williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, brown head. Roasty sweet aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and mocha. Flavor is the most coffee like of any beer I’ve had. Like drinking a sweet, beery mocha. My thousandth rating!
zoucrew102 (753) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Strong coffee aroma with notes of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Pours black with a thin light brown head that dissipates quickly and no lacing. Chocolate flavors with a little bit of vanilla and oak to start. Finishes smooth with a lot of coffee flavor that lingers on the palate with a bit of booze and bourbon. Quite good for the most part, but not a big fan of the coffee.
JHeath99 (1301) - 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.
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a brown head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, barrel, bourbon, vanilla and a touch of coconut, flavor of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, wood, vanilla, cherries acidity, brandy, coconut, full bodied, amazing.
popway (75) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here’s a heavywight. Bourbon meets coffee. Aged in my cellar a year.
Really enjoyed this, coffee is solid, balanced, oily, thick, light frothy head,
dark ’n’ roasty, smell of leather, compelling strong, burnt sugar, no joke, alcohol burn follows,
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seems thinner than regular bcbs. Dark black body. Wonderful coffee shop aroma. Sweet chocolate taste. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Tastes like an excellent mocha latte!
kaser (3650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at Paddy Longs. Aroma is coffee, marshmallow, smoke, a and expresso. Poured jet black with almost no head. Sweet and creamy taste. Ends with a coffee and expresso blast you don’t get upfront. So good. This is 2014. I liked the 2014 barleywine and regular a little bit more I think but this is fantastic
uncleben113 (14) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a tap at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL. Pours dark as night with very litte, light brown head around the edges of the glass. Aroma of coffee in your face with some chocolate faint in the background. The coffee really overpowers the aroma. Also a little brown sugar is apparent on the nose. The flavor is clean, smooth, and delicious. Chocolate all the way with light alcohol throughout. Coffee comes through at the midpoint and finishes it out. The coffee is very balanced with the rest of the beer. Vanilla, dark dried fruits, and brown sugar is also apparent. Mouthful is full but clean and leaves you ready for another drink. Overall this is a spectacular beer.
TheBear11D (355) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon County Coffee pours jet black with a small dark brown head that lasts about 10-15 seconds. The aroma is very roasty and smokey with a bit of vanilla and coffee. The flavor is roasted coffee, a bit smokey with a hint of vanilla and some of the wood from the barrel. The flavor is very rich. Overall this is a great beer. The aroma is a little misleading as the flavor is much different than I anticipated, but the difference was a great thing. Overall this is a great brew.
HopDirt (22) - - DEC 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I normally just taste the barrel aged beers but this one was light yet very balanced with the coffee, chocolate and barrel flavors, just enough on each that I had to order a 2nd pour from draft.