djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2017
On tap at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 8. Pours black with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roast, smoke, ash, wood, bourbon. Thick body, chewy roast, smoke, tobacco, ash, dark chocolate, bourbon, dry finish, very nice. Dogbrick (12939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2016 Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Dark brown-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Smoked malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of charred oak and malt, dark chocolate and bourbon. The finish is mildly boozy and smokey with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Good beer overall. TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
dark brown color, light brown head, smokey, with tons of bacon and bourbon, very unique. Big big smokiness hits you then bacon and bourbon. OMG this is heavenly. Applewood pulled pork doused in bourbon sauce. Fantastic. Full body. Malty, so well put together. Insane. Why can’t anyone else try and/or pull this off? Bacon and bourbon are heaven on earth. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Pours pitch black, thin to moderate deep beige head, spotty lacing.   Strong smoke aroma, alder, typical Alaskan Smoked Porter aroma.   There is a slight difference tho, a bit of Whiskey in there.   Still the meaty smokiness that I come to expect from Alaskan.   The barrel aging is very minor as the base beer is big enough.   Seems a slight caviar aspect comes out on this one.   I may prefer the original versus the barrel aged version.   Not as woody/whiskey like as you would think.   A robust Porter for sure, but not as complex as I thought.   The base of this beer carries it enough tho! Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark black. Aroma is of smoked meat. Taste is of alcohol, chocolate, and smokey flavor. Full body and syrupy.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Barrel aged smoked porter bitch. Boom! Wood, bourbon, smoked meat, ash. Nice aroma! Black with a tan head. Dry and roasty at first with a little ash, this moves to meaty sweet smoke and finishes with nice smooth but boozy bourbon. Fuck yeah great drinker good shit. GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
This pours incredibly dark, with a wonderfully smokey aroma. The smoked hops are present in the taste, but there are hints of raisins and caramel. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2010. Dark pour. Nose of smoky whiskey and caramel. Flavor is caramel, toffee and pitted fruits...with whiskey! luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft. Robust black pour with light ringed foamy head. Nose is sweet oaked bourbon, smoked malts are strong. Balaces to something like peaty scotch. Body is coating and smooth with snappy hops and alcohol. Toasted bitter finish. Leather, smoked jerky, marinated meat. Very solid and tasty big beer. Any time! craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. dark brown/light black pour with a 1/4" tan head. Big whiskey nose from the JD barrels. The barrel aging really cuts the smoke aromas down to almost non existence. light to medium body full of whiskey. soft roasted finish. nice.