mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a deep black with ruby/brown tinge outline, and very thin tan ring around the glass. Aroma of strong bourbon and hot booze, with vanilla, chocolate, and espresso. Taste is very bourbony, with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and hot boozy aftertaste. Very small amount of carbonation and creamy medium mouthfeel. Doesnít seem that much different to me than the regular BCS, but I love regular BCS, so thatís not bad!
orangesol (473) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Deuane for busting this one out for us to try.
A - Pours midnight black with a nice one and a half finger tall brown head leaving light rings of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of rich bourbon, fresh brewed coffee grounds, dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and some dry oak tannins. This one is all about the bourbon and coffee.
T - Starts off with a big dose of warm bourbon quickly giving way to a mix of rich coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and some dryness from the oak tannins. I heard the coffee was dropping off in this one, not in this bottle as it still has plenty to go around. The alcohol is ever present but never really gets to the point of being overpowering. The finish is a mix of dark roast and light bourbon heat, lingering for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Big, boozy, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish. The alcohol is still pretty strong in this one.
O - Damn this is still one of my all time favorite coffee stouts. The combination of rich coffee and warm bourbon is just so damn good together. I am glad I still have a bottle of this one in the cellar.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the FOBAB 2006. Giant aromas of expresso explode out of this dark brew. The taste is dominated by the same coffee flavors and only slight hints of the Bourbon barrel it was aged in. Not as complex as I would of liked and a bit one dimensional but still really good. Oh, it seems Iíve knocked it out of the top fifty... let the crying begin...
Bacterial (467) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee and bourbon in the nose, pour is jet black, like my soul. Almost no head. Coats your mouth in chocolate malt coffee bourbon goodness. The coffee offsets the sweetness of the beer really well, thought not overly caffeinated. Well, probably plenty caffeinated, but it doesn't have a massive coffee taste. Subtle is good in overthrowing governments and in beers brewed with coffee.
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tricyclist (454) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample pour at Hunahpuís day. Pours deep brown with an amber head. Aroma is rich coffee and bourbon. Really awesome nose on this one. Flavor is rich bourbon, black coffee, rich malts, bittersweetness and caramel. Great body that lingers for awhile, which Iím quite happy with.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomb offering, 22oz. Iíve had both the 10 and 11/12 bottling. Hereís for the better, 2010. Big burst of roasted coffee right off the bat, through a black dark hue. The aromas are intense from the fresh roast, not alot of heat coming from the nose despite the high ABV. Palate is incredible, big malts of vanilla and coffee up front, so smooth through the mid and a punch of bourbon in the finish. Itís insane. With that said I have just taken down a 22 of the 11/12 and found it to be lackluster and boring compared to when I had the previous bottling. The coffee was too thick, boozy, and really one sided.
nyindiansfan (443) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours almost black not much of a mocha head. Smells and tastes of coffee, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, soy sauce, booze. light sweetness, medium bitterness, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter. Maybe it needs to age but kind of nasty for what I was expecting had coffee and bourbon taste, not that special liked the normal one and the vanilla was nice.
wilnatp (441) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
TAP. Tasted in a flight with BCS, BC Vanilla and BC Coffee. Coffee, chocolate, roasty, oak. Rich taste and mouthfeel.
radio_nowhere (440) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got a bomber of this and canít wait to try. Poured into snifter glass rich dark black with very thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon alcohol, rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit and the slightest bit of coffee. Taste is where the coffee comes out, also vanilla and rich malt sweetness. Creamy and thick, alcohol really hits the nose. Lingering alcohol warming and a little coffee aftertaste. Great stuff.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Punkrkr27.... Pours black with a brown head...Aroma is bourbon, fresh ground coffee..Flavor is bourbon coffee and wonderfulness...thick and creamy...mmmmmm!