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Oregon Trail Bourbon Barrel Porter

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Oregon Trail Bourbon Porter is a beer as big as the West. Masterfully brewed in the true pioneer spirit. This robust porter is aged in Kentucky oak bourbon barrels. The result is a deep mahogany elixir, rich with oaky smoothness, bold bourbonesque aroma, with hints of fruit and vanilla. Good at either end of the trail.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Full rich aroma of chocolate, vanilla and graham cracker/s’more. Abv well hidden though this is quite the decadent beer. First impression of Oregon Trail is a good one. Deeeelicious..."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (831) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Batch #4: Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, roast. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet but not cloying with a wood tannin drying following and ethanol finish. Overall this is an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, dark brown hue with a gigantic, uncontrollable chestnut head which leaves tons of lacing on the way down. S- Lots of bourbon, roasted malts, creamy, caramel, hints of an underlying floral character. T- Very full, starts with lots of silky smooth caramel and malt sweetness that moves into a mellow bourbon character and is topped off by an aftertaste of roasted malt. M- Thick with low carbonation. D- This beer was delicious. Just the right amount of bourbon to compliment this strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of bourbon, a little vanilla, and bourbon. Flavour is all bourbon and vanilla, with a thinner silky body. Very flavourful and quite sweet without being cloying. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Extremely solid beer. Vanilla nad caramel overtake the rich cocoa and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Very dark molasses brown with a thick light brown head. Early lace, decent retention for a barrel aged beer. Aroma is very sweet, with lots of bourbon and oak, underlying chocolate. Flavour showcases the barrel well, and in good balance with chocolate malts, some dark caramel, medium bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel, nice carbo. Certainly sweet, but without any harsh booziness. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (891) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Black with light tan head. Mild bourbon nose. More of a brown ale than a porter, malty taste with some barrel character. Low carbonation with medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Mmmm... all of this awesomeness starts with a deep brown color and a light brown head. Looks great, and a little cloudy. Its aroma is soft and a little woody, but dominated by bourbon and a sweet, light roast. You get a plant-like whaft in the nose as it goes down the throat. Wow, what a nice mouth feel. It’s a little thin, but has a perfect roast presence, is easy and alcoholic, but nicely covered by the bourbon. Get enough of this in your mouth and it almost tastes like bourbon with a dash of water. Wowsers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a small khaki colored head. S: Definitely a bit of bourbon with only a mild vanilla aroma. Plenty of oak with just as much roasted malt to go along with it. There’s some hints of dark chocolate and coffee there, too. T: The flavor is somewhat watery, though you can certainly still taste the bourbon. Lightly sweet with some toffee malt flavors and hints of plums. A bit of coffee, some chocolate, and very minimal vanilla. M: Light bodied with medium to high carbonation. O: Had some okay traits, but too many flaws to be all that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
22oz at the DC Local Tasting. Appearance is dark brune with a medium, tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, butter, roast, vinous, not much bourbon. Taste is ashy, bitter, roasty, astringent, chalky, tannic oak. Not much bourbon or vanilla.

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