Black Raven Possum Claus Bourbon Pecan Porter

Black Raven Brewing Company
Redmond, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Porter
Release: Limited Single (vintaged)
ABV: 8.6%
Bitterness: 30 IBU

From the brewer

Our Tamerlane Brown Porter that has been aged in bourbon barrels with the addition of freshly toasted Mississippi delta pecans. Released annually in winter, a true rare bird.

Average Scores

Overall: 85 (logged 12 times)
Draft: 85 (logged 11 times)
Bottle: 83 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

2018 release
Tannic, thin, makes me think of a nut liqueur like an amaretto or something. It’s good, but I think if there were a little more body to this thing it would be remarkable.
2018 release
So good. 10.7abv.
unknown release
2015 release
Bottle at A Friend's
2015 release
Initially thin porter taste gives way to a warm, slightly viscous caramel flavor. Hints of toasted pecans and bourbon that's initially hidden behind the caramel but is definitely there if you look. Stronger than it tastes, too. I was afraid this wouldn't match my memory but it might actually be better.
2013 release
Love the pecan/bourbon taste. No rough edges. I don't know if I'd get tired of the flavor but right now I don't think so.
2013 release
Full glass this time. Still delicious, but needs to be sipped slowly. Tastes much stronger than its 6.5% ABV.
2013 release
Medium brown color, overt bourbon on the nose and tongue. Sweet finish. Yum!