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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams aged in Bourbon Barrels


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mystiksc (60) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Growler fill via Stone Store Pasadena. Nose is mostly bourbon, hints of toffee, coffee, caramel. Pour is very dark, moderate carbonation, light lacing. Definitely a monster of a porter. Palate is bourbon, coffee, hops, and dark malts. Alcohol is definitely present in this one. Very interesting brew and would love to see how this would turn out in 6 months, and then a year. If I could find it again..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours dead black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is so bourbon. Med + body. The flavor is so bourbon. There’s some malt/hop stuff - maybe. The finish is so bourbon. Not excessive, but a lot of bourbon. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at The Bistro BA Festival. Pours reddish brown with a modest beige head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a very bourbon flavor over a nice darkl malt base.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at barrel aged festival. Color is black with off brown head. Aroma is chocolate and chili. Taste is sweet with chocolate chilli, dark malts and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Growler thanks to richiesd. Pours a clear, deep ruby to black. Little carbonation. Nose is strawberry, cheese, chocolate, blueberry. Taste is sweet strawberry, dark chocolate, mild cocoa butter slickness. Lemon tea finish- tart. Not as heavy as you would expect. Barrel character low.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a mahogany looking body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of sticky sugary prunes, sweet malts, a little bit of musty earthiness and then it gets both nutty and molasses like. The taste is rich delivering an almost black strap molasses like sweetness and spiciness to go along with dark roasted malts. It then flows into sweet prune like esters and then lingering roastiness into the finish as well as a touch of booze. Nice rich brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkenHobbit (4) - Carbondale, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
Pours a deep blackish-brown, not quite as heavy as the KBS but still substantial. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla with some nice smokey accents. As soon as it hits the mouth, you know you’ve made a good choice. The roasted malts and smoke pair perfectly with the bourbon. Finishes smoothly with hints of caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Had it as the first pour off a keg at Hangar 9.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9223) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark brown pour. Several samples at GABF. Loads of aromas here!! Smile, tar, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, roast. Smoke and bourbon never tasted so good together. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (918) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Growler fill from brewery. NOTE: The tag on the growler has this at 11.9% (though currently listed here as 9%). Pours black with three fingers of light brown head. Nice complex aroma of charred wood, thick molasses, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, campfire-roasted marshmallows, vanilla, boozy barrel, roasted nuts, and a hint of maple syrup. Flavor has lots of bourbon up front followed by fudgy dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, vanilla extract, some astringent smokiness, and some dark coffee. Not overly sweet or smoky, but quite a boozy flavor and finish. I was surprised to see a BA version of this beer as I understand it was brewed only once and apparently not a whole lot of it. I liked the original and the extra six months or so in the bourbon barrel have only improved it. (5, 744)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4395) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Growler fill from stone. Murky dark brown pour, small tan head. Smooth milk chocolate, sweet cocoa and vanilla, bourbon, light smoke, and a touch of dried fruit. The alcohol is completely hidden, no booze. A nice smooth, easy drinking bourbon BA beer if there is such a thing.


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