Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2016
Review is of a bottle that was aged roughly 2 years
Pours a black body with walnut highlights. Head is sand colored and 1/5 of an inch. Head retention and lacing were pretty good.
Smell is of molasses, brown sugar, charred oak, fudge, and slight bourbon. Hops arent present but alcohol is definitely there.
Taste is pretty sweet for a barrel aged baltic porter, getting molasses, chocolate covered cocoa beans, some vanilla and oak. Alcohol is smooth for a 12% barrel aged porter.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice frothy head that stuck around for a long time. Carbonation levels were good also.
Overall this was an amazing beer that kind of took me by surprise. Tons of flavor melded beautifully with the bourbon barrel. Alcohol was restrained but still had a nice warming presence. Dont know if aging two years mattered that much but will try getting some fresh ones to compare. cheap (5914) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
On tap at patricks in moon. Big & black. Somewhat neutral aroma. Big strong initial boozy impact. A little more rude than I was expecting. Big volatile kick in the jaw. Quite ruff indeed. Coarse around the edges. Difficult, almost like floor stripper. If there is any co2, I’d say its well hidden by this nasty impact. A strong over th top alky beer experience fer sure. Did not like. Ktwse (5039) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, lots of it, chocolate, some roasted malt, dried fruits, muscovado. Taste is sweet and sticky, bourbon and chocolate, with a lingering alcohol warming finish. Rich, smooth body with soft carbonation. Itzjerm (2960) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Aroma is vanilla and light oak perfect overall. Taste has a light oak sour with a sweetness and malt thickness. Very nice. Nice dark with a head that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is perfect. I WILLL look for this one again. Amazing. rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Tap. Black with small head. Very bourbon forward with dark chocolate and coffee malt notes. A bit hot, but nicely complex.
chinchill (5073) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
The body is very dark red brown and clear but nearly opaque in the glass.
Aroma: Almost completely dominated by bourbon and bourbon barrel aromatics. Very woody and boozy.
Flavor: also dominated by the bourbon barrels. The woody aromas were very strong, these didn’t much impair the aroma; but I normally find even less barrel flavor to detract from beers. Not so here. Still, this is a beer only for those who like low ABV aged bourbons. Of course, for a beer this is quite boozy, although the 12% alcohol is partially hidden in tasting.
Sledutah (7729) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to drfabulous beeratarian (235) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of oak, dark malts, chocolate and leather. Taste of dark malts, bourbon, oak, cherries, some hot alcohols
Nice and tasty
Pours black with very thin brown head. Light carbonation, lots bourbon and vanilla in the nose. Flavor is smooth but thin on flavor. Lots of bourbon, not much beer. Drinkable though. BlackBeerPG (733) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
A - Black/Brown tan head, some lace
S - Oak woody, Bourbon nose
T - Bold, spiced, some hop but big malty, alcohol notes. Complex.
M - warming boozy finish
O - This Porter aged well. It has some bite in the alcohol, and some spic TimE (5954) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2015
Dark brown color. Off white head. Slightly sour nose with lots of bourbon and some chocolate malt. Fairly nice sweet mouth with decent alcohol burn and bourbon. Decent but fairly straight forward. Good.