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 (2012) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, licorice and coffee bean with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bourbon woody and coffee flavor with a heavy sweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest hint of lighter color when held to a light source. One finger dark mocha brown head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Deep roasted malt aroma with lots of silky dark chocolate, roasted coffee/espresso bean, alcohol heat and toffee. Thereís also a slight nut presence and this is all perfectly balanced by a nice bourbony, earthy oak character along with some slight vanilla. The chocolate, roasted dark malt is very prominent in the nose but the other notes provide a nice complexity that makes this beer smell amazing.
Chewy medium body with lots of silky dark chocolate malts, hot bourbon, deep roasted coffee/espresso bean, toffee and nut. Very roasty up front with a prominent roasted coffee/espresso flavor followed by the silky dark chocolate notes and a very prominent bourbon presence that lingers into a long sweet dry finish. The heat from the beer is mostly from the bourbon barrel and overall, at 13% the ABV is decently masked. The bourbon barrel also gives off a touch of vanilla that adds to the silky chocolate notes, balancing out the hot bourbon/alcohol and deep roasted coffee notes. Very well balanced and very tasty but this beer is just a bit too hot at this stage and will only improve with age. Recommended!
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for sharing bro! This one pours out a viscous black color with medium light brown head. Aroma is of intense vanilla, light wood, bourbon, rich chocolate and notes of french roasted coffee. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, light oak, french roast coffee, light chocolate and light molasses. This is a thick potent motha of a beer, but is delicious and hides the alcohol oh so well. To me, it seems a like like Founderís KBS which is definitely a good thing. Loved this one!
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best coffee stouts ever. Pours deep brown with a beautiful dark tan head. Huge full nose of coffee, chocolate and Bourbon. Same in the flavor. Smooth on the palate. Just awesome.