JBPortland (1547) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2017 BrettTaylor (778) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with a finer of foam. This was barrel aged? Could have fooled me. Uninspired offering. Fairly standard run of the mill porter base here that leans more towards the dark fruit side with a backinng of oatsy granola. Finishes with a slight hint of vanilla and raisin. No barrel characer. At least it was fairly priced at around $8 a bomber. I see why. Meh. UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
On tap at Harris Teeter in Cary. Deep brown, nearly opaque, with a tan head. Very malty, some dry hoppiness to balance it out. Caramel notes throughout. Has a boozy taste in the finish - you would think it was higher than 5.8 ABV if you didn’t know. Tasty. oobawa (1500) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2017
Boozy as hell, with a deep vein of bourbon accentuating the dry bitterness of Peoples. Dark, bitter roastiness meets vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, and loads of liquor. Still prefer the original, but BBA makes for a nice variation. Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 13, 2017
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.
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CMcGraw (28) - 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.
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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 (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2016
The bourbon barrel overwhelms all other aspects of the beer. This is basically any porter barrel aged. travita (5006) - 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 (2876) - 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.