Double BBA 6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Double BBA 6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: M1A2 on 12-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Maple porter aged in bourbon barrels, then aged in bourbon barrels that we aged our own maple syrup in.
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 4
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some edge transparency. Thin khaki collar.

Smell - Whiskey. Lots of oak. Maple syrup. Chocolate.

Taste - Sweet maple and a ton of oak and whiskey. Kinda harsh whiskey. Nutty caramel malts. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and dominated by whiskey. Medium body.

Overall - I like the 3 Pairs of Legs better. This is too dominated by barrel.

Photo of jegross2
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Double BBA 6 Pairs of Legs Maple Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company out of Marshall, Michigan. This beer is billed on the label as a "maple porter made with Dark Horse Syrup Co. maple syrup and aged in a bourbon barrel and then aged in a bourbon barrel that had maple syrup aged in it."

Score: 85

December 2013 release. Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 02/12/14.

Appearance: Deep brown, almost black in color. Pours a thin coating of light khaki head that quickly settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, okay retention, average oily legs. 3.75/5

Smell: Maple, brown sugar, bourbon, light alcohol esters and subtle notes of vanilla and oak. Chocolate pudding towards the end of the whiff too. The oak and vanilla characters develop a slightly vegetal twang as this beer warms up. 3.5/5

Taste: Boozy, no vegetal flavor. Brown sugar forward bourbon, lots of oak, chocolate, and vanilla. Has a very mild sweet maple backbone. The maple is not nearly as prominent as you would expect from a maple porter finished in maple bourbon barrels. Very fiery out of the gate. Integration is mediocre, though there are some delicious pieces present. Maybe time will mellow this out into something more seamless? Finishes with a nice residual mix of chocolate and maple. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Not quite full bodied, low carbonation. Dry, sticky finish. Has a sweetness that is balanced by an underlying bitterness and booziness. 4.25/5

Overall: This bottle tasted much better than the pour I had at FOBAB, but it ultimately does not live up to its appetizing description. The maple flavor is nice, but way too subtle for a beer made with maple and finished in maple-bourbon barrels. I could see this one getting better with time given how rough-around-the-edges it is.

Cost: $8 for a 12 oz bottle.

Photo of M1A2
4.91/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This has aged great, so smooth now with maple in the front all the way to the back and the hot rough edges when fresh are all gone.

Photo of Hayes86
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well in comparison to the 3 pairs of legs, I think that the nose is not as noticeable, as well as the feel is a bit thinner. I also think the booziness is less noticeable than the 3 pairs. The flavors are blended better and more balanced. The syrup is much more prominent in the flavor, but much less on the nose. I am enjoying this much better than the 3 pairs overall. It is quiet a beer. - Bottle says 2014, picked up at the Crawfish boil yesterday 6/13/15.

Double BBA 6 Pairs Of Legs Maple Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.