PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a thick inky black with an initial eggshell white head that fades after a bit. Aroma is that of bourbon, molasses, and prunes. Flavor is a little bit over the top and cloying and since I am not one of those that thinks that anything that is barrel aged is golden - this just did not sit right. Strong bourbon overtones, some molasses, just a hint of soy sauce, some sweet prunes. Mouthfeeel is thick enough. About eight ounces would have been enough. Glad this was marked down to $7.99.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have had this three times now... RBWG, at Brianís moving/cellar cleaning party, and at the epic BA barleywine tasting... all three times it was awful, especially compared to the beers around it. Oddly enough it comes across as sour, salty, hay, and chocolate on the aroma, with a sour hay flavor, roast, and more chocolate, hints of boozy whiskey. Awful stuff.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by mlunger @RBWG-JAX-dissipating tan-mahogany. A-bourbon/wood, dk fruit, dk malt. T-bourbon/wood, dk fruit, dk malt, hop bite.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium tan-small head. Aroma toasty malt, dried fruit, vanilla. Full body. Some alcohol. Caramel and date-like flavors at first, overall pretty sweet. Then becomes almost stout-like with chocolate and coffee and roasted malts and some wood/oak and slightly bitter finish. Unfocused but interesting.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of malt, slight bourbon and oak. Taste is malty with bourbon and too much barrel. Not bad but not great.
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crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin, bourbony, slight tartness. Doesnít have a huge depth of maltiness for me but rather a thin caramally sort of maltiniess.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from ABC on Betton rd. Brown pour with a thin off-white that almost disappears completely. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol and dark fruit. Tastes are sweet malts, molasses, vanilla, caramel, light bourbon, little burnt, little leathery. Dry-ish bitter finish. Kind of strange oily thin palate with tingle of carbonation. Tough one to rate - itís good, but kind of all over the place.
Sledutah (3629) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark roasted malts and dark fruit
Taste: Dark malts, coffee and chocolate
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ar RBWG, thanka to Matt. Pours black-brown with a creamy, foamy tan head. Nose holds some. Dark and toasty malta in the nose. Medium sweet flavor with atro gly tangy berries. Medium bodied with light carvonation. Warming finish, further dough and tangy berries, more tangy berriea.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Aroma of oak, vanilla, and caramel. This is very good for a shipyard brew. Very smooth with hints of oak, vanilla, plums, and dates. This is quite on the delicious side. Very nice!