Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Really nice. A dark brown color. A nice dark chocolate coffee aroma. Taste is a vanilla bourbon with some chocolate malts blended in. puboflyons (3469) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2015
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. 2013 batch. Aged. Tasted on November 13, 2015.
Dark brown pour with huge tan had and some ruby red hues if you really look at it.
The aroma is not as chocolate and dark malt based as similar beers. I also don’[t get a whole lot of smoke but it may have something to do with being 2 years old even though it is bottle conditioned. An odd sort of cherry fruit note though.
Smooth medium body mainly.
The taste tends to bring out a kind of fruity malt character with little bitterness. Everything about this might have been better 2 years ago mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
[7595-20150827] 750mL bottle. Light chocolatey malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter dark roasted grains flavour has a long-lasting smoked wooden finish. Full body. Good. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
larsniclas (7194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
(w/ Big Red, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a huge, beige head.
Vinous and slightly cereal aroma with sweet, dried fruits.
Prune and raisins in the flavour.
Soft and smooth. bubblehouse (1554) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Really tasty. A good porter that almosts tastes a little sour. Aging in the bourbon barrells suited it well.
blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a deep dark amber-brown with a huge lasting frothy beige head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, yeast, light hops and some breadiness. Sweet, malty flavour along with light hops, some herbs and chocolate. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good. Cnesta (40) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Pours black with large persistent tan head. Great carbonation. Smells of chocolate malt no hop aroma. Has medium full body with chocolate strong malt presence hint of vanilla. I did not detect the bourbon
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone luttonm (6647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Cloudy dark brown, lingering stringy tan head. Chalky, cocoa nib, dry and bitter. Odd coffee, great dry bitter. Quite tasty. rondphoto (4490) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, brown head, stripes of lace. Taste is bittersweet toasted malt, light carbonation, and mouth-drying hops in the finish. Big taste, wouldn’t take much to overfill me. Nearly works, but balance and flavor miss the mark. Maakun (6340) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT. Black with small off white head. Soft herbal notes with light coffee and roasted malts, some spices and dark chocolate. Medium sweet with soft roasted bitter notes. Medium bodied with slick feel. Decent.