mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
big thanks to thirdeye11 for this one. poured pitch black with no head. vanilla, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, more coffee. palate is creamy, awesome.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Bottle at PilsnerPeterís RBSG 2010. Black pour with mocha brown head. Nose is espresso beans, vanilla and bakerís chocolate. Taste is vanilla bean, espresso cream and dark chocolate with almonds.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This poured a Nice black velvet color with a tan head. Aroma was lots of espresso coffee beans, some light dark chocolate notes, some some bourbon and alcohol notes. Flavor was creamy espresso with some vanilla and dark chocolate mixed in. Mouthfeel was almost like a milk shakre, very creamy but not too cloying either. I wasnít sure going in that this was going to live up to the hype but it certainly did and they knocked this one out of the park.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy jdubfl. Pours black, with minimal head and bright lacing. Nose is big on the coffee, with a nice warming alcohol sensation present, although overall, itís nothing too crazy. Flavor is big on the booze and not nearly as decadent with coffee as the nose lead me to believe. Tough to drink. So boozy.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ladies and gentleman, we have ourselves a winner. I did not think I would come across a beer that was as impressive as Fultonís War & Peace, but then came Bourbon County Coffee Stout... good Lord.
Pours oily black and heavy. Like your high school girlfriend, the head is excellent. Nose is slight bourbon and mild coffee with obvious sweetness. Perhaps a hint of dark fruit, like fig.
Taste. I need a moment here. Taste is superb. Simply as good as a beer can get. This beer is dense and no where as bourbony as the regular. The coffee, which is not that intense, seems to tame that and adds some sweetness to it. The coffee, bourbon and high alcohol are balanced perfectly. You would never guess this beer is 13%. One of my top 2 favorite beers of all-time. BAíers are asking if this will reach #1. my answer... it better.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Princetonís Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is very boozy, heavy coffee, some chocolate. Intense flavors, more alcohol, coffee and some bourbon. Finish is chocolate with some coffee notes.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thick dark brown head the aromas are as amazing as BCS but with coffee taste is smooth as silk with robust flavors jumping out everywhere bourbon,vanilla,expresso roasted malts just a great RIS
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I hate to be giving out high-ass ratings like itís nobodyís business, but DAMN this was a phenomenal beer. Tried it at the tasting tables at DLD 2010 thanks to someone unknown but awesome.
Pours pitch black with a decent-sized, well-retained tan head.
Aroma hits you with a blast of intense, awesome coffee. But thatís not all! Behind that thereís the awesomeness of regular Bourbon County Stout - smooth roast and rich chocolate, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Wow.
Flavor is perhaps even more outstanding. I sometimes find the bourbon in regular Bourbon County Stout to be too much, but in this version, maybe itís the coffee, but the level seems just right. Really mellows out. The coffee flavor is incredible, and the base stout flavors of roasted malt, toffee, and dark chocolate fudge really assert themselves and meld together seamlessly. Some very slight barrel notes as well.
Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied on the palate with slight bitterness from the coffee. Not really that boozy at all for 13%, but there is some alcohol warmth present.
Overall, wow, what a beer. Highly drinkable, as downing this is just a heavenly experience. ISO more bottles!
Habanero (1875) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a medium sized mocca brown, quickly dimnishing head. Nose of chocolate, dark roasted coffee and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Full bodied. Syrup/oily texture. Roasted and slightly malt bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a very small head that fades quickly. The aroma had bourbon, chocolate, and coffee roast. The taste had bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee roast. Not as much coffee as I was expecting but it is mixed in with all the other flavors. I think the roasted coffee helps balance out some of the sweetness of the "BCS" and it is a smoother brew than the regular version. I do like this one better.