maxwelldeux (2903) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. New 2014 vintage, aged in whiskey barrels. Pours a near black color with a small tan head on it. Nose has some roasting in there, but is predominantly whiskey forward. Taste is lightly chocolatey, with a good amount of roasting in there. Feels smooth like velvet. Yum.
douglas88 (5460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass at Mongers. Pours a dark chocolate color with a medium brown head. A light nose of whiskey, more charred wood, some chocolates and vanilla. Sweet flavors, ash, milky, vanilla, bourbon, pretty smooth, oats or grains, roast, a bit of smoke.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Black pour with big khaki head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, and perhaps a bit of tartness. Fairly big alcohol right off the bat, and an alcohol burn at the finish.
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, huge frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   The last bit of pour on this one was
nothing but foam!   Soft roast, a little apple skin on the nose.   Not getting any bourbon here.   Very airy on
the tongue, roasty, a bit acrid and astringent.   Here I can notice some woodiness and bourbon.   However, its real
airy and foamy.   Outside of being real foamy and airy, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes acrid, acidic,
astringent, with some bourbon notes and faint roast and pale fruit skin.   Slightly metallic too.   Not what I was
hoping for, although I have heard of there being some issues with some of the beers.   Damnit all!   Does have some
lingering bourbon bits tho.
mathieuc (919) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra from a trade with nate321, thanks a lot Nate! Pours pitch black with a thick "mousse"-like head, quite good looking. Aroma is chocolate and coffee and no bourbon, still a really nice porter nose though. Taste is quite dry with a lot of roasted flavors. Carbonation was a touch higher than I’d like but it’s not that bad, really. Again, no bourbon flavors (or maybe the tinyest bit) and alcohol is completely hidden. Overall a good porter that has no defect except for the fact that it has none of the advertised barrel aging characteristics.
tom10101 (2079) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Black with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, earthy notes and light bourbon. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla and a tiny presence of dark fruits. Medium body. Good carbonation. Not really complex, but well balanced. I usually like when barrel treatment are discrete, but this one is maybe a tad too light. This is a good Porter with no major flaws, just not one that your stunned by.
kathouse (777) - Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of wood and smoke from this heavily roasted porter. Huge carbonation contributes to a full mouthfeel. Vanilla, licorice, and coffee flavors merge for a dry finish. Perfect with chocolate!
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle poured a black color with aromas of light roast and bourbon. Flavors are roast, ligh coffee and some bourbon, light on the palate nice beer overall, subtle barell notes as well.
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very black with a 4+ finger foamy tan head. Given the huge head aroma is problematic - but at least chocolate and bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy chocolate with some very smooth burnt malt, and a good deal of bourbon/vanilla. There may be some oak astringency, but ... There’s a little dark fruit and maybe some earthy hop. It is dry, astringent, and arguably quite bitter. Gets a little dark fruit in the long finish. Very tasty.
CampesinoTino (712) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Appearance is black with a layer of light brown foam. Plenty of bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar and bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. The taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and caramelized sugars upfront followed by dark fruit and vanilla notes. Also a mild bourbon presence throughout. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slightly creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry, charred oak finish. Similar to Caldera’s Mogli in a lot of ways.