jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, oak and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, oak, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Phenomenally well balanced and delicious.
Jool (190) - - NOV 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bouteille 12 oz. Versée dans un verre BCBS. Noire profonde avec très peu de mousse. Nez de grains grillées, bourbon et café. Bouche sur le même registre, très longue et avec une finale sucrée sans excès. Superbe.
HellesBunny666 (210) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woodsy, coffee, roasted aromas, bourbon. Warming. Very pronounced coffee flavors, oak, bourbon, boozy, earthy.
Emeister84 (1084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Earthy aromas, woody, charred, roasty, coffee, some booze, whiskey, molasses. Black with a lasting tan ring of head foam. Some initial chocolaty malt sweetness, warm with boozy notes, roasty bitterness. Full bodied, creamy, warming. Delicious!
Criz (122) - - OCT 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was able to pick up a 32oz growler at a Migration event. Poured into a snifter, deep black with a foamy chocolate disappearing head. Huge nose dominated by bourbon, oak, dark fruits, and vanilla. Flavors of roasted coffee, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel.
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours that nice clean dark chocolate color youd expect but doesnt look thick or heavy like you get with some imp stouts and has almost no head. Smells like all kinds of rich coffee, chocolate and anise. Judging by smell it’s tough to say if it has a big dose of anise or if it’s the diesel from the 14%. On the 1st sip i thought, wow theres alot going on here, but the flavors dont linger long. The beer manages to have a fresh coffee taste up front that transitions to a chocolate flavor that goes back to a roasted coffee bean flavor on the back side. Much like their regular bourbon county stout the higj abv is masked wonderfully amd its go just the right amoumt of sweet. With out a doubt one of the best stoits ive ever had.
dfinney23 (1748) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark and thick like a good espresso. Bitter up front with a sweet vanilla finish.
esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee forward, strong on the nose and opens bitter. Great BCBS follows after bitterness, overall a wonderful compliment of flavor to the traditional.
ajnepple (2389) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF multiple times. Black appearance with a brown head. Fresh coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Mind = blown
chinchill (2052) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma is both interesting and appealing.
Drinks like an imperial milk stout with coffee. A tad too sweet in the finish.
DocJitsu (1020) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, nearly black with a short-lived dark tan head. Rich, dark woody aromas and light notes of fresh coffee. Thick, smooth and chewy. Very rich brew. A lot of vanilla, bourbon, oak, and sweet cherry and fig. Not much coffee.
Addendum: as the beer warms, I note a lot more coffee