pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at ABV Public House. Deep amber brown color with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate covered espresso beans, latte, cherry, and a hint of smoke. Taste is strong cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark cherry, and roasted malt. An incredible stout with a wonderful addition of the coffee.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle, 2011/12 Bottling, sampled fresh: simply outrageous aroma: silky dark chocolate aroma with the most unbelievable fresh coffee aroma: dark cherry, mint, and piney bitterness...dark brown with ruby hints, and a deep chocolate brown small bubbled head. Palate is smooth, lightly bubbled, lively and fun! Flavour is a wonderful balance between chocolate and coffee...both bitter, both sweet and full of an amazing fruitiness...top notch beer, beats the hype...
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, 2012 edition, Iím not sure this benefits at all from the dose of coffee, I found myself reflecting back to some of the better bourbon county stouts and thinking how there wasnt a huge difference, some light acidity from the coffee, lots of vanilla but still just a good to great beer
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Bottled on 3/26/10. Coffee on the nose is thankfully almost absent. Chocolate and vanilla. Fairly heavily charred malt. Melted dark Belgian chocolate. Fairly high grade espresso upon warming. Bourbon barrel presence is pretty tame on the nose. Pours nearly opaque with a quickly fading dark khaki head. Minimal lace left on the glass. Coffee is slightly ashy and stale on the palate. Plenty of vanilla and wood influence. Vanilla extract and chocolate. Fusel alcohol. Higher level of carbonation than the regular BCS which disappoints me. Lacks the velvety smoothness that I love in the BCS. Boozy, messy, hot, unrefined and a shell of the non coffee version.
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 bottle had less than a week after release. Massive high end coffee nose. Deep black and viscous. Rich coffee flavor, with slight herbaceousness and soft dark fruit. Coffee bitterness really cuts through the sweetness compared to the íregularí I tried beside it...very different beers but both ultimately great in their own regards. Agree with others: smoke íem if you got íem.
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Yowsa! My friends and I snagged up the last 6 or so servings of this in wrigleyville. $10 a piece...we did not see that coming. Anyways, this has an over the top chocolate aroma that you can sense a foot away. The flavor is rich coffee, almost expresso like, and thick and rich chocolate. The sweetest most intense beer, let alone Imp stout, iíve probably ever had. Unfortunately, I could hardly detect any bourbon barrel, but I donít think Iíve ever been able to notice it on any imperial stout. I canít wait to have the regular bourbon county when i get home.
gEUS (1461) - 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.
MeadMe (1456) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Degarth for opening this one.
A: Pours deep dark black with an average mocha colored head. Lite retention and no lace.
S: Boooozy aroma, hints of acrid coffee, and deep roasted malt.
T: Booze right from the start in the flavor as well. The coffee is there in a big way with mild vanilla and coconut flavors. Mild chocolate notes with a touch of dark fruit.
M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, boozy.
D: Not real drinkable. This one needs to be laid down for a bit. My only fear is that the coffee will fall out a bit. I will take my chances though as this one is way too boozy as is.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of
chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and green coffee. Flavor shows the
same with additional underlying notes of vanilla and toffee. Overall
body is full, viscous, and finishes with nice alc warmth.
JHeath99 (1435) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Damien and Lona. 2012 vintage. Pours an opaque black with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, booze, roasted malts, and vanilla. Taste of booze, vanilla, coffee, and some malts and chocolate.