bytemesis (3201) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a medium brown creamy head that slowly dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, a touch of soy sauce. Flavor is the same, light sweetness and a light woody astringency. Bourdon notes are strong. Medium body, lots of carbonation. Not as good as I was hoping, actually.
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with a thin lacy tan ring and moderate lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla sweetness, hints of chocolate and soy. Taste follows, with bitter coffee back and still a hint of astringency. Bourbon barrel aged is a whole hell of a lot better.
stevencon (450) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks jbruner. Dark black pour with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt bourbon wood chocolate. Taste similar. More complex and blended than the non barrel aged version.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki head. Fades normal.
S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted coffee, black licorice, dark fruits, candi sugar, and some booze.
T - Sweet dark chocolate and caramel malts, Bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, roasted coffee, black licorice, citrus and earthy hops, candi sugar, smoke, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced Barrel Aged Baltic Porter. Great complexity and depth added by the Bourbon barrels.
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is burned roasted with some spicy notes. Sure some bourbon there. The flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, hops and soy. Dominated by the bourbon.
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MOARBEER (92) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I expected this to be a monster but it was nothing of the sort. Aroma, although very strong bourbon was nowhere near as heavy as I expected. Taste also strong bourbon but somewhat thinner mouthfeel than the hype promised. A little too heavy on the bourbon and a little too lacking in depth. A great porter but my expectation was higher.
Yorker (1208) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon.
VsXsV (2284) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma of vanilla, buttery bourbon, wood, toffee, chocolate, light coffee, caramel and raw sugar. Some light dark fruit as well. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, bourbon and light chocolate. Reminds me of julmust. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit thin. Lovely aroma but both taste and body is a bit disappointing. Too bad.
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (Beers of Europe) 16/12/12.
Pitch black with a good tan head that thins but retains as a film and around the edge.
Nose is roast malt, bourbon, wood, chocolate, sweet dark sugars.
Taste comprises roast malts, sweet sugars, bourbon evident, mineral tones, chocolate, wood tones.
Full bodied with fine carbonation, a touch of spritz, sweet finish with a touch of booze.
Excellent beer, alcohol is well hidden, good balance between the sugar and the booze.
DesertDevil (530) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz. bottle, dark dark brown with smooth dark beige head, strong aroma of bourbon and licorice (maybe rhubarb). Smooth texture. Bourbon forward with bitter chocolate. Almost sour finish, dry. Nice, but bourbon tones are still a bit heavy, would benefit from another year of aging.