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Killer Boots | Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project

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Brewed by:
Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project
Colorado, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by denver10 on 05-25-2013

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by denver10:
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3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a khaki head. Aroma is roasty, a little coffee, a little nuttle, and a little chocolate. Flavor starts out with a little molasses and roastiness, but not really coming together, then the 2nd half it really picks up with the caramel really showing itself, some nuttiness, some chocolate, and roasted barley. A medium bodied, kinda silky mouthfeel but could do for a bit more creaminess to it. Almost felt a little watery. Overall, solid first impression from this new brewery. This was definitely an interesting take on a porter that worked better than I expected. Would drink this again.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep hazy brown with a dense rocky mocha colored head. Had a classic porter nose with a hint if caramel. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. That's a good thing. Good job blending caramel into a good porter

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is jet black with ruby highlights, and an off-white halo of head. Nose of dark roasted coffee, with a tangy sweet caramel not, and some salty highlights. Flavors of roasted coffee, dark caramel, cocoa, and a continuing highlight of salty notes. Smooth and dry, with a roasted and earthy highlight. Dry, smooth finish. Very nice.

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3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dry but malty dark brew with a watery mouthfeel. Very modest foam and virtually no lacing in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Smooth texture with a nice low-grade fizz.

Just a slight malty sweetness to start. More blackened grain than the caramel roasted taste. However, some burnt sugar and a touch of caramel. A winey sensation and that dark pleasure. It's like a Schwartzbier with a malty presence.

A pleasant quaff. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy brown color with a creamy white head and no lacing.

S: Coffee and chocolate with a note of sweet caramel, and a little toffee.

T: Sweet caramel, mixed with a coffee and chocolate, a medium bitterness, not overly sweet but nicely balanced.

F: Body feels slightly light for a porter bit low creamy carbonation is nice.

O: This is a very nice porter the caramel adds a nice sweetness but it is balanced out by the rest of the beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Year old brewery from Loveland, CO. Bottle with awesome label and logo from SalukiAlum.

Pours maybe a shade darker than cola brown, allows some mahogany highlights when held to the light. One finger porous and rock off white head. Decent retention and sticky lacing that creates clumps of bubbles on the glass.

Homebrew yeast and astringent charred malt to start, smoothed some with caramel sweetness and some grainy malt. Yeast provides fruity esters mimicking plums, vinous fruit and berry pulp. Lacks the cocoa or coffee aromas of other dark beers.

A step up from the aroma, charred malt sits atop a more solid and sweet foundation of caramel and cocoa. The graininess in the nose is amended, the fruit notes derived from the yeast are still there, vinous fruit, figs and prune muddling the luxurious cocoa and caramel flavors at the beginning of the drink. Hops provide an earthy balance with a cleansing dryness. Finishes with some astringent charred malt to go with mild bitterness.

Body is a tad watery but perfectly carbonated and goes down easy. Alcohol is a non factor and if the charred malt didn't linger through the finish would be perfect.

The bottle label and boldness of a 'caramel porter' got me hyped up for this one, a bit more than what was realistic for such a young brewery. Solid porter, homebrew ale yeast imparts alot of fruit esters and it results in alot going on, thus masking the roasted malt, caramel and chocolate that is underlying. Lots of potential, just some needed tweaks and tightening up to get something really special.

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Killer Boots from Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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