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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Midnight Black, big,rich and semi-sweet, dark malts,yield coffee,carmel and toffee flavors. Barrel aging-adds vanilla,toasted oak and hazelnut. mmm,satisfying so ...Who’s your daddy now?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
pour is opaque dark brown with a tight creamy brown head. Nose is heavy roast coffee, notes of bourbon and chocolate. Taste is bourbon up front, light wood, notes of dry chocolate and a touch of coffee rind, a bit charred in back. Body is thick and rich up front but thins a little and back, soft carbonation, becomes a touch sweet in finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2585) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours deep black with a ring of tan head. Bourbon heat on the nose, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, and some medium roast malt. Taste is smooth. Nutty chocolate, powdery cocoa, vanilla, and toffee notes. Smooth and full in the mouth. Good stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoostIPA (1110) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Got this as an extra from somebody... Thanks bro, whoever you are. Pours a subtle almost black with inky red edges. Almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, barrel, salty pretzels. A little edgy on the first sip. The bourbon taste boarderlines on the ridiculous. Amazing chewy bourbon character. Fuck me, this shit is blowing my mind. So salty, so chewy, so much bourbon. Fucken hell. This beer is everything a barrel aged imperial beer should be. Attenuated, complex, alcohol masked, barrel character, smoothly drinkable. Fuck this Is good shit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Tap at brewery. Dark brown pour with decent head. Smells of sweet malts and alcohol. Tastes of of caramel with a sweet bourbon finish. Very interesting and very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12oz bottle pours a deep brown, mostly black with some creamy, beige head. Aroma is nice and inviting, vanilla, caramel, malty, brown sugar, a little light coffee, cream soda, a little brown bread. Flavor is sweet, malty, some milk chocolate, vanilla, a little wood, some coconut, some dark fruit. Full bodied, sweet finish. Super drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 Delicious vanilla-y porter. Coffee in the flavor and smell. Thing but not too much. Barrel adds some heat but it isn’t bad. Def wish it was distributed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (1402) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at the source. Deep brown-black with tan head. Big time nose. Big barrel vanilla, cream, brown sugar, and faint coffee/roasted malt. Flavor is beautiful coffee and cream with sweet vanilla and vanilla wafers, and light licorice. Fades to a slightly acidic roast malt and light cocoa and coffee. Medium on the palate. Great barrel qualities that cannot be understated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12oz bottle, 2012 release, courtesy of the one and only motortoddhead. pours a rich, dense, brown that sits black in the glass topped by a thick, creamy, beige head that leaves smooth sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful with heavy notes of vanilla, hazelnut coffee, toffee, and burnt caramel backed by cocoa powder, toasted oak, subtle bourbon, and cinnamon rolls. flavor is delicious as well with notes of dark chocolate, toasted oak, spent coffee beans, pralines, and maple backed by subtle notes of bourbon, dark fruits, and coconut cake with vanilla icing. palate is rich and smooth with a creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish of coffee, cocoa, and bourbon. overall, a world class barrel aged porter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Jet black with a one finger head that lasted a minute or so, then dissipated, leaving some lace. Oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, just a smidge of burnt and coffee character rounds out the aroma. The taste brings out more of the burnt, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Bourbon tops it off. There’s a nice bitterness that balances out the sweetness well. Perhaps some dark fruits too (plums, cherries, raisins). Body is slick, sweet, and thick, alcohol is obvious and warming. A very nice imperial porter. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (451) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Amazing how you can smell the type of bourbon barrel that each brewer uses. Nice burnt sugar flavor. A bit like a creme brulee. Love it.


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