Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque coffee color. Viscous pour. Sensuous nose - vanilla, whiskey roast, sweet. Whiskey and chocolate, sweet like a Jack Daniels mudslide. Warming. Mouthy, quality oily body. Not hugely bitter. A bit tarry at the end. Sweet roast finish. Reminds me of some familiar chocolate/toffee/caramel candy from childhood. Tap, Proof.
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft into a 5 oz tasting glass. Deep dark color with an intentionally poured small tan head. Very smooth and subtle build of bourbon flavor with a nice lingering taste left of the palate. Finally got to try it and it lives up to the fame!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ready4Aheady (29) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour- black with thin tan head, aromas and flavors of cocoa, coffee, and prominent bourbon. Smooth, long finish. Delicious brew!
rjat (4) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is 2nd only to Goose a Island Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout. Regular BCBS feel behind because I love coffee in my stout
PhilHarmstead (15) - Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at Farmhouse and 12 ozers at home. Everything you’d want on a late winter’s night by the fire. Strong nose of bourbon, earth, peat, caramels. Once again, proof that god loves us.
bmoosey (78) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at home from a 12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smell is of coffee and cocoa with a little sweet vanilla. Taste is cocoa, with coffee and vanilla. There’s that little burn in the back of your throat from the bourbon at the end. Medium body. Overall, an awesome beer with a lot going on...Definitely recommend!
kayres (389) - , Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Smooth sweet coco bourbon and vanilla. Medium bodied and silky
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thought for sure I’d already had this. Tap at Proof. Black pour. Huge roasty chocolate aroma. Creamy vanilla, chocolate, light bourbon, wood. Bittersweet. Awesome balance. 8.6
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, for my 1000th rating. Pours motor-oil brown/black with a high, mixed-grain, tan head. Nose is good bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and a touch of soy -- really amazing; the bourbon comes right through. On the tongue, heavy and dark; not as sweet as I expected, with the best encapsulation of bourbon I’ve ever tasted in a beer along with coffee, vanilla, and a touch of savory. The palate is oily smooth with a long, satisfying, heated richness. Worth the hype.
pfc514 (45) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head into a snifter.
Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Unlike most BA stouts, the bourbon isn’t in the forefront, but mixed in and balanced nicely with the other ingredients.
Taste follows the aroma, a nice balance of all three of the main characteristics. Bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, with some coffee. Strong bourbon aftertaste along with the coffee. Absolutely fantastic. A little boozy at the end, but age should take this out.
Thick and oily on the palate, exactly how I like my stouts.
An exceptional twist on the BA stout style, and unlike most of the others, this one doesn’t let the bourbon overshadow the chocolate and coffee. It’s perfectly balanced, perfectly drinkable. Age could mellow out the boozy bite at the end, but this is a damn near perfect beer.