Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours black with a reddish hue and a small beige head. Hard roasted malt and coffee in the nose. Solid body, hard roasted malt, loads of sweet vanilla, oak and Bourbon with a distinct yet smooth edge of coffee. No real bitterness, but quite some alcohol. Delicious. 210810
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with soccer290. I had this one a while ago so I am rating this from memory. This pours a very deep black color with a small khaki head that diminishes to swirls on the top of the brew. The aroma consists of a LOT of freshly ground coffee, some bourbon, light vanilla, and roasted malt. The taste surprised me a little bit... I was expecting a ton of coffee flavor but it was actually a fairly good blend of tastes. It consisted of bourbon, some bitter chocolate, fresh coffee, and maybe even had some dark dried fruit thrown in there as well. Finished bitter but left you wanting more. It had a medium bodied mouth feel. Overall, this was a fantastic brew. I wouldn’t say that it is better than the regular Bourbon County but this stuff is still fantastic.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 2011 bottle on 6/2/12, so good, rich smooth coffee blends great with BCS.
22 oz bottle from beernbourbon. (bottled on 03/26/10). Pours black with a medium sized tan head that fisses out quickly to a ring. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is bitter sweet chocolate and roasted malt with warming alcoholic vanilla and bourbon and some slightly acidic coffee. Full body with mild carbonation and a smooth silky mouth feel. This is an excellent beer, I personally like the regular version better though. The coffee and bourbon work together great. Thanks beernbourbon for another treat.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thinner in body compared side by side with the original. Nose is dominated by coffee and some roasted aromas. Flavors of coffee followed by some roastiness. Some smokiness but very little. A nice variation but a different type of coffee and more balance would of made this one better. The original is still the best.
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Sheffields (Chicago, IL). Pours a dark opaque black pour. A decent frothy head sits atop, darker brown, dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are rich roasty coffee, espresso, vanilla, roasted malts and Bourbon spirit. This has a huge roasted coffee and espresso feel. Initial is roasted coffee, sweet toffee, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, decent barrel, the coffee covers it up some, the Bourbon feel dies back a bit. Oaky. Chocolate chip cookies, biscuits, chocolate coffee cake, good roasty and coffee bitterness. The espresso element is stronger on the nose, more of a rich beer in the actual body. Roasty, bitter, a touch of smokiness (but not meaty), more ashy with good roast and coffee, a touch of heat from the Bourbon. More vanilla, more espresso in the finish and aftertase. Black Cat is a doozy of a coffee, strong and rich, and it is reflected in this beer. Rich roasty coffee, espresso, barrel, and chocolate chip cookies if I needed to sum it up with a touch of smoke and warmth lingering. Glad to have bottles of this.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2010 Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Nose is full of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, slight sweetness. Flavors are the same as the nose as well as rich coffee flavors, roasted malts. Love the strong bourbon flavors. Slight boozy but not too bad. Also seemed a bit thin. Good brew overall.
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, coffee, vanilla, bitter chocolate and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a smooth dry lingering roasty coffee finish.
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Dak! Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, malt, and vanilla. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and alcohol. Creamy, heavy body. This is really top notch. I must have more.
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like a super rich brownie with slight coffee tones and heavy vanilla and charred wood tones. Thick with a complex chocolate, roasty flavor with a finish of vanilla, coffee and wood...nice alc finish. Pure black with a ring of tan head.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle from Discount. Pours nearly jet black with generous tan head. Smells first and foremost of lots of bourbon with maple syrup, coconut, alcohol, and not to be forgotten coffee. Has similar flavors with the bourbon being the dominate force, but packs a pretty big alcohol punch. Semi-sweet chocolate finish with the lingering bitterness of coffee. Leaves a nice burn in the end. Probably needs to mellow a bit before I would call it great. Still really good though.