ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely sensational complex brew with a truly memorable flavor and taste. Powerful and potent blast of porter with a smooth trace of bourbon lingering in the palate. Not overbearing or not too pronounced. Smooth as a velvet stout. Deep thick black brew with a high viscosity. Imagine a Bells Porter mixed with a shot of Kentucky Gentleman! Wow!
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at West Chester. This one is nitrogenated, with a dark burnt sienna pour and a super creamy head. Big aroma of malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel. Tastes very complex, with a super smooth finish. Lots of flavors intermingling here, including malt, oak, some chocolate, licorice, and berries, and finishing bourbon, oak, vanilla, and subdued rauch elements. If you live within 2 hours of an Iron Hill, do yourself a favor and make a visit. Their beers just keep getting better and better, and the food is out of this world. Hats off to West Chester brewer Chris LaPierre. Yeah, man!
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a typical nitro, opaque black with a creamy tan head. Aroma loaded with vanilla bean and whiskey notes. Honestly, I couldn’t taste much beer going on, it basically tasted like whiskey cut with vanilla liqueur. Not impressive at all.
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
KSBF 04,Small tan head, quickly fades. Hazy brown color. Vanilla nose with smokey notes, chocolate also.. Medium body. Plenty of vanilla and whiskey flavors, light roast and some chocolate. Fairly dry finish. Lightly fruity.
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 On tap at the 04 Kennett Square BF. Poured a dark black with an off white head. Oaky, bourbon and smokey aroma. Chocolate and light vanilla in the taste as well. Smells a little better than it tastes. Thinner body. 9 4 7 3 16
Had this multiple times and each time I enjoyed it more. Increased the numbers. Nice wood, vanilla and bourbon mix!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown color with no head but more like some large bubbles. Taste is light chocolate milk with some mellow bitterness. Creamy smooth (think 2% milk chocolate).
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Poured a hazy mahogany with tan bubbles as the head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and roast. Taste was full of anise, chocolate, and light roasty whisky. Mouthfeel at Kennett was flat, however, this on draft at North Wales tonight poured a great head and the mouthfeel was fairly average. A bit nicer than the flat Kennett version.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 Highly enjoyed this dark porter. Heavy bourbon aroma at the nose. Velvety smooth and creamy on the palate with hints of vanilla through out. A true winner that quickly found it’s way into a growler.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and creamy porter. The bourbon flavor was a little over powering took away from the vanilla flavor.