craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 9/20/11. black pour with small tan head. light bourbon nose with big roasted malts. medium body with sweet malts, vanilla, nuts and light chocolate. sweet finish with lingering bourbon.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft nitro @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon and vanilla aroma with chocolate hints. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty bourbon and vanilla finish.
Goodgrief (1973) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Media. Surprisingly low abv in a bourbon beer, but it did on fact taste like it. Predominantly bourbon flavored, but light in the mouth...a tad thin.not a fan.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark brown porter with a thick brown head. In aroma, a pleasant subdued bourbon barrel, light coffee and fusel. In mouth, a smooth tobacco like chocolate, with wood extract, vanilla, some astringence, a tad harsh. On tap at Lancaster location, April 8th, 2011.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour with light tan head and lace. Nice bourbon, oak, and vanilla dominate aroma. Vanilla cream, chocolate, roasted malt, with a malt bitter finish. Creamy smooth palate. Very nice beer.
sebletitje (8957) - 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 (12011) - 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 (10829) - 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 (2654) - 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 (21227) - , 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.