jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Deep brown in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of campfire, roasted malts, earth, carmel, brown sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Taste is of booze, bourbon, vanilla, heavy wood, and smoke.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The malt rules this beer. Pours black with a tan head and auburn highlights. Smell is trad porter with a whiff of whiskey and butterscotch. The alcohol is well hidden. You get more oak than bourbon flavor. As the beer gets warmer it sweetens as well. Highly recommend this one!
decaturstevo (5594) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is light sour chocolate roasted malt,light coffee, and a nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very good beer
tom10101 (4234) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Daniel for this one! Black with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, wood, coconut and malt/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with vanilla, bourbon, caramel/malt, oak, chocolate and coconut. Medium body. A bit boozy. Very good Imperial/Strong Porter. Complex. The barrel treatment may be a tad too much, but it’s still really enjoyable.
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a black hued body with a tan head that fades to a ring. Aromas are of brown sugar, marshmallow, chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanillin, lactone. Flavors are sweet, bourbon, mild chocolate, roasty, nutty. Lots of alcohol. Medium cola and vanillin. Big and boozy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours with a deep mahogany colored body supporting a mocha head of foam. The aroma is big sweet bourbon and vanilla with chocolate and a dash of blueberry fruity esters in the background. The taste is similar with a mix of dark roasted malts and chocolate notes moving quickly into sweet smooth bourbon booze and vanilla. This is a little barrel heavy for my taste but still pretty nice as some beer notes get through.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BTBF. Dark brown pour. Nose is marshmallow, toast, bourbon, coffee. Flavor is marshmallows, coffee, bourbon, earth. Very well balanced. Silky mouthfeel.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold, dark brown pour with a brown head. Brownie batter, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, fudge, toasted oak...tasty stuff.
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by Nate. Dark brown color. Good one-finger kind of bubbly brown head. Little lace. Dark fruit, some vanilla, light woody spice. Medium body. Good smooth lighter carbonation. More bitter taste, light sweet. Little dark chocolate. Little warmth. Nice stuff
b3shine (7123) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to taster (thanks Nate). Looks good; cola with light beige head that dissipates into sticky lacing fairy quickly. Smells of dark malt, roast, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff.