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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft sample at FOBAB 2013. Pours a cloudy, deep brown color with a huge, frothy beige head. Notes of dark fruits, roasted and toasted and faintly smoked malts, spice, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Medium-bodied, with moderate soft carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6784) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a nearly total black color with a small tan head. A big sweet nose of bourbon and malt. The flavor tastes like Stone Smoked Porter with vanilla and wood, a bit of heat. Not overly smoky or bourbon filled. Smooth. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer deep blackish hue, dark and ominous, opaque inviting hues with dark elements. Dark and inviting with roast, toast, cocoa and vanilla. Mellow oak and barrel gives some life, roasty and caramel with gentle growing smoke elements. Silky smooth nose. Initial is fuller bodied, offering cocoa and roast, earth and gentle smoke. Earth, roast, and caramel. Touches of sweetness glide over vanilla, barrel, gentle spirit and earthy smoke. Middle shows deeper flavors, silky dark malts and earthy smoke, roast. Firm barrel, vanilla and cocoa, some coffee, kiss of dark fruit. Backend and finish show lingering smoke and barrel, firm malts donít let it get overwhelming with that sweet dark malts still giving some chase. Pretty nice beer here, the smoke element gives it a good vibe and some memorability for me. Nose is a touch lacking in strength, but the beer is quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft to taster at FoBAB í13. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoked malts, mild peat, mild bourbon, touches of vanilla and wood. Not crazy big, and may have suffered a bit compared to some of the other beers we were tasting around it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
On tap at brewery. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Chocolate, grain, light smoke aroma with a faint bourbon presence. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, smoke, and very faint bourbon. Silky medium bodied palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head
Aroma of roasted malts, smokey, coffee and chocolate
Taste of roasted malts, grainy and roast coffee
Very nice, smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5074) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a hint of smoke (could be power of suggestion). Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate, black licorice, and a touch of caramel. The finish has mild vanilla and a touch oak and smoke. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Thanks, Moll! Nose is a bit boozy and barrel heavy. Flavor has some booze an roast with light oxidation. A bit thin, but well carbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Hazy dark nutty brown, nearly black, with a thin foamy light tan head. The nose is immediately a bit chocolaty but transitions to a slightly spicy tortilla dough tone and some bourbon. The flavor is like a winter spice ale, totally out of nowhere for where the aroma was. Nice dark sweet malts with a bit of Christmas spices like clove and cinnamon, a bit of raisin, and doughiness with some bourbon twinged caramel on the back end. Very balanced, oddly enough, with a small touch of bitterness throughout, without much hoppy flavor, leaving way for dark Christmas like maltiness and a smooth undercurrent of light bourbon. And is that a light touch of coffee in the finish?! Very, very good.


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