bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Churchkey. Pours black and still. Aroma is too much like a sweet dark roast coffee. Flavor is just a lot of Bourbon and coffee. Feel is sticky heavy and dull. Boring and overwrought.
WillRunForBeer (343) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 2012. Bottle, which broke upon opening. Filtered through a coffee filter to avoid ingecting glass shards. Pours black. Had a nice beige head in the filter, but that’s gone now. Aroma is spent coffee grounds, bourbon. Flavor is heavy on the bourbon, with dark malts, dark fruit, and a bit of coffee bitterness. This is pretty amazing.
Ed5388 (1617) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 12oz bottle (2013 vintage) from Fisher Blvd Spirits. 1st beer of 2014! Happy New Year!! Pours black with a nice two fingers of frothy dark mocha head. Fades fast to nothing. Aroma is bourbon forward, with notes of rich espresso, barrel, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, and vanilla. Taste of bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla cream, barrel, dark chocolate, and rich coffee.
taestee (47) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of dark coffee. Mouthfeel is oily and thick. I taste soy sauce in here too.
rgfellow (100) - - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a motor oil black with a thin head that disappears rather quickly. Almost no signs of lace along the sides of the glass. The aroma is of strong coffee with a slight hint of boozy bourbon. Taste is right in line with the smell, strong notes of fresh coffee with the slightest touch of bourbon and vanilla. Perfection. Warm mouthfeel and well balanced.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I haven’t had Many Goose Island Bourbon County variants but i,ve been mostly let down by the few i,ve had. Coffee is no less disappointing.No head, carbonation, too sweet and boozy, not near enough coffee flavors or aromas.A mess. Ya,ll enjoy. One over rated puppy.The original still owns it and IT aint all that.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with rich brown head, thin. Aroma/flavor of fruity coffee, dark chocolate, cloying BBQ sauce, some soy sauce, and sweet. Cloying, way too much. Super-heavy body. even 12 ounces would be too much, so I’m glad I split it with friends. An interesting experiment, but too heavy in my opinion (for my enjoyment).
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours an oily viscous black with a brown head. Aroma is heavenly; bourbon notes with a big up front coffee kick and some vanilla. Flavors follow the aroma; Coffee is well integrated, but very much present, a nice warming alcohol at finish, and a creamy coconut/vanilla flavor in the midpalate. This is really exceptional, perhaps a bit hot still... will let the other one sit for a bit.
jcnielsen (1644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a black color with tan head. Nice big coffee, roasty, burnt, oak aromas. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla flavors. Pretty fucking nice.
Oregon_butcher (59) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick and dark. Smells sweet, of coffee, and caramel. Tastes strong of coffee, alittle bourbon, sweet molasses, and boozey. Overall it tastes similar to original but not as sweet and with a nice amount of coffee , which is nice. Overall fantastic!
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