orangesol (963) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours jet black with a small tan head leaving little to no lace down the glass. Just like the stout, it is nothing amazing really, just another porter.
S - Smells of chocolate, vanilla, warm bourbon and a decent amount of booze. Very nice balance of aromas for most of the glass going a touch bourbon heavy toward the end of the glass.
T - Starts off with plenty of chocolatey sweetness quickly giving way to the warm bourbon, dry oak and light vanilla sweetness. Sweet heat finish, lingering on the palate long after the finish. Not as balanced as the stout but still fairly easy to consume.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel with plenty of backing heat. The body is a little thiner than the stout and the added heat doesn’t help things either.
O - A very enjoyable BA porter. A little boozier than the little amps but it is still very nice. One of these as a night cap is awesome, two or more and I wouldn’t be able to walk out of here.
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Sweet bourbon right up front straight in the face holes, with some chocolate creamy sweetness, lighter roasted malts, and a long bourbony finish. Very easy drinking for the ABV. Sweet jesus in a g-string this is damn good beer.