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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
First beer to review for Pitchfork. On draught at the brewery taproom in Hudson, Wisconsin during their first bottle limited release. Pours an opaque cola brown colored brew with a thick creamy dark beige head that really sticks with the glass. Aroma of typical dry Irish stout-like character with some vanilla bean and a hint of coconut. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, vanilla bean, light honey, some floral hops and very little bourbon. Finish is semi-dry and is well balanced for an imperial porter and vanilla bean. The bourbon is very light to detect but the barrel aging really gave this imperial porter a smooth finish with a light lingering whipped cream and vanilla after taste. Allow to warm up and some of the Four Roses bourbon comes through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Approximately 4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Hudson, Wisconsin. Consumed on 12-5-14. Pours surprisingly light brown for the style, medium brown overall. Cool, deep, red hue/glow. Beige head. Looks good. Boozy, bourbon-like, malty aroma. Corn and molasses scents. Chocolate, bourbon, and mocha flavors. Unsophisticated smell but tastes a bit better. I do eventually, yes, get vanilla and rose in the taste. Medium body. Smooth, soft, and not ideally well carbonated in the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Small tap sampler from the brewer. Pours dark brown with low carbonation. Aroma of caramel, bourbon barrel, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet up front with a smooth hop finish. Very smooth. Flavors of honey, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, and a slight citrusy finish. Very good beer. Wish I had grabbed a bottle when it was released. Thanks Mike for the taste!

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