jsnicholas (311) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $12): Very dark reddish brown. Tan head. Medium carbonation. Smell and taste bourbon and toasted malts. Not very complex, but very drinkable.
mikedR (1455) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good but not great. Two problems here. First, amazingly boozy for the ABV. Second, the bourbon is just too overpowering for the base porter.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a watery opaque black with some spitty white eggshell head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, toast. Flavor is sweet, molasses, vanilla, coconut, malty, toast. Medium bodied, smooth finish.
sonnycheeba (4045) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red tint and thin beige head; spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, bourbon, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Flavor matches the nose with heavy bourbon/alcohol notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of beerandblues2, thanks! Barrel aged. Clear dark maroon, white edge head, barrel aged. Taste is subtle bourbon and sweet chocolate, barrel aged, of course. Taste is better because it’s barrel aged.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet chocolate and roasted nose with dark fruit and ash. Taste is sweet and ashy , sweet and chocolaty.
BeerandBlues2 (10449) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate and roast malt with dark fruits. Flavor is dark malt, oak and bourbon, light hops and dark fruity esters with a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle; dense black pour; light creamy texture with stale malt and dry sugar; light bourbon and roast on the nose; some licorice, vanilla, oak, coffee and candy sugar; almost a baltic porter to me with the sugary, lager-like sweetness; texture is thin and still; quite nice overall