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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for 8 months, our deliciously roast chocolatey Eugene Porter now packs a punch.

This entry shares a place for the original Barrel Aged Eugene entry which was aged in a Heaven Hill barrels for 6 months.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (37) - - DEC 3, 2014
Smells distinctly of bourbon. Nice camel colored head. Excellent color, almost midnight black. Taste is amazing. Coffee and bourbon on the front, sweet (but not too sweet) on the back. This is really good and I will drink it anytime it is available.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is, initially, a strong bourbon with secondary notes of chocolate and pie crust. As the bourbon fades from the aroma, it becomes more more caramel in nature. It pours a near fully opaque, but sparkling (along the edges) brown with a medium, dense ring and wispy surface. The lace is dense, but runny. It’s highly, malty sweet with just a light touch of bitter. The beer is slick and a bit sticky with a light, prickly carbonation. The full body is all the flavors of bourbon, without the alcohol fire; so lots of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and wood with some cola late. There’s a sweet and roasty, sugary toffee finish with a woody and candy caramel aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at the brewpub this past week, on release day I think (unintentionally). Lovely beer. Not too hot or boozy. A nice creamy, coffee-ish Eugene with a nice bourbon vanilla flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, earth, oak, and molasses. Finish brings out a bit of vanilla and light booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle #22, not sure which vintage, 6/16/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, mild vanilla and whiskey. The taste is roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, whiskey. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5825) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bomber to taster. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a bit of tartness on the tongue. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. From notes. Black with coffee and chocolate. Boozy with a hint of something tart. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is a strong chocolate and roast. Medium mouthfeel with nice sweet roast, raisin, dark chocolate, hides alcoholw well, very impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle pour thanks to my friend Josh. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is sweet bourbon and chocate and vanilla beans. The taste is sweet and boozy with vanilla coming through nicely. Thicker mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Deep brown. Bourbon, caramel and vanilla. All things I love.

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