AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle - 2012 bottling. Pours jet black, viscous, medium head, tan-leather color. Not a lot of lacing or retention. Big aromas of vanilla, coffee, maple, milk chocolate, and roasted sweet nuts. Taste is of creamy cocoa, sweetish coffe, slight nuts and vanilla. Very well balanced and very delicious. No burn. Sweet coffee finish. Yes.
Nickls (2166) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Absolutely jet black pour with a nice finger of dark tan head. Quite bourbon forward in the aroma at first, roasty, dark figgy sweet notes, and the coffee is not actually all that front and center. Pretty similar to the regular bourbon county in bourbon and sweetness profile, but the coffee addition is really nice as it balances it out well and adds a nice drying element. Thicker viscous body with tight carbonation. Good stuff!
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bourbon County has never my favorite of the style. The bourbon flavor is overwhelming. This helps it age better than most, but its always a bit too sweet and acidic. This version fixes what in my opinion is the beers weakest characteristics. It has a smoother mouthfeel, the bourbon is tempered by the coffee, and aged at 2 years, it really came into its own. Tried at the Cork and Barrel vertical rare beer tasting in Dec. 2012.
PhillyCraft (4761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
’12 Bottle shared by Bill. Black pour with coffee colored medium head. Good lacing. Notes were fresh green pepper, coffee was minimal for a "coffee stout". Alot more coffee present in older bottles I have tried. Lots of milk chocolate. Also some oak and sweet malts. Smooth palate. Nice beer but the Rare and Vanilla trump it big time.
JStax (4298) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle thanks to a generous entity at a bottle share. Pours dark brown to black with a khaki colored ring of foam around the edge of the glass. The aroma has loads of coffee and boozy notes. The coffee was center stage while the bourbon just kind of played along. Not too much in the way of burn. Very enjoyable beer.
nsquishee (635) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle- Very rich and sweet with a smooth finish. Lots of mellow coffee and chocolate notes with a very smooth bourbon note at the finish. Yum!
mlntroy23 (46) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great mix of coffee, chocolate, and booze! Smells all of 14% abv, but mellows as it warms. Dry finish that warms you up. I’m impressed!
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff here. Nose is heavy coffee, chocolate, and roast. Taste is similar with tons of bitter coffee, dark chocolate, roast and oak. Gooooood.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - Same as the others; engine oil, small head
Aroma - Mocha, oak, vanilla, bourbon
Taste - Rich chocolate and coffee, soft oak and vanilla, alcohol
This wasn’t all that complex, just strait-forward delicious. Lots of coffee and malty sweetness make for a great drinker - fresh bottle too!
jcartamdg (2677) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Taste is bitter coffee, chocolate and malt. Very nice beer.
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