kbutler1 (1323) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bottle. 2010 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout bottled on 3/26/10.
Poured into my Cigar City snifter a deep black with a 1 finger head of dark tan, tiny bubbles. Aroma is notes of sweet dark chocolate, cocoa, and bourbon. The first sip is a plethora of flavors; chocolate sweetness up front followed by a strong coffee flavor, a nip of bitterness, and ending with a long drawn out bourbon taste. The alcohol is pretty apparent in the end. Letting this one warm up a bit as it was in the fridge brings out even more flavors. Slight vanilla notes. For being so "young" I will be interested to see what these do with some age on them.
Very full bodied mouthfeel.
An excellent example of an American Double/Imperial Stout.
**latest version sampled on 11/29. LOTS of coffee notes. Very good. Probably my favorite variant they do.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one sweet ride.. . Pours a dark brown black.. . aromas of tar, dark chocolate, and coffee! .. .Donít touch it. Donít even look at it. Donít look at me. .. smooth as silk, more flavour than the regular but so much smoother and calmer. .. just pure class .. . Thatís right. You better walk on. Iíll hit an old man in public!
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to my PUBíN Sergeant-at-Arms for this one. Pours onyx with 2f brown head. No light through this one. Nose is oaky woody bourbon, dark malt, raisins, molasses. Tastes rich, dark malty, earthym with big boozy oaky bourbon, raisins, cacao, some rauch and cognac. Late heat, and this one successfully transverses the beer/spirit boundary. But for th grace of the flying spaghetti monster, I may have never had the chance to try this one, and I will celebrate by eating lasagma tomorrow.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml Bottle. A very nice dark thick pour with a thin head. Bold deep dark flavors complex delightfull. Enjoy
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle at the Clybourn pub. Pours black with a light tan head. This is amazing. Aroma has coffee, black licorice, and cocoa, giving evidence of its complexity. Flavor varies between cocoa, coffee, bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit. This is one amazing beer. I knew on my first sip that this was going to score at least a 4.9, and the second sip confirmed it as a 5.0. Perfect.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by daknole -- many thanks!! Really looking forward to the others in the series. Pours like roasted coffee with legs. Smells oddly spicy with lots of red pepper in the nose. Tastes of espresso, cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon. Chocolate syrup lingers on the back of the palate. Very good.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer just works. The coffee adds a lot of dimensions to an already delicious beer. Really wish I had a number of these to lay down, or even just to get to drink more now.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bomber 22 oz., $12.99. Gorgeous aroma, oak, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, plums, other dark fruit. The appearance, true to its style, deep black, tan had. The flavor is chcoolate, coffee, bourbon. Fairly sweet. The added coffee doesnít kill this beer, fortunately. The finish is piney hops, bourbon booze warming, very light roast. Awesome thick body, creamy mouthfeel. Again, it is a nice surprise that roasted coffee doesnít drown out this beer. None of these Bourbon Co. beers is the equal of ts base beer, but this beer is awesome in its own right.
jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters Thanks j12601-22oz bottle-pours a brown head and black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/coffee/molasses/ashy, some acidic hops, wood. Taste is sweet dark malt-roasty/coffee/molasses/ashy, some acidic hops, wood. Not my style.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours virtually pitch black, looking quite thick and menacing. A small, smooth head of dark brown foam slowly gives way, settling to a thin film, leaving dense, glass staining sheets in its wake. The nose paints a portrait of intensity, booming from the glass with monstrously sweet dark chocolate and caramel malt notes, loaded with intense, roasty coffee, and smooth, vanilla laden bourbon. There is no mistaking the barrel influence here, as the bourbon seems just as prominent as it does in the boozy base beer. Flavors too are big, sweet, and bourbon driven. Dark, syrupy chocolate and scorched caramel malts are countered only by the bitter earthiness of the coffee roast. Wood and vanilla are again intense and boozy. The palate is downright thick, clearly heavy on sugars and big, sticky malts. Bourbony heat warms the gullet, lingering on the tongue for a good while. Overall, this stuff is downright tasty in very small quantities, but anything more than a few ounces proves to be overkill as the sugar quotient is just too much.