NikkTwist (1666) - 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 (280) - 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 (875) - 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.
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is seriously bourbony brew with lots of flavour and warmth and thick malts.
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a darker brown color withe a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, chocolate, mloasses and dark fruits. Flavorw as bourbon forward, but not hot, pretty soft chocolate and dark fruit character. This one held up pretty nice in barrels.
MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Opaque , black-brown with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of vanilla , light fruit, bourbon, raisins, roasted malt, oak and molasses.
Taste of vanilla, molasses, caramel, bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate and toffee. Sweet but complex.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at City Tap House. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Toasted caramelish malty, chocolate and light vanilla. Smooth light bourbon note. Medium sweet finish.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kite and Key. Poured nearly black with one finger of tan head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and molasses. Medium mouthfeel, not too boozy but the bourbon is present in the finish.
dlovell2 (823) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy feel in mouth. Roasted malt flavor with some smokiness. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors. A little acidic finish. Really like this brew.