brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost black in color with a khaki head. Roasted malt, some bourbon, and cocoa. Oak, tons of green apple, and a touch of solvent on the nose. The flavor is solventy and heavy on the green apple. Roasted malt, bourbon, cocoa, and some coffee. Not very pleasant.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a brown head. Brownie batter, vanilla, alcohol is hidden great. Smooth and rich.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled February 2013. Ageing did it some good, as very bourbon but smooth, bourbon not overwhelming. Black, smooth, significant aroma. Also chocolate in aroma. I think this one from masterski trade.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a lovely, tall, dark beige head. The aroma was sweet and bourbonny upfront, over well-roasted (near-burnt) black patent and molasses.. sweeter chocolate undertones.. great balance! The flavor found warm, burnt black malts cut by milkier sugars and vanilla.. sweet bourbon and toasty oak laced throughout.. solid balance, but not quite up to par with the nose. Heavy-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. I really enjoyed this!
crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma and flavor of black tea. Was expecting coffee but this has a strange flavor and scent to it.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a small beige head. I haven’t had the regular Eugene but this makes me want to try it. Notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, caramel malts, and roast. Very simple, smooth, and balanced. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, roasted malty mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Very nice.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FoBAB 2010: Basically opaque with just a hint of amber highlight, long lasting creamy off-white head and very good lace. The aroma seems more that a bit old and oxidized (more than your average BA beer) with some flowery, tobacco, and leathery earthy vapours, plum and walnut, a touch of vanilla and bourbon, a some beginnings of wild yeast lactic acid tones. The taste is twangy and fruity with a nutty and bready background. Light handed coffee and chocolate tones along with equally light handed bourbon character. The issue is a the hint of infected lactic sourness that sort of detracts from it all. The mouth feel is smooth and lush, easy to drink. While there are a few flaws, I also liked that it was not a bourbon bomb and you still could get a lot of basic porter character about this beer.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2010 (Chicago, IL). Pours a roasty brownish black opaque hue, decent tannish head laces ok. Aromas are roasty malts, vanilla, some floral and pine, cocoa. Initial is mellow, roasty maalts, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, wet oak, rich spirit. Oak, sweet, vanilla, bourbon. Some light spirirt, wert hops. Finish is balanced sweet, roast, toast, warm. Nice hops shine through, still fairly fresh, the barrel takes a bigger hold on the beer, spirit and warmth. Nice beer, a bit green around the edges, but I think that"s what they were going for honestly. I’d like another go at this, I really enjoyed it.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Revolution. Nice whiskey aroma up front, though that overpowers everything else just a bit. Underneath nice notes of coffee, chocolate, and roast.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dark, near black with a thin head. Nose bourbon notes on the nose. These bourbon characters came through in the flavor of course. Sweet and malty with whiskey booze in there. Chocolate and vanilla sweetness too. What you’d expect from a barrel aged porter.