Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Going back to my notes on this one. It was at the tail end of a local tasting I did with friends from a while back, and the numbers are circled nicely but the writing is a bit vague. "Wow, just awesome... first rye I’ve been blown away by." Not exactly a helpful description. I do remember loving it though.
markducommun (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cloudy, brown. Strong raspberry nose, touch of coffee. Small hay. Some funkiness. Quite sweet, but some sour and bitter. Heavy body, slightly cloying. Quite good.
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DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog. 2011 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event.Black with small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, baeries, bourbon. Nice.
rejtable (2170) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 Xmas gathering. Pours Dr Pepper ruby edgets no head and no lacing. Nose is molasses, cherry. Flavours of molasses, cherry, berries, vanilla. Taste is big sweet, medium bitter and hint of tart. Mouth is creamy body wity lively carbonation. Beauty!
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From notes. Shared at a BCBS tasting put on by Brian Winters. Thanks! Oh my god. This is unbelievable. The pour is the typical viscous oily black that we’ve all come to expect of a BCBS. The aroma is amazingly jammy. The fruits are killer! So much blackberry and raspberry, There is also a lot of rye spice and a wonderful chocolate and roasted malt. It’s just amazing. The flavors mimic this perfectly. The fruits explode in a wondrous jammy bliss and a chocolate malt. The other dark fruits are really good, along with a touch of molasses and a delightful complexity. Damnit. The mouth feel is unbelievable thick and jammy with the molasses and chocolate. The carbonation is beautiful for how old this is. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity with a great malt and rye whiskey spice that I love. So, so, so good
umich03jm (3299) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is packed with jammy berries. Good amount of milk chocolate too with some light whiskey. Taste is packed with rich berries. Crazy how much berry is here still after 3.5 years. Milk chocolate, oak, and light rye spice finish it out. Great variant.
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle shared by a friend. 2011 version allready... Poured your regular bourbon county pitch black colour With a small non lasting beige head. Leasing a small oily ring, fresh raspberries and dark berries hits the nose in no time, dark roasted malts, dark sweet bitter chocolate, spiced rye, oak, mouthfeel explodes with dark berries, going to a sweet raspberry and spiced rye whisky finish. Some charred oak, such a full mouthfeel. Still a ton of fruit in this one. After 4 years now. This is at it’s peak. Backyard was to arteficial. Cherry was really good, but this one is spot on! Best fruited version of bourbon county for me! Incredible
PartyFowle (937) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THICK. This pours from the bottle like syrup -- a scary, viscous muck. Deep black in hue, with a whisper-thin layer of raspberry-brown bubbles that rises from the deep. In the aroma, this is very similar to the standard BCS: rich vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, milk chocolate, a touch of toast. A swirl brings out the berries, a background of raspberry and marionberry. The flavor is very similar to BCS as well, displaying the same rich chocolate and French vanilla notes. When cold, the adjuncts are muted, but near room temperature they emerge in a big way. Blue and blackberries swirl, while tart raspberry grips the back of the tongue in the finish. The body is a fairly water medium-light, not nearly as thick as expected. Jammy overall. The berries take the edge off the whiskey and add a nice wrinkle to the flavor.
UDBeernut (2512) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my cellar. Pours the part. Nose is full of bourbon and slight berry. The berry flavoring is more pronounced up front in the mouth, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is a tad thinner than many of the bcbcs variety, but still packs a punch.
kbudd19 (980) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance is black motor oil with a thin layer of chocolate head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry jam. Taste is chocolate, raspberry jam, light vinious undertones, and coffee. Finshes with burnt brown sugar, light carbonation, and full bodied. Overall, this really tasty, not nearly as sweet as some of the reviews had me thinking this might be but this bottle is over three years old, still decedent though and best enjoyed in small samples.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black with a small tan head. lots of rye whiskey barrel taste with a slight berry finish. would like to have tried this fresh