tom10101 (6228) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Daniel for this one! Black with a medium diminishing brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of whiskey (not overpowering), vanilla, nuts, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is about the same with a pleasant subtle acidic presence. Medium body. Low to medium carbonation. Superb balance. Good use of the whiskey barrels. One of the best barrel-aged porter I’ve tried so far. Nice beer! thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
(draught at Whip In) pours jet black, ring of bubbles, no light passes through at all. Nose of bourbon, candy coated nuts, caramel, toastiness and quite complex. Taste of alcohol, sweet roasted malt, creaminess, whiskey, pecans, with a very carbonated warming finish. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On-tap at the Whip-In in Austin.
Pours dark brown to black with a beige head. The aroma is oak and whiskey, with some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is bourbon with some milk chocolate and dark chocolate. There is a little nuttyness which I guess is the pecan and some light bitterness at the end, either from the hops or the chocolate. Medium-thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.
TimE (6074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Sweet malty pecan pie nose. Really smooth and silky. Malty smooth mouth, fairly sweet but enjoyable. Nice. But boozy. Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
(En fût au Whip In): Pas de retenu sur vanille dans celle-là. L’aspect mix nuts navigue très bien dans la marre chocolatée. Superbe.
hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at the GABF 2015. Poured a dark brown color with tan head. Nose is whiskey and chocolate malts. Medium in body. So sign of the alcohol. The flavor is good balance of whiskey barrel and chocolate plus pecans. The whiskey adds a lot to the finish. Really good burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of light pecans, roasted malt, booze, oak, light vanilla, and some light coco. flavors are the same, not much nuts in the flavor, kind of dominated by the booze taste, but all the aromas are there. Glad I finally got to try this one, a really nice beer overall that I would love to drink again. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some pecans, some light whiskey and oak, hints of chocolate, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A solid beer. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a medium porter brown with an off-tan head. Nose is big whiskey, some roasted malts, some chocolate, and some oak. Flavor is big whiskey with some chocolate, some roast, and hints of vanilla and wood. Medium in body and interesting overall. stevoj (5438) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2016
On tap at Bangers. Dull pour and mild aroma, but wait for it....huge taste and lingering warmth. Nutty, sweet, woody. All comes together quite nicely. Drinkable, but sip slowly, and savor....