MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Goose Island is quickly turning into one of my top 5 brewers. Nice , power stout with big coffee, roast, chocolate notes.
A nice sweet and dry finish, mild hop, good blend.
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 2010 bottle. Black beer with thin brown head. Big, joyfull bourbon nose with thick sweet molasses.and some sweetened coffee. Thick mouthfeel with tons of bourbon, butter, oak, vanilla and sweetened coffee. Molasses and caramel sweetness. Big, sweet beer with a warming boozy sense and a little sweetened coffee.
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - 2012. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste follows the aroma with the perfect amount of coffee and barrel blended in. This is a great beer.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite overall in the bourbon county series. All the deliciousness of the original with just enough coffee to to bak a bit of sweetness. Amazing stuff.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black with a lining of tan over the top. Smell is super sweet with a whole lot of bourbon. Some coffee, too. Taste is ridiculous. Plenty of sweet malt and coffee up front, giving way to a long bourbon finish. Vanilla makes an appearance as well. Sticks to the palate with a cocoa flavor. Bam.
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jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So intensely a barrel age stout as you could get! Geez. Dark as dark can be. Brown head. Smells of bourbon barrels vanilla and all things BA coffee stout that you could imagine. The body is so full, it is almost like drinking a true hot chocolate. Dark and toasty in flavor. Smooth and creamy. Not a ton of booziness on this. Quite sweet but you end up happy with this black coffee taste
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Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. A very nice aroma filled sweet bourbon, oak, coffee, chocolate, and dark malts. I taste sweet bourbon, roasted coffee, malts, licorice, vanilla, and chocolate. This drink impacts the palate. The finish leaves a complex lingering taste of licorice, malts, coffee, and bourbon. Its very boozy yet it leaves a nice warming and relaxing feel. Overall its a great beverage and with age it turned out better than I anticipated. I thought the coffee would have fell off a lot but it was very noticeable.
UDBeernut (2582) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled on 11/12/12 split with family. Pours jet black with tan head. Nose of bourbon, booze, and roasted coffee. Whiskey sweetness compliments the coffee more than expected, chocolate, oak, and vanilla on the edges. Silky body, YUM!
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottling. Black pour, tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, creamy coffee, bourbon aroma, roasty flavor with a nice espresso with the right bourbony touch. Damn Good!
Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour with thin brown lacing that fades very quickly. Bourbon is still dominant, but tempered with more black roasted coffee bean than the regular Bourbon County Brand Stout. Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, figs, vanilla, and licorice. Viscous, sticky, and smooth. Boozy, but less so than the regular BCBS. The right amount of carbonation (low) and a lingering lightly bitter finish,