hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle… South Florida Throwdown 2010… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. The opulent bouquet is knock-your-socks-off mocha and pecan – huge on the espresso/coffee portion of the mocha component. Full-bodied with a viscous/oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is sweet mocha (again, heavy on the espresso/coffee facet) and pecan (shells and all). Some nice tannic bitterness as well – not overbearing. The malt reigns supreme. Finishes super roasty and lightly bitter. Thanks go out to darkguardian for sharing this gem! chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Had on tap at Jackie O’s....Deep black with not much carbonation, still good looking...The aroma is sublime with a great combination of coffee, light chocolate, and some really sweet bourbon notes. We were confused for awhile between the Rt 33 and BA Rt 33 because the RT 33 has a lot more bourbon and smooth notes to it, then the one that was actually barrel aged. This weirdness totally goes into the taste as well. The non ba version is so much more smooth with better bourbony notes..The taste is excellent, great bourbon as already mentioned with nuts and coffee.
This was for sure was one of the highlights of the night, drink this one then try the ba version and wonder?
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium creamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt, toffee and espresso. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, mocha and mildly bitter hops. The finish is roasty and nutty with a sweet aftertaste. Good Porter overall. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
LCBS 2010. Dark brown pour, light brown head. Roasty aroma with some bitter chocolate, nuttiness in the background. Flavor has some nice roasty bitterness, cocoa, prunes and a hint of roasted nuts. Good stuff. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bomber from Barrel and Bottle Columbus, OH. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is chocolate, pecan, slight vanilla, bourbon, whiskey, and slight molasses. Flavor is chocolate, pecan, bourbon, vanilla, and a silky mouthfeel. Finish of this medium-full bodied porter is smooth with hints of bourbon and pecan.
AcctError43480 (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Sample at Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet, roasty, with some nutty character coming through from the pecans in this brew. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, and a slight pecan note, just enough to let you know it’s there. A bit of hop bitterness is also present. Smooth finish. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Tap at Jackie O’s. Viscous black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasty with subtle hints of hazelnut and coffee. Silky body. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, roast, hazelnut and cream. Dry finish JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample during Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Dark brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with some nutty character and chocolate along with a bit of alcohol influence. Flavor starts with chocolate and nuts with a bit of hop and a creamy chocolate finish. Very nice collaboration between two of the best in Ohio right now. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Jackie O was trying to do what in that car? .. . Pours a deep brown, medium foam .. . notes of all thats in the name-chocolate, nuts, maple, and oatmeal.., very smooth and well done.. . enjoyable and deserved of more press! .. . Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about! JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Growler brought to BASC courtesy of StFun and the artist formerly known as moejuck - thanks, dildies. Dark brown pour, fairly dusty with sediment and a modest head. Nose of soft chocolate, pecan spice, and a bit of coffee. Body could be a bit more substantial, but I dig the chalky finish that gives shape to the chocolate. Flavor is nice and rich, with a notable poblano pepper element that recalls brews like Hunahpu. Good one.