ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reviewed 12/25/2012. Bottle says 14.3%. 22 oz bottle poured into an adorable little goblet.
A: Pours a pitch black color. Much like regular BCBS, the dark tan head fades away to nothing in little time. Nice alcohol legs.
S: Smells quite similar to BCBS, with bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, cream, and brown sugar...right up until rich, exquisite black coffee makes itself known. This is such a joy to inhale, even over regular BCBS. Wow.
T: Itís BCBS with coffee. No, that doesnít sound terribly descriptive, but the coffee used is completely fabulous, and plays perfectly with the big sweetness and decadence of the base beer. Tiny little subleties of cream, vanilla, hazelnut, dark fruits, bourbon, and rare (just kidding about that one) give it real enjoyability factor. A little booze pops up in the finish, but not nearly enough to suggest itís 14.3%. This one will completely wreck me in the morning...
M: This doesnít seem to feature the syrupy heft of the base beer. Rather, itís drier and thinner, featuring carbonation that seems to be a bit more vibrant. Still an amazingly sticky and viscous coffee stout. The flavor intensity and finishing booze still suggests one to ísipí. Actually, I kind of prefer the feel of this over standard BCBS.
O: I didnít think this would be much better than BCBS - but I was wrong. Even though itís quite boozy, itís one of those offerings where the intense flavors render that problem moot. Iíd even say it lives up to the hype. Good luck killing a bomber solo if youíve already had a few drinks tonight, though...my body is saying ínoí but my tastebuds are saying ífuck yes!í
WingmanWillis (9) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Sloany Pony American bf. Pours black with dirty tan head. Smell the bourbon and coffee, taste the bourbon but not too overpowering and develops into coffee and roasts. Nice and viscous. Sticks to your ribs. Urter filth and bloody lovely.
ctipping (113) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Consumed in 2011, but I didnít record what year bottle it was. Pours a very dark black with a small tan head. No lacing. No retention. Sticky as hell. Looks like regular Bourbon County.
Bourbon and lots of it on the nose. I get the stout behind it a bit and some of the coffee, but really itís a bourbon show. After a strong whiff, I actually get a strong fruitiness that I didnít get before.
Bourbon and coffee flavors mix. Itís a nice blend, really. Itís not too coffee forward. Has a chocolate flavor in the back and a bit of a vegetal flavor that is odd. Itís all about the bourbon, though.
So boozy. So very very boozy. Low carbonation. Not too heavy, but a thick, mouth-coating stout. Itís a hint smoother than regular Bourbon County.
I donít think the coffee adds much. It adds a slight dimension. . A delicious beer, but I think itís still rough around the edges.
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like bell peppers, enchiladas, and coffee. Medium carbonation with mild foam. Taste is very roasty coffee, alcohol taste and warmth, mild bourbon, dark chocolate, and bell peppers in the aftertaste.
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Bottle. Aroma and taste of dark roasted coffee, thick and dry malt bitter aftertaste, but still some sweetness. Great well balanced beer.
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally, donít know why it took so long before I got a chance to taste this one. Glad I finally did. Itís a bit to soft for me, but after all it is still a very good brew ofcourse
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bomber sampled at Chrisís bachelor party. Black pour with a persistent tan ring after head fades. Aroma is roasty coffee with some sweet notes. Mouth feel is full body, smooth and creamy with a slight stickiness. Bourbon flavor was significantly subdued due to 2+ years of aging but was still absolutely delicious.
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weekend bottle share, A huge coffee aroma with some bourbon and chocolate, taste of coffee and bourbon- nice but not as good as the brand stout.
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Steasy66 (1085) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, tiny tan head. Big coffee nose, slightly musty. Really smooth coffee flavor. Delicious.
Scola729 (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On top at Howell and hood. 6 months age. Strongly prefer this to the normal BCS, the coffee is subtle but adds a nice taste that cuts the booze a bit and tones back the sweetness. Can't wait to try this fresh next year, as I've heard the coffee fades
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mstrcrwly (643) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BBDíS..poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin khaki head..aroma of coffee,vanilla,licorice,chocolate..tastes of coffee,espresso,
vanilla,roasted nuts..really good.