wrlangin (138) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Vail Fine Wines. Pours pitch black with dark tan head. Rich chocolate, coffee, and malt taste balanced very well with bourbon barrels. Bourbon was an excellent accent and not the overwhelming presence that frequently occurs in many barrel-aged stouts. Excellent!
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mstrcrwly (958) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch 50 poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin medium brown head..huge
aroma of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa,oak,coffee..tastes of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa,
licorice..little boozy but real good.
jc1762 (643) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a teku showing pitch black with half a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose is pronounced with a lot of roasted coffee notes and barely perceivable dark chocolate/cocoa.
The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. First impression shows a lot of milk chocolate flavor, the mid palate warms up to more roasted coffee notes. Upon warming up the alcohol definitely makes an impression as the beer gets spicy. The finish is definitely a heavy early morning roasted coffee bitterness with the same alcohol spiciness and dark cacao flavors left on the palate. A little bit too much coffee in general and could use a slightly smoother carbonation.
Omar1991 (10) - - JAN 9, 2016
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
What a disappointment. Beer looks great but is awful. Terrible lingering aftertaste and the coco nubs used in flavoring overpower and make no sense and do not make for a good combination of flavors. And the beer was also expensive. Avoid.
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markas101 (2281) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Smooth, not overly alcohol flavour. Dry, more coffee and faint raisin. Long prune finish.
robinvboyer (4111) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release #57, 12.2%. Pitch black pour, large mocha head. Rich cocoa aroma, huge roasty malts, loads of rich , freshly roasted dark coffee. Strong woody barrel notes with some semi sweet vanilla, and subtle whisky. Silky, full bodied mouthfeel, with a perfect carb. The finish is incredibly roasty, huge coffee notes, semi sweet cocoa, and some strong barrel. Incredible stout.
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 31, 2015 - bottle from AV3. Black pour with some head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was relatively mild, but had the bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Taste was a nice blend of coffee, chocolate and bourbon; kind of like Bourbon County Coffee’s little brother. Release #32, 10.7% ABV.
tylox (1) - - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap @Elizabeths Station in Bellingham, WA. Incredible dark chocolate notes. Love epic, they make some amazing Brews.
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lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little coffee, little chocolate and sweetness in aroma. Its strong and complex. Different wiffs yield different things. Pours black with a nice tan head. Taste is sweet and dessert like. Lots of the chocolate and roast, but little to no bitterness. Pretty much perfect. Bit of an oily body.
Savage_Night (415) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with a large brown head with excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a frothy cap. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, hop spice, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, phenols, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, nuts, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, herbal, hop spice and spice with a rich thick boozy finish. Release #50 at 12.6% avg.