ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reviewed 12/25/2012. Bottle says 14.3%. 22 oz bottle poured into an adorable little goblet.
A: Pours a pitch black color. Much like regular BCBS, the dark tan head fades away to nothing in little time. Nice alcohol legs.
S: Smells quite similar to BCBS, with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, cream, and brown sugar...right up until rich, exquisite black coffee makes itself known. This is such a joy to inhale, even over regular BCBS. Wow.
T: Itís BCBS with coffee. No, that doesnít sound terribly descriptive, but the coffee used is completely fabulous, and plays perfectly with the big sweetness and decadence of the base beer. Tiny little subleties of cream, vanilla, hazelnut, dark fruits, bourbon, and rare (just kidding about that one) give it real enjoyability factor. A little booze pops up in the finish, but not nearly enough to suggest itís 14.3%. This one will completely wreck me in the morning...
M: This doesnít seem to feature the syrupy heft of the base beer. Rather, itís drier and thinner, featuring carbonation that seems to be a bit more vibrant. Still an amazingly sticky and viscous coffee stout. The flavor intensity and finishing booze still suggests one to ísipí. Actually, I kind of prefer the feel of this over standard BCBS.
O: I didnít think this would be much better than BCBS - but I was wrong. Even though itís quite boozy, itís one of those offerings where the intense flavors render that problem moot. Iíd even say it lives up to the hype. Good luck killing a bomber solo if youíve already had a few drinks tonight, though...my body is saying ínoí but my tastebuds are saying ífuck yes!í
kkleu357 (361) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seems thinner than regular bcbs. Dark black body. Wonderful coffee shop aroma. Sweet chocolate taste. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Tastes like an excellent mocha latte!
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Paddy Longs. Aroma is coffee, marshmallow, smoke, a and expresso. Poured jet black with almost no head. Sweet and creamy taste. Ends with a coffee and expresso blast you donít get upfront. So good. This is 2014. I liked the 2014 barleywine and regular a little bit more I think but this is fantastic
uncleben113 (14) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a tap at Brixieís in Brookfield, IL. Pours dark as night with very litte, light brown head around the edges of the glass. Aroma of coffee in your face with some chocolate faint in the background. The coffee really overpowers the aroma. Also a little brown sugar is apparent on the nose. The flavor is clean, smooth, and delicious. Chocolate all the way with light alcohol throughout. Coffee comes through at the midpoint and finishes it out. The coffee is very balanced with the rest of the beer. Vanilla, dark dried fruits, and brown sugar is also apparent. Mouthful is full but clean and leaves you ready for another drink. Overall this is a spectacular beer.
TheBear11D (282) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon County Coffee pours jet black with a small dark brown head that lasts about 10-15 seconds. The aroma is very roasty and smokey with a bit of vanilla and coffee. The flavor is roasted coffee, a bit smokey with a hint of vanilla and some of the wood from the barrel. The flavor is very rich. Overall this is a great beer. The aroma is a little misleading as the flavor is much different than I anticipated, but the difference was a great thing. Overall this is a great brew.
HopDirt (8) - - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I normally just taste the barrel aged beers but this one was light yet very balanced with the coffee, chocolate and barrel flavors, just enough on each that I had to order a 2nd pour from draft.
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Brown Sugar, Bourbon, Espresso
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Bourbon, Dark Roasted Malts, Espresso, Brown Sugar, Mild Molasses
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Boozy
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Light bourbon and balanced dark roast coffee. Deep dark brown with a decent light brown head. Nice coffee and sweet rich toasty bourbon. Another winner.
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Very often I find bourbon ruins beer. Not so here. The palate is very heavy an smooth, lots of flavor with vanilla and oak, light bourbon, and the coffee actually mellowing the bourbon flavor rather than dominating in this own right.
tdeyoung24 (14) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
You can smell the coffee in this stout before it even hits your lips. Some people say it is not as good as the original. If you are a coffee man, I STRONGLY disagree!
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njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome aroma of coffee bourbon and vanilla, coffee a tad lost in the flavor and a touch thin, real nice though