Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had at a tasting with BCS 09, BCVS, BCCS, and BCSR. The aroma that hits you is that of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and molasses like the normal BCS but the chocolate is a bit more present and the coffee is dominant. The taste is similar but the coffee takes a bit of a backseat and is really balanced. It isn’t as coffee forward as say Breakfast Stout but you definitely get a good amount of it. Reallt good beer and like it more than BCSV and a tad bit more than BCS.
Chalumeaux (443) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark chocolate with a nice tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of coffee chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth can taste the coffee and bourbon. A nice beer.
fonini (31) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
uma das melhores cervejas mundiais. bourbon county com muito café mas muito bem balanceado.
DuchessOfIowa (69) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a bottle. Rich aromas of chocolate and coffee. Incredibly dense on the mouthfeel like oil with a flash of high alcohol. Bitterness of coffee in the finish is as big as the sweetness as it starts. Incredible beer as it is probably the best I have ever had..ever.
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent coffee stout. Viscous, thick, and coal-black in appearance. Aroma is just a waft of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit that hits you right in the face. Thumbs up!
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The 2013 BCBCS was pretty close to perfect fresh. The smooth coffee flavor with a great mouthfeel.
smroush (137) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of bourbon, coffee and a touch of oak. The malt and hops are there but overshadowed by the bourbon, coffee and alcohol. Some nice dried plum flavors.
Very sparse head; very dark brown beer with a touch of dark red to it.
Very sweet, presumably from the very high alcohol contract. A generalized bitterness, but no distinct, specific hop flavor.
Full bodied; creamy texture; average to slightly light carbonation; finish is long, finish is quite long and sweet with bourbon, coffee flavors and that general bitterness.
Overall this is a very good beer. However I rate it lower than the average RB rating; the alcohol and bourbon are just too dominate. The hops are overwhelmed and the roasted flavors of most stouts (especially coffee stouts) are also in the background. The dried plum flavors are a strength.
Krej (170) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as the normal bourbon county stout but still pretty good. Yeah........... (Just killing characters)
ACHops (977) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours thick viscous deep inky blacksmith thin oily dark mocha head that fades quickly to a thin whisp. Aroma is heavily roasted dark chocolate malt, fresh brewed coffee, a decided dry oaky note that follows through the finish. Taste is... whoa. Amazingly thick mouthfeel. Huge rich dark chocolate syrup with a couple shots of espresso infused comes to mind. Rich, dry, oaky finish with notes of toasted caramel and vanilla bean on the finish. Dark chocolate and espresso dominate. I don’t know that this is better than standard BCS - definitely comparable in quality, and the coffee melds incredibly well with the base beer, but the original balance seems superior to me. Still, that is nitpicking here. World class beer.
furthur (455) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, decent head for what it is, faded, little lace. Aroma sweet coffee, boubon, anise, molasses, cookies and burnt sugar, smoke, oak, dark fruit deep in the nose. Taste is sweet coffee, vanilla, oak, smoky burnt sugar, anise, bourbon. Palate super rich, carbonation subdued. This is sweet, almost too sweet, but the Flavors are amazing.
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. 2014 vintage.
Pours jet black with small rim of offwhite head.
Aroma is really nice. Rich coffee and coconut. Oaky whiskey notes are pretty heavy. Subtle alcohol.
Taste is sweet up front but balanced by bitterness in the finish. Really well done.
Body is very full. Very rich. Smooth texture. Long long finish.
This is a really rich sipper. Vey full of flavor.