HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Legitimately awful, I don’t know how nobody else has mentioned how this beer completely sucks. Tasted like Dr. Pepper with sour warheads dropped into it, nothing like an imperial porter, body too thin, flavors flat as a board, just completely one-note and the only hint that this is barrel aged is a slightly metallic twinge. Yuck.
BiiruBierBeer (104) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
All heavy bourbon smell. Full bodied with very low carbonation. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, and booze. The alcohol brings a bit of heat with it to the palate.
Daniel719 (133) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent beer. Pours a dark brown color. Maybe a little black. It was dark. Not much of a smell and there was a little bit of head. You get the hops on the scent more than anything. Taste is more like a pale ale than a porter because they use so many hops. Very hoppy. You get chocolate up front and you can get the porter on the very back. It was definitely different from most porters. Overall pretty decent.
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Vermont. Pours thick brownish black with creamy beige head. Aromas and flavor of liquor barrel, plums, spice, vanilla bean, fig and light hops. Body was medium to heavy, very light carbonation, just ok. It was boozey at times and also a little too thick.
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to half-pint glass at Dark Lord Day. Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells good too; chocolate malt and hops with a nice oak presence. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff!
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DLD 2013. Dark brown color. Minimal tan head. Bigger body. Kind of a chewier taste, light carbonation. More dry finish. Tastes much bigger than standard Alpha Klaus. Wood, little vanilla, little spice, bigger liquor taste. Milk chocolate, much less pronounced hop, but still mildly hoppy. More stout-like malt characteristics, little roast, but not quite the body of a stout, so the barrel is a little more pronounced, but it’s nice. Bitter taste, light sweet, good long complex aftertaste. Much boozier than regular Alpha Klaus, but no burn or bite, nice warm buzz. Good, interesting stuff.
conway (1397) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours port wine color with no head. Lots of bourbon barrel, malt and chocolate notes on the nose and tongue. Thinner than I'd like and bourbon is a little too prominent.
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle 168/ 4-something. Pours deep deep brown. Head is tan and lasting as a film. bourbon, floral, citrus, spice, vanilla. Bourbon really sends out by itself though. Flavor is hops, bourbon, vanilla and wood. Odd to have a small beer aged on bourbon barrels. Fun to try.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml waxed bottle served in a Portsmouth snifter. Bottle shared by Frank (Lurchingbeast) I think? Thanks either way!
A: Pours a nice strong black color with dark brown edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Stick sheets of lace are left down the glass.
S: Nice bourbon with a little spice with some nice roasty malts and some chocolate with a little oak.
T: Nice boozy spice with some light fruity esters poking in there as well. Roasted malts, light oak, smooth chocolate and some nice caramel and vanilla barrel sweetness on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation and a smooth boozy finish.
O: Very impressed with this one. I would really like to try the variants, but the this one had a solid and balanced barrel character.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-16-2012
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, huge thanx to Kermis for sharing this one! Pours a jet black colour with a two finger, tanned head. Aroma is full of bourbon, oak and dark fruits. Flavour is really sweet, missing some roasted notes, but not disturbing at all. The bourbon is really present in the flavour and it has a cloying, thick mouthfeel. One to enjoy for sure!