bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of wood, greenness, raisins, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, wood, bourbon, chocolate, and raisins.
Dogbrick (10434) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. The beer is a very dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, oak and vanilla. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and vanilla. The finish is roasty with a charred malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
deyholla (9296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer Eleventeen party. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of rubbing alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and a bit of bourbon. Flavor is full of vanilla with a bit of caramel that is backed by roasted malts and a hint of bourbon.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Moth. Pours with a black hued body and tan head. Aromas of whiskey, Jack Daniels-esque (as opposed to a richer bourbon character), currants, plums, dark fruits, wood. A bit of sharp tannin, cola. Flavors are a touch watery and thin. Big bourbon, roasted, nutty, walnuts and cola with a dark fruit/stewed prune character. Medium carbonation, somewhat low in body.
SudsMcDuff (7521) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Houston, Flying Saucer .. . Pours black as the night, light foam .. . aroma of bourbon and tar mostly .. . good doses of bourbon, tar, light roast, and oil .. . a nice beer! .. . Hey, we didn’t have a message on our answering machine when we left. How very odd.
djd07 (7228) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with small quickly diminishing tan head. Roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and light hop with bourbon. Easy to drink, a good porter from Real Ale.
onceblind (6380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a thin fading off white head. Gigantic nose with loads of bourbon and sugary vanilla oak. Flavor has loads of bourbon and sticky dark roast malt, a bit of molasses, loads of charred oak, touch of coffee, dark earthy sweet malt and more bourbon.
blutt59 (6364) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, cola and amber color with no head, malty graham and toffee aroma, flavor is bourbon, malt, cookies, sweet with good finish
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Common Table.
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very heavy on the oak with some bourbon and vanilla notes. There is no doubt that this is a barrel-aged beer.
The flavor is more of the same with a few additions. I get a little roasted malt and chocolate, but once again there is a ton of flavor imparted from the barrel aging. I get a lot of vanilla, maple, oak and some cinnamon. A very tasty mix of flavors.
Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at Common Table) clear ruby brown, ring of tan bubbles. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, figs, milk chocolate and dark fruits. Taste of raisins, chocolate, Graham cracker, vanilla, and slightly over-ripe dark fruits. Well carbonated and a decent flavored linger. More like a bourbon barrel aged Belgian dark than a porter.