Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. It was a great beer to cap off a nice day of tasting excellent sours.
Bottled 3/26/2010. The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is ridiculously complex with notes of chocolate, soy sauce, oak, bourbon and coffee. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, toffee, a tad bit of soy sauce and some nice sweetness. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. I really thought this beer would be over hyped as new releases often are, but it wasn’t. A great beer and one of the best stouts I have ever had.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jet black pour with minimal tan head. Incredibly intense aroma with bourbon, smoke, vanilla, charred oak, big bitter espresso and boozy dark fruit. The flavor is a little cloying with notes of strong fermented dark fruit, loads of molasses, heavy char oak, smoky bourbon, soy, vanilla and alcohol. Creamy full body with soft carbonation. This is probably one of the best new bottles of the year!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz – Deep black, creamy tan head. Black coffee and vanilla-oak-like aromas ride softer waves of bourbon and dry sweet chocolate. Very well balanced flavors of dark roast coffee and wood flavors round with softer waves of vanilla bourbon and drying bittersweet chocolate-coconut. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome take on the original…
mar (4959) - 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 (8897) - , 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 PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Black pour with mocha brown head. Nose is espresso beans, vanilla and baker’s chocolate. Taste is vanilla bean, espresso cream and dark chocolate with almonds.
Beerman6686 (4672) - 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 wasn’t 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, it’s 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 Fulton’s 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. BA’ers 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 Princeton’s 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