocolate aroma. much of the same in the flavor, rough around the edges. i prefer the non-barrel aged one cuz the hop character in that is lost here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2008
first tasting of the day at GTMW and i hope to get a full pour of this tomorrow at the brewpub if it’s still on.... extremely close to black pour with darker brown edges and a thin tan head.... aroma of lightly fluffed creamy bourbon and chocolate notes....sweet bourbon flavors alongside roasted malt and chocolate and creamy vanilla. very nice mouthfeel as well.


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