BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
From growler at DLD: Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights. The aroma has your standard BA vapours of vanilla, oak and booze along with syrupy maple and brown sugar characteristics. Some chocolate, grassy and aromatic hops, and a hint of pipe tobacco on the nose as well. The taste is surprising on that sweet as I feared because of the cleaning effect of the bourbon. You get a lot of sugary sweetness and husky malt tones at first but then the alcohol come a calling a takes over in a brash manner. In the end it the BA nature became a bit too much but I still enjoy the sample I did receive. The mouth feel is wonderfully lush and oily, mildly carbonated and a warming brew. Would like a set down with a full pint a see if that would be even a better experience. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
DLD. If you didn’t get this, you really missed out. Deep brown body. The aroma was a nice mix of brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and bourbon. Taste follwed the aroma exactly, and was very, very enjoyable. I hope they bottle this one. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
well...this is odd...had this on tap at the brewery and it doesnt resemble that of any of the other ratings..initially i was served a backwoods bastard and was told it was this beer, then asked for another sample of it from a different bartender, and alas i was given the bourbon maple porter...it was dark amber/brown body with no head..aroma large in sweet bourbon and nothing else....ditto on the flavor..it was missing all porter characterisitics and had no maple to speak of...i guess i better go again to try, but this was more of a bourbon malt beer than a porter... bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
How is the entire columbus crew the first to rate this. DLD also. Poured dark brown with a light colored head. Aroma of light bourbon and chocolate. Pretty good malty aroma. Real tastey beer. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler @ DLD: Poured dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma had some maple, brown sugar, caramel. Flavor, caramel, some alcohol, bourbon. Great stuff.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Sampled from growler @ DLD ’07-Nice chocolate and bourbon aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Very smooth chocolate with some bourbon/alcohol dominate the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a very smooth alcohol finish. LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Dammit Scott!! You beat me to another beer, and my rating is once again similar to yours!!! Sampled from a growler. The nose was immense amounts of bourbon and lots and lots of maple that worked really well within this beer. Very thick on the palate which I didnt really expect with a porter, but it was fantastic stuff! Not really sure on the alcohol percentage of this one but it was certainly noticeable but all the while it still went down very smoothly. Highly enjoyable stuff and a beer that I didnt know even existed let alone did I think I would get to try it. Thanks to who ever brought this to DLD. Truly appreciated!! OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Growler sampled at DLD - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head. Aromas of maple bourbon and oak blended with a good chocolate and coffee base. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and a good amount of maple. Light hints of bourbon accent this as well with some oak. Good medium body and a very smooth palate. This was fantastic!