Nsanders (491) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a tan ring. Vanilla, oatmeal, roasted malt, bourbon and oak. Taste is malty sweet with an alcohol aftertaste. Body is heavier with an oily feel
kkleu357 (278) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. I wish they would go to pop top caps. Dark medium viscosity body. Huge coffee aroma. I thought the taste was a little mild, but very drinkable. Then I realized it was a porter not a stout so the heavy roasted sweetness missing is normal. Pretty good. Could really l easily drink a lot of this.
AWISLguy (1262) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Discount in Milwaukee served at fridge temperature - very excited to see this one was re-released after 4-5 years! Pours inky black with a bit of a foamy tan head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has all bakers chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Lovely! Rich and decadent. Taste is of sweet cocoa, bitter espresso, bakers chocolate, some espresso and some vanilla. Medium to full bodied and lovely in the choco/coffee/vanilla blend (2 parts and 2 parts to 1). Finishes with some length, and slightly more sweet than bitter, with the chocolate/vanilla slightly passing the bakers chocolate & espresso components. This is very nice! As a note, a cellar temp version did not impress quite as much. Tyranena SO does porters!! This one is a great option to cellar for a while, but not sure I’ll be able to not drink what is left; going to need to find another 4 pack ....
BoBoChamp (5427) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
36cl, as Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild! ’Devil Over a Barrel’, exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx alot to Koen for bringing this over!, complex Porter, malty/roasted and slightly alcoholic/sweet/woody, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
gleite311 (2) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The appearance is of a typical imperial porter or stout - dark and inky with a very slight foam where the top of the pour meets the glass. The aroma has clear coffee notes as well as whiffs of raisin, nut and caramel. The taste is very nice, following on the same sensations of the aroma (coffee, caramel, a toasted nutty flavor and a hint of vanilla) and is very nice. The coffee especially is present at the back of the tongue on the finish of a sip. Mouth-feel/palate is again very typical of a good imperial porter, not overly thick, but it has a lot more texture than a lighter beer. This is a very nice beer, which I’m thankful a friend brought back from WI for me to enjoy here in California.
rxeight (1301) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Nice coffee and mocha aroma. Taste is brownies with a touch of espresso. Bourbon notes are very subtitle. Balanced and easy to drink. Might be the only bourbon stout I could pound.
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin black pour with some tan head. Lots of tan lacing. Huge coffee nose with some bourbon undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but fine for a porter (maybe thin for an imperial porter?). Tons of flavor. Coffee, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Yum.
MarinEvelyn (545) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful aroma of chocolate and oatmeal and coffee. Taste is similar, a slight sweet, bitter finish.
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, medium tan head
Aroma is coffee, dark and bakers chocolate and oats. Light Oakley vanilla.
Flavour is coffee right off the bat. Chocolate covered espresso beans.
Oily oat mouthfeel. Roasted malt, vanilla, woody hop bitterness in finish.
Very little bourbon for me.
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arkurzynski (1507) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brownish black pour with huge fluffy tan head. Nose is fantastic! Huge fresh, ashy/smokey coffee, brown sugar and bourbon with light vanilla. Flavor is more fresh smokey coffee, light bourbon, roasted malt, light vanilla sweetness. Silky smooth oat character with lingering light, sweet bourbon and coffee. All flavors well-melded. Dig the fact that this was not 100% barrel-aged. Made flavors more nuanced and appreciable.