AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 Black color with a thin tan sheen. Black licorice, astringent tobacco, boozy aromas. Oily mouthfeel. Boozy, burnt malt bitter flavors with dry bakers chocolate, mild vinous sourness. Another over the top brew i would have a hard time drinking more than a few sips of. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours a thick black with tan head. Aroma of dark roast, coffee and burgundy Flavor of dark roast, coffee, woody, viscous body, dry finish
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Growler pour courtesy of TampaBrew. Pours deep dark sludge with lasting mocha head. Good looking brew. The aroma has chocolate, some roastiness, a touch of oak followed by fudge brownie. The taste is roasty malts running to roastier and then burnt malts. Those notes blend into rich chocolate and mild oak. By midway oak, roasty malts, black strap molasses, chocolate and a mild amount of what tastes like dark fruitiness takes this to the finish. Lingering into the after taste are thin layers of chocolate and highly roasted malts. Very little port influence from what I could tell. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours a thick black with copper head. Aroma of dark roast, some malt and alcohol. Flavor does hit you with strong dark roast, malt, oak and alcohol. Mouth feel is heavy body, thick, no detectable carbonation. Overall, Big ass beer!!! Good shit! Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
black pour with a red hue to it and almost no head. after swirling it looked like a stained glass. aroma was sherry, chocolate syrup, vinous notes, peat, and a touch of floor polish. flavor was sherry, vinous, dark roast, and chocolate with a nice slick body.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Black pour with excellent glass staining. Aroma is chocolate, cherry, smoke. Flavor is sweet, cherry, smoke, earth, coffee grounds. Pleasant mouthfeel. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours with a black body and a minimal head. Coats the glass when swirled. Aroma is quite sweet with port, cocoa and a bit of coconut. Taste is sweet, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and a bit vinous/port. Syrupy and mouthcoating. Pretty decent for sure. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Thick and black and oily and viscous. Everything a stout should be. The port oak aging actually smooths it out a little bit. The slight bitter bite from the regular Zhukov’s isn’t there, mellowed out with a slight tart fruitiness. Nice aroma with some berries in with the cocoa. I had the chance to try this twice from a growler and honestly thought the second growler, that sat for a couple days, was a little better. Let it air out in the glass a bit. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Growler thanks to hopscotch. Pours deep black with a dense super dark tan head. Lovely to look at. Nose is awesome vinous port wine and wood with tons of roasted chocolate and grain. I could smell this for hours. Flavor is not as wine forward as the nose suggests but it hits you up front with a deep woody burst of dark fruit, grape and then tons of roast and chocolate. Finishes slightly bitter with a bit of an espresso hint and some light smoke. Another fantastic beer. juiceisloose (1491) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Growler courtesy of GoT. Pours a pitch black color topped by a small, foamy tan colored head that clings to the glass leaving drippy spots of lace behind. The aroma is really nice showing dark chocolate and roasted malt base to go with oak, port wine, and vinous dark fruits. The port really changes the whole complexion of this beer. The flavor follows with the roasted dark chocolate up front followed by a myriad of dark fruits including cherries. The port adds a real vinous fruity character and depth to the beer which sweetens things up from the base. There is some spicy oak and a good amount of bitterness found on the finish. Full bodied and smooth, but maybe a touch thinner from the base beer with balanced carbonation and a lengthy bitter finish. The port soaked oak really changes things with its fruity depth, which made for a really nice addition to the base beer. Really good stuff.