hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared by dakine on 2/16/10.
orange shade of porter colored brown with a soft tan head.
it smells very maple-y and smoky with notes of medicine pills, chocolate, roast, earth, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
it tastes the same and oddly is not sweet. lots of earthy savory notes (maple) with peppery spiciness and a lightly bitter dry hoppy finish. maple lingers long into the aftertaste.
medium bodied and rich yet not cloying. neat. 7/3/7/4/16/3.7
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Clear brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with some peat and oak. Malty flavor with a bit of oak, caramelly sweetness and hammy smoke with a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has dark brownish color with a bright white foam head. The aroma is somewhat bitter but has nutty and maple hint to it. It hits the tongue with a big punch but goes down really well. Getting the bottle open somewhat of a pain though.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium, bubbly tan head, fair retention. Aroma is moderate malt, vanilla, caramel, oak, whiskey, nutty, and medium floral hop, moderate alcohol though not hot. Flavor is moderate sweet caramel malt, maple, vanilla, oak, whiskey, and low hop flavor and bitterness. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 12.7 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a huge beige head that lingered forever and produced great lacing. The aroma was wood, vanilla and smoke in a odd but interesting mixture. The flavor was strong caramel and vanilla with undertones of toasted marshmallow, wood, fruity hops, sugar and just a hint of smoke at the end. Long finish with wood, vanilla, caramel and smoke lingering. Fairly full bodied. Better than the sum of itís parts. Excellent.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle (capped by a obnoxious red wax that was a pain to remove). Dark brown pour, nice medium thick off-white head. Aroma is of maple syrup with a hint of cotton candy. First flavor I pick up is of vanilla with some underlying maple syrup, some roasted notes, just a hint of chocolate and a bit of bourbon in the back end. Thick, rich, mouthfeel. Decent, but not worth the $10 price tag for a 12 oz bottle.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wax looks nice but itís a pain to get off. Murky burgundy in appearance, with just a thin head. Boozy-sweet nose. Somewhat chewy texture, especially after swishing. Wood flavors seemed to be one-dimensional, though not bad. Maple syrup element from start to finish. Wholesome notes of sweetened whiskey, brown sugar, corn and vanilla follow. Tasty, but it needs some depth.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Liquor Depot (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark cola brown to black with one finger foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with earthy funk and notes of band-aid, booze, smoke, chocolate, wood, maple syrup, caramel, honey, light boozy bourbon notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, sweet toffee, bourbon, wood, smoke, vanilla, coconut, caramel, light hints of molasses and earth. Medium body with a sweet malt finish.
tomthompson89 (1838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown pour has not much foam, nose is malt and oak with some booze mixed in. favor follows suit but is tasty, the oak is there but not dominant in a bad way, would have a ough time drinking a pint but at tasting its pretty interesting
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
wafted aromas: stouty roasted malt, bourbon. The bourbon took over the taste to me, and the mouthfeel was not thick, there was wood, and heavy carbonation. The mouthfeel had some bulking up, and yet was lacking and somewhat watered down.