Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a smooth dry lingering roasty coffee finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Re-rate (12/1/2013)
Bottle... This beer rocks!... GI’s affiliation with AB has apparently made this a better beer. More coffee. Less sugar. World class!
Original rating (5/23/2010) - 3.8 -
Bottle… Pours crude oil black with a small, creamy, deeply tanned head. The bouquet is a wonderful marriage of vanilla, coconut, deep-roast coffee, dark chocolate and black tea with a rumor of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a motor oil mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is sweet; too sweet. Otherwise, it’s simply a mocha version of regular ol’ BCS. Sweet chocolate and coffee finish.
hopdog (8449) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to Ryan! Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, some wood, and some bitter chocolate. Tastes of coffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, and chocolate. Sweet and some alcohol in the finish.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from jsquire and I immediately need more. Holy shit this stuff is great! Dark brown pour, tannish head. Aroma is loaded with coffee, roast, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and oak. Flavor is creamy with tons of toffee, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, molasses and chocolate. Great great beer!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Not only did Armin generously trade this to me, he flew out to colorado to deliver it to me in person! Big thanks! Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Awesome dark roasty, somewhat bitter coffee, chocolate, light bourbon, roasty malty nose. Setup roasty coffee, roasty dark malty, chocolatey flavor, slight bourbon flavor. Somewhat bitter coffee finish. Awesome brew!
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark coloured body, with a little head. Looks thick. Aromas of coffee up front, only fainter bourbon. The taste was cold coffee with tons of milk and sugar up front. Something I do not drink. As I kept drinking samples, and with food, the coconut taste (and the lactic acid) more than the bourbon accumulated.I finished 300 ml. but 750 ml. was just too much.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, caramel. Fairly sweet. The taste is coffee, caramel, toffee and mild hops. Medium-full bodied.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle marked 3/28/2010 with a big thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a black body and a tan head that coats the glass. Aroma is thick, earthy, dirty coffee with bourbon, vanilla, fruit esters. Really strong and really good. Taste is really good with rich smoke, coffee, chocolate, good espresso and biscotti. Really viscous, rich and velvety! Excellent.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Whoa whoa whoa. I dislike normal BCS whole-heartedly. It is just not for me. But this I loved. Pours a near pitch black with a thin, red mocha head that refuses to stick around and leave any lace. Vanilla bean and coffee ice cream in the nose. Taste is full on creme brulee, kahlua, spicy alcohol. Oily, viscous mouhtfeel. The 13% here doesn’t batter the palate as much as the normal version. Bitter on the palate after some spicy intense coffee liqour.
JorisPPattyn (7678) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Vintage No head, dark brown beer with ruby reflections. Cold coffee, even stale coffee - nose is a tad disappointing. Coffee, with a good shot of Bourbon, and black chocolate. Indeed Bourbon County Coffee - with a cappucino streak? Very thick-bodied, alcoholheat, warming as none. Better than the sum of its parts - but it just can’t stand up to the Rare...