Imaena (2319) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 13, 2017 tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownish red with a foamy khaki head. Oak and vanilla up front on the nose, lots of sweet dark fruit too, toffee, milk chocolate and toasted malt. Taste is suuuuuper oaky, almost no bourbon notes, lots of caramel, hint, light dark cherry notes, toffee, milk chocolate, and slightly leathery with a nice vanilla finish. Not bad, but not nearly as good or with as much bourbon flavor as previous batches. A little too sweet as well.
Bottle. This is a perfectly balanced porter with lots of layers and roasting to keep you thinking. patnichols (8) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
<6% and solid beer. Good go to brew. Thin palate though. A big notch below port city.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CMcGraw (25) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2016
On draft at the Hub City Brew Fest in Spartanburg SC. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Bourbon flavor comes through just strong enough. Very delicious porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone italianjohn (3129) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Black pour with a thin off white head and light lacing .... Aroma of chocolate, toffee, light vanilla and roasted malts .... Taste is of caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted and light vanilla ..... Bourbon is light if non existent ... Light bitter bite on the back end .... Has lingering caramel, toffee and roasted malts .... Not as good as expected but solid aracauna (3599) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
The bourbon barrel overwhelms all other aspects of the beer. This is basically any porter barrel aged.
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Tap. The look is a nice tan head, black in color, dark look. The smell is whiskey, wood, vanilla, tannins, nuanced, good. The taste is much the same, more roasty notes, more chocolate, richer. Good beer. rdixon77 (2829) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2016
Nice barrel aged porter. Dark brown color with khaki head. Nice mellow bourbon presence that works with a chocolate and brown sugar and caramel body. Medium bodied which is nice for a BA beer. Good stuff. hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
It pours dark brown with a tan head. It has aromas of chocolate, nuts, and bourbon. Taste is bittersweet with moderate notes of bourbon combined with chocolate and flavors of nuts. It has a medium body and some alcohol warming. ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown to near black color with a large tan colored head. The aroma is full of sweet malt, cocoa and a hint of whiskey. The taste is heavy on sweet malt and caramel. A very enjoyable porter. Bacterial (2995) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Draft at ChurchKey in DC. Nice dark black pour. Nice malt, nice bourbon, mellow malty character. Easy to drink and almost delicate. Light mouthfeel, low ABV.