Zlotta (1795) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’, 2014 version, 14.5% abv. Pitch black with a thin, tan head. Roasty-malty aroma with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and some hazelnut. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of milk coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, warming and slightly alcoholic finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, flat. Balance is good, lots of coffee though but in a pleasant way, less boozy than the regular one.
markoijelena (2051) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft 0.15l at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.Version 2014.Taste with Zlotta.19.03.2016.Pour it dark color with thick small white head.Aroma smooth dark chocolate,some coffee beans but moslty chocolate amazing aroma,Taste perfectly balanced of bourbon barrels,leather,roasted coffee,dark chocolate,bittery like chocolate finish.After taste coffee really nice smooth texture and balanced.Maybe even better than try regular in Pozarevac last time we will see now for 2015 regular Bourbon county.
Douberd (4610) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 13.4%. Vintage 2013
Pitch black colour on the body, small and thin brown head on top, average to low retention.
Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol, nice coffee notes, chocolate.
Taste of roasted malts, not as much coffee as the aroma suggested, alcohol, vanilla.
Thick body, nicely carbonated.
gyllenbock (7292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits SF, bought in February 2015.
Black with no head. Sweet with coffee, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and some hints of bourbon. Nicely balanced and with a long finish. A tasty one.
SirLimpsalot (3564) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Eddan 16-2-6: Doften stor och tydlig av hasselnöt. Smaken är söt med tydlig nougat. Riktigt gott.
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Aroma is of cracked coffee beans and some dried fruit. Lighter bodied than some of the other BCS variants. Boozy, oaky, coffee, smoky, outstanding. Dryer finish than some of the variants as well.
sjogro (2265) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 At home, another bottle from Maakun. I feel 0.1 more enthusiastic!
Tasting thuis, fles van Maakun! Thanks dude! Daar staat-ie dan! Hallemeloeja lekkere koffieboterkoek! Lekkere zachte olievette brei met hele fijne notige koffiesmaakjes. Marsepein en pecannotenbrood en appelstroop. Backlog from 2015/11/05.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 version on tap at FS FW post-Nutcracker. Amazing. Heavy on the coffee, which is why I love it. Aroma is of dates, prunes, nuts, and coffee. ABV (13.4%) is quite masked by the coffee and mouthfeel is very balanced, yet crazy smooth. Reminds me of the Amavida coffee (from St. Andrews) that they serve at church each Sunday. Outstanding, especially on this cold, rainy night. Makes me a bit peckish for more.
Bule (1764) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle of 2014. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carbonation. Coffee is strong and over powers a little.
snoot8726 (82) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage, cellared for 3 years. Huge bourbon and coffee on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Big coffee taste with vanilla and bourbon and some smokiness. Time has really mellowed the sweetness! World class beer, one of the best I’ve ever had.