dmac (4538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
32oz mini growler from Xroads. Poured a flat body dark chocolate brown with a smaller frothy beige head. Aroma/flavor of mild chocolate milk with light bourbon and vanilla notes along with a slight alcohol kick. Body has some fizzy carbonation that easily makes itslef known over a slightly thinner body. Still a surprise solid beer from Yards.
closey22 (1108) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with thin beige heAd; aroma is bourbony sweet with vanilla notes; Flava is roasty woody bourbony licoricy ; feels light for a porter decent fizz; finishes dry yet malty yet sweet tangy
jrodooo5 (1171) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice & soft on the palate. Good aroma & very nice pour. The bourbon is subtle but adds a nice twist on the style. Good stuff!
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has loads of toasted coconut and some vanilla...very bourbon forward without the booziness. Flavor follows suit but a bit more bourbon and whiskey with less toasty coconut...good roastiness and a touch of burnt molasses. Mouthfeel is light / medium and the finish is roasty/boozy with faint hints of vanilla and coconut.
SteveOrz85 (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 2/28/15 at Yards Brewing Tasting room. From tap was served in chalice. Very little head. Very dark almost black appearance. Nice aroma consisting of notes of vanilla and chocolate. Roasted malty taste of vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Well balanced, nothing was overwhelming including the alcohol or bourbon. Nice smooth cocoa finish.
Was very impressed with this beer and would definitely drink again. Unfortunately this barrel aged versions availability is very limited. Seasonally aged and only available in kegs, they do not currently bottle it.
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Piper's Pub in Pittsburgh. Dark brown, with very thin beige head. Oak and vanilla. Nicely aged. Good one.
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NikkTwist (1908) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Good Dog. Opaque black pour with off-white foam. Feels much larger, fuller and thicker than the normal version. Having said that, the barrel aged notes feel somewhat faint. Some oaky vanilla bourbon is there but it does not dominate. Medium-dark caramel flavors. Chocolate liquorice. Peppers. Coffee cola. Not much aroma. Flavors are running a bit bland, but still a big improvement on the original.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown or garnet in color with a small but dense foam cap. Appears to be nicely carbo’d but it’s hard to tell. It is quite dark.
Smells thickly of rich malts toffee caramel and some roastiness. Hops are a non-issue here.
Tastes rich and sweet, you can definitly pick up the molasses sweetness. A dry finsih.
A full bodied beer here, it pours thickly into my glass and offers plenty of alcohol warming.
Good lacing through out this tasting.
It reminds me a lot of what the base brew for Anchor Christmas ale would taste like before they add all the twigs and stuff.
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/30/14 pint @TGL. Late Saturday afternoon during beer week where TGL had all barrel aged beers. 1st one I had tonight.
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orangesol (960) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours jet black with a decent one finger tall cream colored head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of warm bourbon, dark roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, molasses and a bit of dark fruit. A bit slow to develop but decent enough once it does.
T - Starts off with the vanilla and chocolate sweetness quickly being joined by the molasses, dark fruits, dark roasted malt and mild bourbon burn. Finish is a little sweet with some light dryness from the booze, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, dark feel with a bit of booze burn at the end of each sip.
O - I would say this is more of mild bourbon porter. The bourbon profile is quite restrained and the base flavors are still quite noticeable. Haven’t seen this one before, glad I tried it while I had the chance.