Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, rich coffee/espresso, chocolate, and dark fruit (notably plums); Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Excellent stout - but I still prefer the standard BCS.
JPDurden24 (1092) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bottling. Black pour, tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, creamy coffee, bourbon aroma, roasty flavor with a nice espresso with the right bourbony touch. Damn Good!
Ataraxia (160) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour with thin brown lacing that fades very quickly. Bourbon is still dominant, but tempered with more black roasted coffee bean than the regular Bourbon County Brand Stout. Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, figs, vanilla, and licorice. Viscous, sticky, and smooth. Boozy, but less so than the regular BCBS. The right amount of carbonation (low) and a lingering lightly bitter finish,
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy briandot. Pour is classic bourbon county ink black, tan head, little retention/lace, but massive legs. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak. Taste is rich espresso, vanilla, coffee, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, bitter finish. Very nice.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing in every way so strong dark stout coffee thick and does the job and spicy bitter not sweet
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle (11/12/12) had in Feb 2013. Pours pitch black with very small brown head. Aroma is beautiful vanilla, chocolate, licorice, some salty black bean sauce, and maybe a hint of earthy coffee. Was expecting a bit more coffee but it smells dicine anyway. Mouthfeel is very thick and viscous. Sweet vanilla chocolate up front, with light earthy coffee tones. Bit of licorice. Extremely rich. Pretty sweet stuff, but very drinkable. Alcohol hidden better than the regular BCS I had from 2012, but still present. This is awesome.
Jesterdeal (1045) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at High Street Grille. Aroma of bitter dark roast coffee, nice brown sugar, and slight fig. Pours black with very little brown film. Taste is deliciously sticky! Dark coffee up front and sticky bourbon to the rescue. Great notes of toffee, chocolate and espresso. Love this one.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle at home shared during the Super Bowl. Really good - seemed "mellower" that expected for some reason. I like regular BCBS a bit better.
KingCecil (1806) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home...vintage 2012.... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head.... DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER! The aroma is bourbon, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel, sweet and dark fruit....DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER!.... The flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, sweet creamy caramel, creamy vanilla, creamy chocolate, ripe fruit and coffee.... full body.... awesome mouthfeel! This is one hell of a beer! world class beer.... I lovvvved it!.... DANM I LOVE THIS BEER!
b3shine (2243) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to oversized snifter (from notes). Looks good; a viscous black with beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with anise, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent beer.