vtafro (6237) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla aromas and Flavors.
Westchesterco (1713) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is bourbon the taste is bourbon and licorice
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Prevalent bourbon oversees this Porter’s caramel and roasted malts for a nearly linear experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the darkest brown.
-Bourbon is too intense in the nose and flavor profile for my tastes. The Porter feels overwhelmed.
-The mouthfeel is silky and rich.
-Alcohol is warming throughout.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, as AleWerks Bourbon Barrel Porter, exclusive American brew, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex sweet Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew
GenDV138 (5469) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, 8/7/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottled 7/5/2013. Black with half a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, oak,bourbon, coconut and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Great bourbon nose. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, and booze. Good, but a little too boozy. I would definitely let it warm to room temperature to bring out the flavors.
crossovert (10877) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bit of oxidation notes, pretty simple and good bourbon aged imperial porter.
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
starts off great, then gets that wet raisin flavor with some cardboard. Not a fan, tasted like a coffee stout to me. Warmed subparly.
Sledutah (6831) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle (2011 - #4488) received in a trade from Doodler in 2011
Pours near black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak and leather. Flavors of roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, woody with a nice warming alcohol bitterness in the finish
Very nice and smooth, this could have aged a few more years and still be tasty. Lots of bourbon and vanilla.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big thanks to Brad for sending me this. Nose is smooth bourbon, chocolate, roast, some light coffee, a hint of vanilla, and some dark fruit. Excellent. Flavors line up pretty similarly. Very nice.