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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by 77ships. Aroma is bourbon,chocolate, caramel and unfortunately a little sour. Tastes like bourbon, vanilla, some hops. Too bad there's a little sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
A bit more barrel, chocolate and slightly fuller body than the bean gene, obviously less coffee and less astringency but still kinda meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2115) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
December 28, 2014 - bottle from Famous. Dark brown pour with big head that faded quickly. Aroma and taste of roasted malt and bourbon. Slight dry and bitter finish. Medium body with some carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1827) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bomber from Jimís in Mundelein. Bourbon nose, without much underneath. Taste somewhat follows, with some faint caramel and chocolate showing through. Bourbon led and bourbon follows. Gene was a bit of a random porter, and Mean seems to miss depth as well. 14.1 on flavor of the vanilla-bourbon alone.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (180) - - 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 (862) - 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. Itís 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. Thereís 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 (1264) - 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 (1731) - 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 (10703) - 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 (6761) - 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.


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