FROMTHEBOTTLE (96) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2018
12 oz bottle. Pour is dark but not quite opaque. Head is thin, brownish an persistent. On the nose you will get, chocolate, fudge, vanilla, smoke, alcohol and touch of sweetness. The elevated alcohol is evident from the first sip but is not overpowering. A deep rich fudge, chocolate taste on the palate, The finish is sweet with a little burn from the elevated ABV. ebone1988 (2405) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2018
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some spice, excellent. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is nice, fudgy, chocolate, rye, spice, vanilla, wood, coffee, great. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, bourbon chocolate vanilla spice aftertaste. Overall, super solid. koleminer20 (4485) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2018
UPDATED: APR 22, 2018 12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a nice brown/black with a thick a thicker light khaki head and a good bit of lace as it falls to a thick collar and film. The aroma is solid. Lots of Barrel and spicy rye up front with a nice vanilla and a heavy chocolate on the back end. There is a light nuttiness and a hint of alcohol as it opens up. The flavor is much of the same. The chocolate is huge up front with a nice bourbon and rye balance and a drier oak. The vanilla fades a bit and the nuttiness is non-existent. The mouth feel is a slightly heavy medium body with a soft carbonation and a lingering chocolate and boozy spice on the finish. This one is pretty solid. I’m digging it. 8 4 8 4 16 finol (3569) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2018
Bottle from systembolaget.
Pours black with a tan head.
Aroma of chocolate and vanilla.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Quite carbonated. TheBeerGod (6318) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2018
Bottle. Black pour with a medium, dense foamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, soft booze, and cocoa. Taste is boozy up front and slightly hot with roasted malt, toasted coconut, dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Light stickiness with big heat on the back end. Finishes with more booze, vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee notes.
Nisse666 (8489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2018
Bottle from web SB cons 2018-04-15 Göteborg
AR: heavy on vanilla, bourbon, rum fruity
AP: black, fizzy dark diminishing head
F: alcoholic warming, bourbon vanilla, rum fruity, sweet chocolate, dry mouth feeling, a bit to fizzy, anders37 (28526) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2018
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate coffee aroma. Roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate coffee vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate coffee vanilla finish. Iphonephan (7652) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2018
From a 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of coconut, bourbon and vanilla with some dark chocolate. Flavors are moderate sweet bourbon barrel. Finish is dry and boozy. Complex and tasty. smroush (318) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2018
Aromas are several - vanilla is quite prominent, but there is also bourbon, coffee, chocolate and licorice.
Color is black with a small to medium tan head. Not much lacing.
Taste is fairly sweet with some bitterness at the end of the finish.
Full bodied; strong alcohol warmth; oil to creamy texture; average carbonation; long finish, sweet bourbon, vanilla, sweet cold brew style coffee, ending in a pleasant bitterness.
Overall a complex barrel aged porter with a lot going on, though the vanilla is a bit too strong.
RasmusOtt (3007) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2018
Pours Black with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, sweet bourbon, milk chocolate, toffee, marshmallows and fudge. Taste of vanilla, light roasted coffee, fudge, toffee, sweet bourbon, milk chocolate and weak liquorice. Awesome barrel aged porter!