dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma- roasted notes, licorice, some vanilla, slight oak
Appearance- mostly black with a white head
Taste- typical porter qualities, some fruitiness in the middle, slight oak on the finish
Palate- mostly thin, not on par with style
Overall- Where are the barrel aging qualities? I didn’t get a hint of bourbon on the aroma or taste. This just didn’t do it for me.
DenverLogan (810) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Pours black or near black. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, burnt malts, molasses, slight bourbon.
beechner224 (685) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with tan head. Aroma is mild bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee. Body is light, smooth, mild. Not much going in actually. It has wax, so it’s got that going for it.
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, light oak and light peanutbutter. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Shared at ratman’s. Solid black pour with a thin head. Smells of peanut butter cups and a light booze. Peanut butter and chocolate flavor comes through too. Enjoyable with a sweet finish. Body is a bit thin but this is fing tasty.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque brown with thin tan head. Sweet malt and choco aroma. Sweet with fruit, somewhat astringent, with a choco finish. Palate is smooth and creamy.
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours dark brown with tan head solid retention. aroma is chocolate and hazel nuts. taste is medium body lots of coffee and some nuts and tiny barrel.
bwatkins73 (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolatey with a slight flavor of the whiskey Bourbon barrels. Reminds me of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout but with the whiskey flavor.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, pours a nice black and a good looking tan head, a nice roasty flavour, a nice light and not overpowering bourbon flavour, a good full bodied offering, enjoyable
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark dark pour with almost no head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Smooth and easy to drink. Sweet with slight acidic and bitter finish.
douglas88 (6111) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep black hue with a small brown head. A light sweet nose of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. The flavor is sweet light cocoa, roast, vanilla, wood. Very easy. Very mellow but not terrible. Smooth and easy.