Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured deeper brown with a dense cap of medium tan head. The aroma picked up near-burnt milk chocolate and vanilla notes accented by sour whiskey and oak notes.. maybe a little too much barrel, but no real complaints. The flavor opened with tart lactose notes followed by sweet, tasty whiskey, milk chocolates, and ashy black patent.. finished with a hefty dose of milk chocolates and tangy, tasty whiskey.. not terribly complex, but I definitely enjoyed it. Medium-plus bodied, dry, and tangy on the palate.. lots of residual sugars in the end.. OK feel and flow.. I’m a fan of Stranahan’s, but wish the base beer asserted itself a little more. alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
Nice dark brown/black with a lot of carb, I can smell the whiskey right off the pour! Smells fantastic. Oak, Vanilla maybe a little ash/char, milk chocolate. Taste follows nose, this is rich and sharp. The Strannahan is well pronounced and is mixing perfectly with this porter. A little tart tang in there as well, but not from an infection. Killer brew! Adam send me more!!! cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with almost no carbonation. Aroma is wood, roasted malt and some great whiskey sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, slight lactic, and just subtle whiskey in the aftertaste. Just how I like it. Ratman197 (15360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering tan head. Aromasof whiskey, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, oak, vanilla, light milk chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering whiskey finish. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
tasting on 3/24/12. black pour with a small tan head. sweet lactic nose with smooth roasted malts, coffee and oak. sweet med body with chocolate, coffee, milk and oak. licorice / whiskey finish with chocolate and coffee.
Tmoney99 (14968) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate woody aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish that was long lasting with a small alcohol bite. Standout well balanced barrel brew.
aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2012
This bottle was acquired in a trade with preismj awhile back. Thanks Matt!
This beer pours a medium bodied Milk chocolate brown in color that pools to be more of a dark, dark brown on the verge of black. It has a creamy and soapy beige head that turns into a sticky lacing. The nose features plenty of vanilla bean, creamed coffee, milk chocolate with just a touch of whiskey. The nose is soft and just really well integrated. It’s silky smooth. The flavors feature smooth milk chocolates, cola, vanilla bean, light coffee roast, a touch of bitterness and a mellow whiskey finish. The flavors too are really nice and smooth. They do finish somewhat quickly in the after taste. It drinks medium in body and doesn’t show the abv at all. This is a really nice beer. I’m glad I could try it. I have loved everything that Cigar City has barrel aged, this included. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Molasses black is the color of the beer itself, with a head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
The aroma is rich and full of Stranahan’s.
The flavor is full of rich dark chocolate, a little bit of smoke, full roasted malt, and espresso and cream. The Stranahan barrels add a burst of sweet bourbon in the middle. As the sip progresses, most of the flavors fade away, leaving mostly just bitter roasted malt and some espresso. Oak and vanilla contribute some further sweet flavors while drying the mouthfeel out at the end. The finish is slightly dry but still full of flavor.
The body is full, sweet, and smooth. The Stranahan’s works so well with the lactose sweetness, creating a very balanced mouthfeel. The carbonation is on the light side of medium, and it really stays out of the way of the flavor of the beer.
Overall this is just a fantastic barrel aged porter. Camons (13313) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s place, Denver. Pours dark brown with a small fading tan head. Aroma of raosted malt, bourbon, oak, coffee and dark fruit. Taste is malts, coffee, bourbon, oak, caramel, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruit. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice comples brew well integrated with the whiskey. 220212 cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Deep brown/black appearance with a light brown head. Rich, roasty, dark chocolate malty, whiskey, caramel aroma. Caramel, toffee, rich whiskey, dark chocolate flavor. Nice brew.