dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Nice and creamy porter. The bourbon flavor was a little over powering took away from the vanilla flavor. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Nitro-draft at North Wales...
Appears a dark brownish black with a fluffy tan head that is left around the glass.
Smell is of oaky bourbon with cocoa, vanilla, and perhaps a touch of mint and anise.
Taste is of the same. Pretty wonderful...if you’re a bourbon fan that is.
Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, with a mild bit of oilyness that resides. Carbonation seems fine, considering it’s a nitro draft.
Overall, I think this is a great brew. Captured the whiskey oak barrel aging nicely and it compliments the chocolatey flavors of the porter. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 I had this at the last HWOh and again at BCTC. I think eric brought both times. Pours a nice moslty clear deep brown with bright copper highlights and a nice head. Aroma is light bourbon mixing wiht the chocolate malts, some slight fruity esters and a touch of Diacetyl. Flavor is mostly chocolate malts with light tea-like floral hops, light wood and vanilla tannin notes-with the bourbon being very subdued and does not take over. Smooth palate. Very nice overall. Much better than the regular Pig Iron Porter. I see Frumpty brought to HWOH. Thanks to Eric and Ryan then. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Nitro @ West Chester. Dark brown with a medium tan-ish head. Nice roasty malt aroma with some wood, bourbon, vanilla, and a slight nutty hint. Flavor is a subdued, malty mix of oak, bourbon, vanilla, and just enough malty sweetness. Not over the top, but a tad better than the standard Pig Iron Porter. Tasty, with a nice bourbony tongue sting that lingers a bit. jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Nitro at Iron Hill Phoenixville. Highly enjoyed this dark porter. Heavy bourbon aroma at the nose. Velvety smooth and creamy on the palate with hints of vanilla through out. This one was a winner in my mind.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
On tap at the Iron Hill Barrel event in Maple Shade.
Aroma is dark coffee, slight cocoa and a strong vanilla presence. Pours black with a large beige head. Tastes big and roasty with plenty of chocolate, cherry and malts. Has a sweet lingering roast that is perfect. Strong. Brought home a growler. pineypower (3344) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Sample from bottle at Heavyweight open house...thanks to whoever brought this one...Im really bad with names. Pours out a nice dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of bourbon and oak. Taste is very complex with some great notes of roasted malts, chocolate bourbon (well in this case sour mash) and some oak and vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel with a nice finish. Great brew! apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2006
A really good porter. The flavor is full of caramel and some roasted malts. It is very smooth and creamy. The bouron and vanilla are both very evident, and it just works really well in this beer. The appearance is like a cola, and the carbonation is similar more to a good root beer. Nice! jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle thanks to Frumpty at the HW open house. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak and lightly roasted malt. Flavor of the bourbon is nice and mild, blending beautifully with the roasted malts and vanilla. Medium to full bodied. Very enjoyable. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
sample at GABF on 9/20/11. black pour with small tan head. light bourbon nose with big roasted malts. medium body with sweet malts, vanilla, nuts and light chocolate. sweet finish with lingering bourbon.