kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Porter, Bourbon and Honey
Date: January 29, 2011
Source: Beerfest, ACAT 2011
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, cascading, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma, bourbon is balanced with the chocolate, vanilla and honey add to the sweetness and enrich the chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of honey and caramel sweetness, just a hint of the bourbon that grows towards the bottom of the glass
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at brewvival 2011. This was probably one of the biggest dissapointments of the day. Normally I love their stuff, but this was just a let down. They said it was primed with honey, but I tasted no evidence of that. Thin on the palate. Watery, like the ice left in a glass. Soy sauce and roast, but pretty boring really.
Lubiere (8330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet nutty chocolate, a bit of corn husk and vanilla. In mouth, a smooth woody porter with oaken notes, light alcohol, a bit of soy sauce, not bad. Cask. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.
dnstone (2000) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Signature bourboun vanilla aroma and taste. Poured on cask it had a fairly light mouth-feel.
mpersinger (316) - , California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pizza Paradiso (DC):
balanced between oak and roastiness, but slightly lean body
argo0 (10415) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) Medium beige head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, vanilla, some vinous, Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, chocolate, vinous, some smoke. Medium body, fairly smooth.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at ACBF. Overly woody with very basic bourbon notes and very basic porter notes. Not at all complex and the definition of boring for me.
LilBeerDoctor (2821) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at ACBF09. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon and roasted malt. Flavor is completely dominated by the bourbon, leaving any beer completely hidden. Another awful example of a barrel aged beer. Ugh.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand-drawn from the cask at Pizzaria Paradiso in Georgetown. Pours a dark reddish-brown almost black with a small creamy khaki head. Strong aroma of wood (oak?) and some vanilla. Flavor is mostly wood and whisky, some smoke and a tiny bit vanilla and cocoa. Beautiful mouth-feel, but I suppose that’s to be expected. Could hardly tell this was a porter for all the wood and bourbon. Yummy.
nimbleprop (3053) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had two pints of this on cask at Pizza Paradiso in Washington D.C. Pours a translucent, hazy, deep brown with ruby fringe and a creamy, lacing, white head. Nose is mostly bourbon but not in a bad way, oak, vanilla, light caramel, some light candy. Flavor was nice. Initially you get mostly bourbon, vanilla and wood but the beer sneaks in at the end with some caramel malts, a light nuttiness and some milk chocolate. Extremely smooth in the mouth and going down with a filminess that lasts in the mouth. This was a bit of a letdown, very thin and a little watery. Not bad, but not complex. I like my barrel aged beers to have some more depth.