GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 ounce draft pour (Labeled as Barrel-Aged Porter w/ vanilla and cocoa) at SAVORís Friday night session. Pours dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, light bourbon. Tasting notes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, bourbon. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Very dark brown with a tan head. Vanilla, cherry and gingerbread aromas. Sweet, sticky cherry/vanilla flavors that you donít get in the regular porter. Well done.
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: pours a dark chocolaty brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet bourbon, vanilla and bread. Taste is lots of chocolate and bourbon, with some fruitiness and vanilla. Nice beer.
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Livermore Saloon. It pours dark brown with reddish tints and a khaki colored head. The aroma is nutty and lightly fruity/acidic with whiskey. The flavor has nuts, vanilla, dates, toast and lighter notes of cocoa. The body is a bit thin to support all these flavors. Pretty nice drinker though.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate and bourbon on the nose with roasted grain and malt notes. Tastes of chocolate, bourbon, roasted grain, vanilla, and oak with a thick chewy palate.
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon, wood, and ashy dark malts on the aroma. A good deal of bourbon. Dark brown pour with a great tan head and wonderful lace. Flavor begins woody, moves through some chocolate, light roast, and a shit ton of bourbon throughout. Sweet brown sugar and vanilla plus wood. Hot. Very nice, but alot of damn bourbon.
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2010. I think this is correct, wood aged porter, Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel. Roasted dark malts, chocolate, light coffee, fruit, oak, and some bourbon. Very light touch of vanilla. Good, but not the best on the lineup.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a tan film atop. Leaves behind spotty lacing.
Aroma: Big, chewy caramel aroma at first. Some sweet cereal and wood as well.
Taste: Big oak, liquid medicine, burnt sugar, finishes with a unique sour twang.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, modest carbonation. Not as sticky as I anticipated.
Overall: Very yummy and very woody.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Lots of spicy wood, bourbon, vanilla, and even some licorice on the nose. Lots of vanilla in here as well. Big plum and prune flavors, and some spicy wood notes. Lingering roast rounds it out.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 On tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC during unofficial DC Beer Week (aka Savor Week) - 06.04.2010.
A: Poured a near-black with a thin, tan head.
S: Very rich bourbon notes alongside chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and oak.
T: The bourbon comes through even more. Itís the most dominant flavor, yet at the same time itís incredibly subtle and delicious. Pairs mightily well with the chocolate and vanilla undertones.
M: Super creamy and simply outstanding. The bourbon provides just the right amount of heat to pair with the rest of the flavors.
D: A fantastic sipper. If this were a bottled limited release, Iíd be clamoring for it. As is, Iím very happy I was at least able to try a glass of this on draft.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-05-2010