dhunter151 (449) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Sweet molasses really stands out but also chocolate, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Not very bitter at all. Mostly sweet.
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BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Bottled on 12/04/12). Pours with a black hued body with a large brown head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are of roasty, dark fruit esters (plum, dates), light licorice, deep chocolate, dusty wood, light oak, minimal bourbon, vanilla. More oak than bourbon. Flavors are oaky, licorice, under ripe plums, roasty tobacco, ashy roast, moderately bready malt. Barrel character is low for a bourbon barrel aged baltic porter. Very high carbonation, medium to full bodied, warming.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at oakquinox 2013. Dark brown, near black pour, with a light tan head. Chocolate, roast, earthy, molasses, light notes of coffee and plum, and light bourbon vanilla. Pretty good, but the barrel character was not pronounced.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very dark brown, but clear enough to see some carbonation bubbles rising up along the edges of the glass. There was a tall thick and creamy tan head that lasted well and gave some light lacing. There are many different aromas and flavors to this beer, but the key things is mild and a nice blending of those. In the aroma there is chocolate, a light tartness, a hint of wine, vanilla and light bourbon. In the flavor chocolate was the primary flavor initially. There was a roasted smokiness, a touch of a mettalic taste, light vanilla and light bourbon. All the aromas and flavors were balanced very well to make a nice smooth drinking beer. The alcohol was hidden very well, just giving a nice pleasurable flavor.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked bottle from Fischmans. Dated 5 months ago. Pours an opaque black with a tan head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has chocoate and roast, with an increasing vanilla presence down throughout the glass. Taste is of roasted malts, dark chocolate and sweet caramel - with alcohol. Luxurious and rich texture. Smooth and easy, with alcohol. Not "baltic-y" at all; would describe as an imperial porter - due to the alcohol - without the roughness. Tasty. Finishes sweetly wood-y, with vanilla and some faint bitterness. A nice one. Like the Uinta stuff.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Toffee, chocolate, cocoa, big bourbon barrel character, some toasty and nutty notes, a little dark fruit, roasty edge late. Fairly highly carbonated. Balanced and tasty.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the public house. Thick dark full of vanilla. Very smooth. Would have been good with dessert
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DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from Capone’s. Craft Ale House, Frank Smith’s, and Blue Dog. Pours dark brown, fairly thick and turbid, with tan head that laces well. Nose is oaky bourbon, cacao,, black patent malt.. Tastes of patent malt, oaky bourbon, earthy brown sugary figgy fruit, cacao, vanilla. Finishes complex and velvety.
IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, with hints of roast, bourbon, and coconut. Black with a big, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is peppery, light bitterness and sweetness, with a very light bit of bourbon. Good but not great as the barrel characteristics are not very pronounced.
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some wood, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/oak/Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Smooth medium body, some stickiness.