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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bourbon Barrel aged Chief BlackHawk Porter

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Near black with a moderate head of tight taupe bubbles. Thin vale of lace descends to the end of the pour. Mild pale malt quickly swept away with peat, light bourbon, chocolate, graham crackers and oak. The age really seems to have smoothed this one out. This has some true porter qualities with the pale malt and graham crackers and then followed by a black malt finish. The bourbon works its way in throughout the quaff. Hints of oak, vanilla, and peated barley. A very nice sit and relax type brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5866) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2007
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thick and creamy light tan head that disipates quickly to a fine film and ring. Aroma is complex with scents of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon whiskey, slight coconut, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, creamy, with flavors of dark roasted malt, oaked bourbon, a touch of vanilla and chocolate. Finish is smooth, semi-sweet with a distinct bourbon flavor that more present than the dark malt. Definitely a decent sipping brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2006
On tap at brewery. Im told this isnt the "whos your daddy imperial porter" because the beer isnt an imperial porter base. The beer pours to a transluscent dark brown body that can easily be seen through even in low light. No head whatsoever. The flavor has noticeable wood barrel qualities. Almost a "tart" barrel aging. Knob creek bourbon? Not as rich as "whos your daddy". Mosly barrel and whiskey covered dark chocolatey malt (although not overpowering). The aroma is light. Dark semi-sweet chocolate, light cheese cakey brownie. Medium body thats inviting, slightly alcoholic, good and lingering feel. A good beer but not as good as the imperial BA porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Sample tap @ brewery. Almost-opaque brown body under a thin light tan but "lacy" head. Strong woody-whisky aroma. There might be some coffee beans but its and anything else is kept down by the barrel notes. Dark chocoalte and cream in teh falvor which is quickly enveloped by woody bourbon and black batent. Medium mouthfeel. Small alcohol hit in the finish. For all its barrel-forwardness this beer is still really tasty. Theres just enough porter roast to keep it honest!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Aroma is the highlight here. Rich oaked bourbon, the ever present hints of vanilla ,choclate cake batter, and touches of coffee,almost deserves a ten. Taste is much thinner then you would expect,given that rich aroma, Subtle coffee and bourbon dominate the taste,a slight bitter fade nice enough. I suppose you have to remember this is a simple porter ,not an Imperial,but that rich aroma was such a tease. Time for Rob to stop avoiding the stouts,get down into the lab and come up with a Russian monster

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Small tan head, black body. Bourbon chocolate aroma. Slightly woody and hoppy with slight bourbon notes. Hints of concord grape skins a few minutes after the sips. Fairly sticky palate, but a bit too tingly. Very nice and easy-going porter... not overdone at all. Comparing to my notes on the non BB porter, I think the hops are toned down a bit which adds to the smoothness, and the slight bourbon bits adds to the flavor nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
On tap on 11/11/07. Dark color. Smell of bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee, malt, hops and some minor coco. Taste of the same. Very smooth and mellow. Nice balance between the bourbon and coffee. Its a great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pours a cloudy amber with thick tan/cream colored head. Aroma is sweet caramel, bourbon almost rum notes. Flavor is hops sweet bitterness, burnt caramel. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bittersweet porter with typical coffee and chocolate malts. Ends a bit on the bitter side, but starts sweet. Not bad, but nothing to shout about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Pours a nice dark color with a nice tan head. Wonderful aromas of burbon,chocolate,and vanilla. Great flavor of coffee with a nice and somewhat light bourbon overtone that transcendes into a vanilla tinged bitter ending. This is one of my favorite porters!

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