IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is big vanilla, chocolate, oak, candisugar, and light bourbon; like a cross somewhere between BA quads and stouts. Clear very dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is vanilla, sweetness, chocolate, and a small toffee note.
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at RBWG 2011 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a smaller tan head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, oak, chocolate, caramel, and some espresso. A touch of earthy bitterness cuts the barrel notes at the finish just a bit. Very nice beer.
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #2131/2520. 2013 vintage. Dark mahogany pour. Luscious medium creamy beige head, swirls leaving drapes of lace. Aroma is wonderful. Soft smokey bourbon. Chocolate. Medium coffee. Vanilla compliments. Bourbon barrel leads over sweetness or roastiness. Bourbon Barrel forward but not dominant. Flavor matches. A good medium to medium plus body. Soft and smooth. Great rounded feel. The nicest warming sensation, without a trace of heat. Warming comes hand in hand with the perfect level of medium roastiness. Semi dry, barrel coating. Sweetness is kept in check. Love the spicy smokey bourbon here.
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
extremely sweet malt, dark sweet fruit, just very strong and sweet. Strong alcohol aroma as well.
Taste is not as sweet but still very sweet. A strong bourbon/alcohol taste throughout. A little vanilla but the oak, bittersweet chocolate, malt, and bourbon are the most powerful aspects for me.
ICEatALAMO (909) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is a brown copper. The aroma has a smooth bourbon smell to it, very inviting. The taste is smooth. One of the better bourbon porters I have had. Only complaint is a little thin.
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Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head.. Nose is nice bourbon, soft vanilla, and maple, with chocolate and caramels..Taste is bitter chocolate, spice, soft bourbon with light hints of vanilla and cream..
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear cola brown with a tan head. Nose is sweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor follows: bourbon, chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla. Medium bodied. Reminded me some of FW Parabola, for whatever reason. Good.
HonusWagner (1323) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty darn good cocoa heavy porter, a lighter on the bourbon than a lot of BA porters, but also not super complex. Good beer, not amazing. Would be cool to see them rebrew it since they seem to be improving a lot over the years.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (Thanks Andrew!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cocoa and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cocoa, tobacco and light spice with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a watery black with some wispy white head. Nose has loads of vanilla, some distinct grain, a little toasted rye, some boozy, wood, coconut, cake. Flavor is sweet, cola, raisin, chocolate, malt, molasses and lots of vanilla. Clean finish. Very enjoyable.
JohnnyJ (4225) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, c&c. Black pour, with a thin tan head. Lots of vanilla, bourbon, and oak barrel. Chocolate, malty sweetness, light roast. Ok, strong on the vanilla.