zizzybalubba (1161) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC (unsure of the exact alcohol content but I had to enter something in order to add this beer to the database). Pours black with a light beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, and light coffee. Tastes of German chocolate cake, vanilla, and coffee. Surprisingly light alcohol taste given the barrel aging. Well done!
TheShepherds (22) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best beer we’ve found that’s not an artisan beer. Great taste. Great aftertaste.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012
Name: Barrel Aged Thunderstruck Coffee Porter with Maple
Date: October 06, 2012
Source: Beerfest, HOToberfest 2012
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet caramel and maple aroma, rich chocolate, touch of coffee
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, backing sweetness, roasted, long bitter finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
OldGrowth (2138) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Barley’s Asheville, real good aroma. Sweet, bourbon. Nice roasty chocolate with the bourbon adding strong but well mixed scent. Sweet roasty flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, dry bourbon finish. Darn tasty real good mix of the bourbon and malts. Darn tasty.
uhljoseph (47) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very smooth robust porter. Clean finish high gravity but doesn't taste like it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter pour at the Brass Tap, pours a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of lighht coffee, vanilla, oak and some malt. Flavors are oaky up front, light ash, no bourbon, and some light roast. Nice beer overall. As I burp I get a lot of vanilla coke.