ericdevin (669) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours very dark, opaque, slight tan head. Rich, roasty aroma, slightly woody smokiness. Roastiness big in finish, which is very smooth, chocolate and coffee. Really easy drinking, but I didnít get much bourbon, if any out of it.
rayOfBeer (661) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: black pour with large, creamy tan head. Aroma has sour milk and cherry tartness on the nose with some coffee roast, brown sugar, and charred wood with a touch of bourbon. Flavor has a creamy sweet-tartness with cherry, caramel, and barnyard funk, running into a bit of bourbon and wood. Startlingly tart at first, the flavor increases as it warms and I found it easy to drink.
JBPortland (658) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours dark deep brown with a huge 3 finger foamy brown head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, some oak. Taste is roasty dark cocoa and coffee, some faint woody barrel in there. Finish is a slightly fruity, rich coffee, with hints of smoke. Solid.
Daytonbeer (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black. Aroma of dark fruit, smoke, and roasted malts. Taste is the same with some chocolate cream, sugar, and vanilla. Very nice.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a huge mocha head. Aroma is wood and dark booze. Taste is burnt chocolate with lots of smoothing vanilla. Lots of residual sweetness.
BeerFunGuy (611) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a very rich dark brown color. A mild aroma hides the strong complexity of this beer. It has a roasted malt flavor which helps to temper the hoppy bitterness.
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EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit, bourbon, toasted/caramel aroma. Dark raisin-y, sweet/caramel malt flavor; A little roasted malt, and slight smokiness. Subtle oak and vanilla. Bourbon flavor is prominent--but not too much.
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Junction Barrel-Aged Beer Week. Black pour, low head, very light aroma. Flavor is light malt, with subtle roasted and chocolate notes, but itís very mild. I really prefer something more substantial in a barrel-aged porter. Not one I would need to try again.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, same flavors, some dark fruits, ash, earthy notes, pretty enjoyable
Darwenus (534) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin, dark body, average head. The aroma is sweet and smokey. The bourbon quality is present as a rich vanilla, and the smokey malt qualities had a nutty, bready character that just worked perfectly with the oak. Iíd suggest this as a great starter for anyone whoís interested in bourbon barrel aged beers, itís very smooth and very sweet, but not at all subtle. Of the beers I tried that were _new_ to me, this is the one Iíll most certainly add to my own regular rotation if I can find it.