BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bourbon hit right away on this one, but it doesn’t turn sharp and harsh like a lot of BBA porters. Lots of vanilla and dark sugar flavor and a bit of smoke and toffee in the finish. Good job keeping the sweetness in check while giving us the flavor!
SudsMcDuff (6948) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Puffiness around the eyes .. . Pours a medium brown black .. . Mild foam .. . Burnt caramel, woody molasses, and easy bourbon .. . Not bad .. . . I think I speak for all of us when.. *bursts into tears*
UDBeernut (2191) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oil spill black with a thin tan head. bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate all wrapped in a silky frame. awesome bro.
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle. Color is black with tan head. Aroma is all vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is the same, vanilla and bourbon, with maybe just a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thick, with a creamy finish. Really like this one.
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. dark brown color, slight off white tan head. Mild roasted aroma with a sweet rum like smell. Roasted malt, vanilla with a slight alcohol taste.
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Weak aroma,not much head,rich dark colour. Strong vanilla flavor with a hint of coffee.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big thanks to Jack at his very own farewell tasting, 06/08/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a small tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, bourbon notes, dark chocolate, dark toffee fudge, oaky waft.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, treacle toffee, woody tones, bitter cocoa, earthy.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry roasty finish.
Scopey (9412) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jack! It pours darkest brown with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, plum, date, caramel, toffee, Scottish tablet and toasty marshmallow. The taste is roasty, earth, plum, date, decent bitterness, big alcohol kick and chocolate. Full body and fine carbonation. Decent, but a bit too boozy for my liking.
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Big thanks to Jack for picking this one up. Pours clear brown with a tan foam head. The aroma has lots of charred marshmallows, rich bread, some dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, notes of milk chocolate, some alcohol, dark fruits, bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish with lots of sweet dark fruits, cocoa, rich malts. Very tasty.
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scents of malts, cocoa, slight coconut, and vanilla. Brown creamy head, and very very dark red/black body. Malty chocolate some sweet caramel and vanilla. Smooth and creamyon the palate some heat.