Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Medium bodied. Bitter roast finish. egg (391) - USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber on 2/21/14. Pours dark not-quite-black with a thick off white head. Aroma is amazing. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is slightly sour, fruity upfront followed by nice chocolate, caramel, vanilla that stays for a bit then ends with some burnt notes. Body is a little thin, dry. Overall a great beer. devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle pours brownish black. Aroma is light oaky bourbon with coffee roast. Taste is smooth sweet roast and booze, not too intense, good for the price ~ 7$ a bomber TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, creamy tan head. Label shows ABV as 5.8%. Aroma is bourbon notes, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and oak. Taste is strong roasted malt and vanilla, light toasted coconut, bourbon notes, oak, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a light, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel notes, softer oak and hints of dark fruit. Advocate_Ames (626) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours very dark with a moderate, defined, and sticky foam head. The aroma is bourbon driven, oak, vanilla, dark roasted and sweet malts, butter toffee, molasses, with an earthy yet floral character. In tasting I picked on roasted sweet malts, moderate sweet bourbon, bitterness, mild bitter chocolate, vanilla, and a mild sugar sweetener. The finish had a nice dryness, with a malty, soft booze, and bitter sweet taste. Overall this was a nicely done beverage with a bitter kick and worth a glass.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle to glass. Beautifully done beer. Pours DARk brown with a nice cream head. Smells of malty scotch. Amazing! Tasty enough that I bought a keg for my house on the last batch! Bourbon strong on taste. Love this!!! Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from jay with Jake. Pours dark brown with frothy tan foam. Smells strongly of bourbon with hints of sweet vanilla. Tastes thin of bourbon, smoked meat and is surprisingly buttery. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is dark brown with an off-white head. Some additional aroma of bourbon, wood, and vanilla. But besides that it is a basic porter - roast, licorice, chocolate, booze. Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
On Tap at 80/20 Burger Bar in Norfolk, VA. Very nice chocolate and vanilla notes, coffee and espresso are lighter than the normal People’s Porter. Nice notes from the barrel aging, not too boozy like some BA beers are, I’m sure it helps that the barrels used by Foothills are Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace barrels. Overall a very fine beer, absolutely a must try!! KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark thick brown, almost black in color with a huge (3-4 finger) light brown fluffy head that lasted throughout with awesome thick pillowy sheets of lacing.
The aroma was bold and enticing of a dark roasted bread malt and a moderate dose of a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak cask, a mild hint of dark fruit and a light bourbon scent.
The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a touch of chocolate, molasses and a light fruitiness early on, becoming slightly bitterer and very smooth with a large dose of coffee creeping in with a mild cask presence and a slight alcohol presence towards the finish.
The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with a Chocó-coffee maltiness giving way to a soothing bourbon alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was well past medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this is one fine tasting brew. It has everything working in unison together allowing for an incredible drinking experience...