gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black. No head. Dark. Smells like bourbon. Tastes like bourbon. Thanks Tony bretz.
jbeatty (908) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 01/08/2013. Pours dark black, sparse hazy tan head, slight lacing, fading to an almost still surface. Aroma is rich, fresh coffee grounds, nutty and bit oily, vanilla cream and cocoa, dark toffee, bourbon well integrated in the background. Taste is vanilla caramel cream mixed with chocolate, dark roast with delicious coffee finish, mild bourbon in the aftertaste. Creamy smooth body. Really delicious, does not disappoint at all.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black pour with minimal tan head. Incredibly intense aroma with bourbon, smoke, vanilla, charred oak, big bitter espresso and boozy dark fruit. The flavor is a little cloying with notes of strong fermented dark fruit, loads of molasses, heavy char oak, smoky bourbon, soy, vanilla and alcohol. Creamy full body with soft carbonation. This is probably one of the best new bottles of the year!
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle of the 2012. Pretty solid black with virtually no head. Aroma is big on the coffee, with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and a hint of bourbon. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with some roasty nuttiness on the finish. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, fig, prunes, very subtle hints of bourbon & oak. So tasty.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an oily black with a medium mocha head which fades slowly and leaves a few streaks on the glass. Aroma is chocolate, dark roasts, coffee grounds, vanilla, and a bit of syrupy sweetness. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and rather thick but smooth. Taste is heavily vanilla, dark chocolate, and coffee grinds. I wasn’t a huge fan of the vanilla aspects and I prefer the original Bourbon County. We’ll see what the extra bottle does in a few years.
Homer321 (890) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose is a coffe bomb. Way coffe. Minimal head. Taste is coffe with some booze. Little roast. Freaking awesome. Perfect meld of awesome with a little note of more awesome. Wowe.
dinkle50 (877) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour, creamy head that faded quick. Mouth feel is near perfect, very creamy. Hot bourbon at first in the aroma, then coffee creeps in. Very sweet taste. Finish is bourbon and coffee. Very easy to drink given the 13% ABV. Excellent beer.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very black, thin ring of foam, sweet bourbon nose. Sweet, kind of rough on the tongue, ok in the beginning but ends up too sweet and bourbon-y.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle - shared by BelgBeerGeek. The lesser one compared to GI Rare and the Vanilla one. Coffee bomb and nothing more than that.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle, bottled march 10 2010. what a beer. the coffee has not dropped off or become acrid at all in this beer, its totally delicious and has mellowed just a smidge, i felt like the coffee was now more highlighted even. terrific stuff, bcs never fails really.