drsordr (2279) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2015 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose coffee, bourbon, cassis, roasted malt. Taste similar, roast and coffee. Had this late in the night so Iím sure it would rate higher in isolation.
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bourbon county stout is already my favorite beer. With the coffee it puts it over the top.
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fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 from draft: Full and rich flavors of mocha bean, chocolate and marshmallow. Subtle black plum notes throughout the ultra-creamy mouthfeel, but this is dominated by coffee flavors, finishing with a note of peppery spice that adds intrigue. Finish lingers long.
mixmasterob (1050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015 bottle. Menacing black pour with a frothy dark brown head. Standard bonkers BCBS aroma with tons of roast, sweet fruit, vanilla, cream, wood, bourbon, spent coffee grounds. Flavors were mega roasty and followed suit from the aroma. Lots of vanilla, coffee, bourbon, sweet cream, super balanced and smooth to the max. Slick and oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This stuff is so delicate yet extreme at the same time. Its wild. The coffee is there but isnít in the forefront, just playing in the background. World class.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle opened November, 2015. Pours out opaque black with a small red/brown head that quickly diminishes Rich aromas of wooden barrel (obvs), black coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The coffee still comes through pretty strongly for something with two years of age to it. The flavors open up with chocolate, dried fruits, and powerful barrel and wood. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with fairly strong carbonation is pleasant and softens a very powerful beer.
Heather_B (249) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 on draft at Rare Day 2015. Compared it to 2014. 2015 is better (obviously - itís fresher) so Iíve rated that. Everything about this is coffee. Itís aroma is like sticking your head inside a bag of coffee beans. Flavor is well roasted coffee witha nice balance of bourbon stout still able to be tasted. This is the bomb.
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared, 2014 version. Pitch black with short lasting dark beige head that leaves an oily film. Lots of bourbon up front, sweet fresh coffee beans, dark chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, molasses, roasted nuts, licorice, lots of toffee, sweet black berries, burnt toast, marzipan and flowery honey. Over medium sweet with long lasting coffee bitter finish. Full bodied with almost chewy but still slick, oily feel with low carbonation. Massive stuff, very nice and complex.
Gurthnar (4852) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Black night 10/2015. Really really intense coffee both in aroma and flavour. Even too much for my liking, but the beer is still f-in great. Very rich and complex taste - aside from intense coffee there is lots of caramel, dried and red fruits, chocolate, roasted. Warming mouthfeel. Excellent, could be even better with less coffee - but that is just me.
Cuso (7640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Black night,. Vintage 2013. Almost black color with small white head. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt, milk chocolate. Taste, chocolate, coffee beans, nuts, caramel, bourbon, wood, alcohol. Tasty.
MisoW (3111) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Batch 2013. Pours black color, beige foamy head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol. Taste of strong coffee, chocolate, nuts, very sweet, bourbon, sherry, vanilla. Nice bittersweet chocolate finish.