HighlanderOne (1332) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
On tap at jack of the wood in Asheville. I smell cocoa, Cherry liquor, coffee, licorice. Solid black and hardly any head. Big cocoa and coffee in front with licorice, smoke, bourbon, hops, malt, earth. Great porter feel. Outstanding. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Bomber at Ryan’s. pours black with gray redish head. Aroma is awkward tart, tannic barrel, some roasty malt, red pepper. Taste is weird, roasty toasty, not good.
Update: at my place with a clean palet after working on Sunday. I really like this, no idea why I didn’t like it last time I had it. Nice barrel notes champion the flavor, with some roasted notes that have a medium bite. Finish is bouton chocolate and lightly roasted malt. BrettTaylor (776) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Poured as a small taster. Aroma is typical porter with chocolate notes on the nose, but there are also coconuts and toasted marshmallow. Tastes are typical porter as well, but somewhat subdued notes of caramel and toffee and oak. beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle. Yum smell that bourbon. Nice addition to the roasted chocolate malts. Pours black full tan head. Medium sweet taste. Full body, smooth texture, ave carbonation, long roasty finish, hint of bitterness. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Guyute_Pig: Poured a dark rich brown black with light brown head. Aroma was vanilla and booze. Taste was loads of rich roasted malt, boozy bourbon edge, and vanilla.
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Poured deep brown, nearly black. Lacy head. Soft nose belays the wonderful boozy element in the mouth. Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours pitch black. Chocolatey and roasty aroma. Palate is big roast with none of the bitterness. Oak, and bourbon come in as well as a touch of soy sauce but it all works. A fabulous beer!! SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Black pour with a tan head.
Full aroma, lots of chocolate, roast malts, caramel, just a hint of bourbon.
The flavor is nicely rounded, just enough sweetness, not too bitter, the bourbon is part of the complexity and doesn’t walk all over the other flavors.
Well blended chocolate, coffee, dark caramel flavors form the base. Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2013
P: Pours a super dark body with ruby hues and a massive cavernous cap of cappuccino head. Thick bubbly lacing with nice retention.
S: Vivid bourbon aroma swells from the glass and encompasses a base of roasted cocoa, vanilla, toffee, faint caramel and chocolate chip muffins.
T/M: Sweet dark fruits, toffee and milk chocolate strike first then disappear to bitter vanilla biscotti coffee with a follow up of cocoa and bourbon. Taste of salty caramel, slightly smoked wood chips and cinnamon in the finish. Crisp moderate body with a semi dry finish.
O: Bourbon barreling is exhibited well in this robust porter. Complex flavors that change throughout the session. Easy drinking for the Borbon flavoring and a nice crisp feel. A great porter for sure. Cheers! bspainx (1) - - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
First porter I’ve had, being new to beer. I absolutely love the full flavors it holds. Also it’s a local beer!!