beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at brewery. Pour is deep clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt, light vanilla, light brown sugar, and a light spiciness. Flavor is very mellow and well balanced with obvious porter characteristics up front including roasted malt and light hop. Then a very well balanced bourbon component rolls in with notes of vanilla, wood, and straight bourbon flavor but without being hot at all. Really pretty darn good.
MaxxDaddy (397) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours inky black with tan head. Aroma is pure bourbon. Taste brings more bourbon and not much else. Really thin on the palate. Maybe get a bit of the roast in there on another taste. Some booze and roast at the finish. Thoroughly unimpressed with this one.
wedgie9 (1822) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on draft at FoBAB. Pours an almost black amber with an average off-white head. The nose is molasses, super roasty, with the oak and bourbon taking a back seat. The flavor is roasted malt with vanilla, coconut, oak, and whiskey. Once again, though, the whiskey and oak act as more of a backbone than the main attraction. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a long roasted malt and whiskey finish.
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2010 2009 vintage on draught at the brewpub in Kailua. This brew pours inky black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Oaky bourbon aroma with malt and dark fruit notes. Rich body with a substantive bourbon character and flavors of dark fruit, caramel malt, oak and vanilla. The finish is burnt malt with a slight mild roasted coffee aftertaste. Good beer throughout.
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2010: Near opaque with some mahogany highlights topped by an outstanding lasting frothy beige head and excellent lace. The aroma has notes of macadamia nuts, coffee, chocolate, plum, prune, charred smoke, earthy tobacco, grassy hops, and light bourbon vapours. The taste has outstanding balance between sweet and nutty malts, dark fruits, liquorice, smoke, bourbon and finishing hop bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth and lush. This is really nice and worth more than another try.
hombrepalo (1799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ FoBaB 2010. Poured a clear cola with a thin, off-white head that leaves smidgens of lace. Aroma is nice, rich roasted malt, chocolate malt, dirty/earthy malt, vanilla, light cocoa and little to no bourbon taste. Nice porter.
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with hints of red, creamy tan head and lace. Bourbon, coffee, and abv on the nose. Bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and a hint of abv. Medium bodied with nitro carbonation make it smooth and very tasty.