dreamflower (471) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye on Valentineís Day. Beautiful dark colour. Aroma of toffee with hints of coffee. Lively on the palate. Rich coffee toffee taste with hints of raisin and bourbon candy. I absolutely loved this beer! Perfection!
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Thanks Brian, Bvery, for this one! Dark body with brown head, though quickly fades and not a lot of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, not as a coffee forward as I imagined, which is fine with me. Bread, dried fruit, bourbon on the nose, even a bit of sharpness from the alcohol. Taste is rich chocolate and loads of bourbon - definitely more of these qualities than coffee. I wouldnít say itís boozy, but itís definitely assertive and a bit hot. Quite an excellent beer.
jhgrantjr (413) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 I had been waiting for the regular BCBS and I landed this one too this year, and man is this beer good. This is easily the best coffee type stout Iíve ever had, and I like this more than the regular BCBS. Pours a deep dark black color, thick. Aroma is unbelievable: coffee, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. And the taste is great. I really think the coffee stout balances out the sweet bourbon taste of the regular BCBS really well. Probably the best combination of a roasted sweet-bitter taste Iíve ever had. If you ever get the chance to try this beer, donít pass it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedR (865) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely at the high end of java-oriented stouts. Flavor is highly coffee. Yet still lets the base beer come thru. Super nice.
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Paulmparsons1 (13) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is got an amazing aroma and the taste is full bodied and balanced just right. Inteligencia Coffee and Bourbon Aged Stout! Nothing's better
gendv138 (232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (2013 Intelligentsia Los Inmortales) poured into a snifter. Pours a jet black with about a finger tan head that recedes fairly quick. Aromas of coffee, coffee beans, caramel, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, light vanilla. On the taste, big coffee, roast, espresso, bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, slight cherry-like dark fruit. Full body, semi-dry finish. A sipper at 13.4% but fairly smooth for the ABV, finishes just slightly warm. Very well done coffee-forward bourbon barrel aged stout.
cards04 (1390) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 This is as good as anything Iíve had. Pours black with soft dark mocha head. Aromas are out of this world. Massive cold coffee aromas. Then comes the bourbon and vanilla. Soon after fudge and amazing caramel. Sweet, sticky, and indulgent and rich mouthfeel. Thick and sweet flavors. Dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet caramel and boozy bitter chocolate to finish. This is world class and in my not so humble of opinion... better than the original. A big thanks to Maltser85 out of Fargo ND for this gem.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 Intelligentsia. Smells like walking into a coffee shop after they ground some beans. Taste hits you with coffee up front and then mellows with some chocolate notes. Perfection? Perfection.
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SHIG (3402) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black with light brown head. Very bourbon and coffee. Nice coffee bean, light bourbon, sweet but not with a rugged finish.
Zymurgeist2 (824) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Boozy vanilla with fresh coffee bean. Oily black with brown highlights. Brown head was small and dissipated quickly. Taste is coffee, molasses, vanilla. Chewy bakers bread and yeast apparent. Slick viscous mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness at the end.