ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, dated 11/12/12 via trade. pretty stoked to try this for the first time tonight. pours like the classic bourbon county with a dense, oily, syrupy texture that sits black in the glass capped by a razor thin, mocha head that leaves oily rings of lace. aroma is spectacular with all the things i love about bourbon county, heavy dark chocolate, roasted malts, hints of maple, toasted oak, and subtle coconut all balanced by incredibly unique notes of red wine, black cherries, and just a hint of spice. flavor is simply remarkable with notes of subtly sweet, subtly tart black cherries, pie filling, cherry cordials, and vinous fruits up front followed by the classic flavors of rich whiskey, bakerís chocolate, dense roast, and sweet, dry oak that iíve come to love in the base beer with a hint of maple, dry coffee, and ash on the back end. palate is rich and full bodied while the interplay of the slightly tart cherries with the sweetness of the base beer keep it from being cloying. overall, this is another superbly crafter bourbon county variant. i still prefer the Rare and Vanilla but i put this right up there with Coffee. stellar.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thick black. Creamy chocolate head. Huge boozy rye bourbon, with a perfect touch of cherry. Thick, complex and fantastic aroma. Chocolate, cherry, rye, bourbon and finishing alcohol heat all blend perfectly.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow this is awesome, huge cherry and rye flavors are balanced perfectly on the bourbon county standard beer. Way to go st. Lunatics!
jbrana (580) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Very unique and interesting. Has the sticky sweet malt backbone that is typical of Bourbon County, but paired with nice flavors of cherry, almond, and rye whiskey. Has hints of cinnamon, brown sugar streusel... Tastes a bit like cherry pie. Iím amazed at how much the rye whiskey shines through.
jkwood04 (4773) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of cherries, roasted malts, rye and oak, chocolate and coffee, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a little too much cherries for my palate. Thicker texture. A really good beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Sparky! Deep ebony/squid ink pour with a mocha head that didnít leave a spot but stained the inside the glass. Aroma is tart cherry, spicy rye, brownie batter, molasses, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor has a weird artificial cherry cola flavor. Aspartame, Ludenís Wild Cherry cough drops, medicinal qualities. Still get some cocoa, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. A lot going on but nothing meshes well. Better as it warmed but individual attributes better than the sum of itís parts.
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan froth. Nose is bourbon, chocolate and black cherry with hints of spicy rye. Almost full body; quite hot. A lingering buzz lightens a bit. Incredibly rich and tasty like a bourbon, dark chocolate covered cherry. Belgian Red meets Chocolate Yeti.
czar (5704) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at hill farmsteadís post-3rd anniversary. pours black as hell with a minimal beige head. roasted and smoky malts, dark and burnt cherries, tobacco and ash, light vanilla and wood, some sweetness and booze. soft carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky. enjoyed it!
beernbourbon (1390) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pour is black with a brown head. Aroma loaded with roasted toffee malt, light vanilla, faint fruit, and a touch of booze. Flavor is also loaded with sweet toffee and vanilla malt but with a lightly tart cherry/ fruit flavor poking through. A great beer, but not my thing.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with minimal brown head and no lacing. Aroma of spicy(rye) chocolate, cherries, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is roasted, spices from the rye, cherries, chocolate, oak, vanilla. Full body and low to medium carb. My less favorite BCS variant to date but still very enjoyable. Iíd like to see what aging would do to this one.