cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím in love and her name is MAC! This is unbelievable the flavors are to good for words....drop what youíre doing and go find this beer. No really, go find this beer and savor every drop. No thanks needed, youíre goiní to love it!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Nice black color,small tan head that faded a little to quickly.Nice roasty malt coffee aroma,sort of semi-sweet as well.Whoa this brew kicks ass,chocolate and roasted malt then you get a nice hit of bourbon and wood and maybe even a smoky side as well.It is surprisingly smooth and the hops are there but in just the right amount not over whelming at all.Hell even my wife likes it,and she doesn't like much beyond my homebrews,The finish is chocolate and coffee and smooth as hell with a nice mild coffe chocolate after taste.You seem to just get a brief blast of bourbon and thats it,just a teaser.I'm not afraid to give this a perfect score because it's a damn fine brew and i know what i like.
Rerate:After trying a few bottles more i might have to knock this down a little not that it changed so much but after further review it's not quite a perfect score but still close.
mjbennett (3) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had this only once. I bought a bottle and fell in love immediately upon opening it. When I went back for more it was gone. Woe is me....
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers ever made, no seriously, this is an amazing porter, carmel, chocolate taste run through your mouth fiercely with a hazelnut finish and a bourbony tang at the end, very creamy and rich. I love this beer, buy as many as you can before they run out.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This could be the very best porter to be unleashed upon the world. Black as night with a beige head of thick froth that you can scoop with a spoon...and anjoy as a merengue-like appetizer. If you close your eyes you can smell the bourbon behind the sweet malt, chocolate, and coffee that comprise this masterful brewís bouquet. This brew is as smooth and yummy as anything Iíve ever tasted, rich, creamy, full of fruit, cocoa, and some of the aforementioned whiskey! At our last 3 beer tastings, this has been the hands-down favorite. If they should ever make this available on tap, I will buy a keggerator that same day...and die a happy man.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque balck with big tan head. Aroma of chocolate baklava with woody tones. Burnt Malts. Smooth and very creamy chocolate, yet not oversweet. Nice twangy overtones. Dry coffee and wood finish. Wonderful mouthfeel, chewy. Highly recommended. Thanks TAR!
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque brown/black color, with light brown head. Strong roasty bourbon aroma. Very rich roasted coffee, chocolate, and sour bourbon flavors. Thich creamy feel. Very tasty!
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003: Nearly opaque black with ruby highlights and a medium diminishing tan head. Absolutely beautiful. Amazing aroma of coffee, bourbon, wood, roast, malt, vanilla and chocolate. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. Bourbon is the most prominent flavor. Roast, chocolate, coffee, licorice and vanilla sit in the background. A very pleasing roast, chocolate and coffee aftertaste lingers on. Big thanks to Slikwily for this one!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 bottled: got lucky to find this and im glad i did. yes, scraff you got one coming, if i dont drink it first. ive never had the plane blackwatch cream porter but this one is spectacular. we poured this into two glasses a 16 oz pint glass and the remainder into a trappist glass. the tan-brown head lingered in the trappist glass but was gone quickly in the pint. nice nose- changed as i drank it and as the beer warmed. first chocolate coffee notes, second some burnt chared aromas...and then the best came last with a distinct bourbon nose. on the palate a nice soft almost greasy feel that slips away without a peep, what i would expect from a CREAM porter. whole lot of great flavors that have nicely mellowed choc, toffee, buttery, mild fuggles hops and nuts. this is a beautiful beer and one of the best porters ive had, its the shiiite.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Very dark brown (pretty much black), opaque, with a nice beige head. The aroma was huge...bourbon, coffee, clove, and dark chocolate. The flavor was equally as big...bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, clove, and espresso. Thick, slightly crisp, feel. An extremely sweet and rich beer. Awesome!