sebletitje (6024) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBWG’10 cheers to Tpd975.
pours cloudy dark brown, thin tan head.
Aroma, strong roasted nose, caramel malts and chocolate
Flavors, load of caramel, butterscotch palate, finish is light but the BB palate is outstanding.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG@RLRL-bottle– pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is wood, molasses-medium/dark malt, whiskey. Taste is wood, molasses-medium/dark malt, whiskey.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Tan head. Chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is a bit roasty, booze and chocolate.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100104 Nitro tap at Newark location. I don’t recall the regular porter that well to realize the difference between the two, or what the barrel aging might have done to the beer beyond flavor/aroma, but this stuff is pretty thin and somewhat slick, my only knock on it, really, and the nitro doesn’t help. Otherwise, it’s a nice application of whiskey barrel with lots of vanilla to compliment the dark fruitiness of the malts. Very successful especially considering the low ABV.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown. Light palate and a light porter - the bourbon us well blended in to the flavour profile.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro at Iron Hill Phoenixville. Highly enjoyed this dark porter. Heavy bourbon aroma at the nose. Velvety smooth and creamy on the palate with hints of vanilla through out. This one was a winner in my mind.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Black and very smooth on the palate with a creamy and slightly bitter whisky finish.
alobar (2515) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, and chocolate. Taste matches the aroma-bourbon (not too much of a bite), roasted malts, and vanilla. Creamy feel on the palate.
TheEpeeist (3057) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro at IH Media. Dark brown, just clear at the edges, with a creamy beige head completely coating on the way down. Nose is dough and coffee with hints of chocolate. Silky mouthfeel as expected with a mild tingle. Taste is bourbon and cocoa with a dry coffee finish. Lingering grass and citrus peel. Retains the sweetness of the bourbon without the bite.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro at IH Phoenixville: Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and malts. Poured dark brown/deep deep amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, creamy, off-white/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, malts, light caramel, and light coffee. Medium body. Smooth, creamy texture. Nitro carbonation. Lightly sweet, creamy, chocolate finish is very smooth. Extremely drinkable.