GlasgowTAD (336) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours tar black with a rather large-ish mocha head (served at room temp) which recedes to a ring around the glass. Aroma is a wonderful bourbon, coffee, caramel, nutty. Taste is initially caramel then hints of that vanilla sweetness recognisable in bourbon whisky which is further followed a tinge of coffee bitterness and a slight touch salty on the finish. Absolutely deserves the praise it receives, all tastes in moderation and balance. Full bodied, light, fluffy and apparent in the mouth. Long, tantalising and smooth finish.
bigda83 (343) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very deep brown with s slight red tint and a small tan head. Aroma was of freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, slight cherry, and bourbon. Taste was almost identical to regular bourbon county. Didn’t get much coffee and I thought I would judging by the aroma. Still very good and had a nice warming bourbon feel to it. Body was full and oily. Would love to get to have this again.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 vintage, bottled. Jet black with a small, light brown head. Aroma is heavy with dark chocolate with an earthy, roasted coffee base. There is a bit of green tea leaf under the coffee, accentuating the earthiness. Smooth chocolate flavor with a touch of nutty toasted pecan and rum raisin. Softly carbonated. Dang tasty.
high_on_hops (744) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 2014 bottle. It pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a great coffee aroma with a bourbon background. The flavor is similar, with rich, toasty malt up front and a great bourbon backbone over a thick, heavy body.
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andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from trade - hat right off to thrashD for hooking me up. Pours jet black, good old used motor oil, small ring of head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of dry roasted peanuts, chocolate, vanilla, some light bourbon booze, lightly roasted coffee beans. Lightly carbonated, just right. Deep roasted sweetness, some milky vanilla latte, some soy sauce, salt, roasted cacao, espresso, Nutella, charred meat, tiramisu... crazy range of sweet, roasty flavours. Fantastic.
Pliny_SR (35) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Harry’s Hofbrau RWC on 1/9/15. Aroma of predominantly coffee with booze, hints of roasted malt and vanilla. Pleasant mouthfeel and tastes of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Very solid for the style…could drink several more of these.
maxodom (39) - - JAN 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 Bottle. Unbelievable coffee smell, thick pour no head, tons of sweet (but not too sweet) coffee flavor. Overall my favorite beer of any category.
JRG7 (21) - - JAN 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Huuuuge coffee nose. No lacing. Dark head. Great coffee taste. Begins a bit bitter like coffee but ends very smooth & flavorful.
RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big sweet coffee chocolate aroma. Taste is huge with coffee vanilla, butter scotch, and toffee. Finish is sticky and boozy . Amazing
aleigator (365) - GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Kevin, thank you very much, 2012 version with La Tortuga coffee.
Pours a viscous, black color, with a small, soon fading head.
The aromas got a hot Bourbon burn to them, wrapped up into slightly bitter, earthy coffee, with lots of bakers chocolate, molasses and toffee. The coffee acts outstandingly well with the wooden, vanilla accentuated, hot Bourbon, blending flawlessly into the rich, creamy base of the beer. Nontheless, the Bourbon stands out on itself quite well and is even more noteable than the coffee.
Drinks incredible smooth, not particularly creamy, but outstandingly silk, with calming, earthy notes to it, providing an intriguing interplay between milk chocolate and slightly sticky toffee. The Bourbon is big in this, without getting too boozy at any point, while producing a pleasant, oaken warmth with vanilla notes in it, complimenting to the slightly bitter coffee, as well as the scorched, earthy malts and sweet milk chocolate. The coffee becomes visible on the palate, paired with slick caramel and cocoa nibs, while a wooden earthiness adds to the subtle coffee sting, resulting from the harmonious, convenient integrated Bourbon. Finishes with sweeter toffee, as well as molasses and hints of coffee, while smooth, slightly sweeter milk chocolate represents the foundation of this beer.