ThisWangsChung (747) - 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
Nehpets (20) - - APR 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite imperial stout. The coffee just makes this so much better than the plain bourbon aged stout. Impeccable pour, aroma, and color. Finished better than any beer that I have ever tried. It is work the hunt to find it. Too bad all of the stores mark it up!
tdubesq (10) - - APR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouquet of bourbon and coffee. Pours dark chocolatey with a thin Carmel head. Tastes of
Chocolate coffee bourbon oak with an alcohol finish. Feels thin in the mouth.
stoutnick (385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle from somewhere in Brooklyn NY. Black medium carbonation, tan foam. Aroma is vanilla coffee - smells spectacular. Taste is strong vanilla, bourbon, very roasty coffee finish. Abc not super well hidden. As it warms a nice caramel flavour takes over from the bourbon character. Overall, much drinkable than the straight BCBS. Fun and lots going on.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong coffe grounds and roast. Thick mouthfeel with rich coffee ground and bitter roast. Held up well, very good.
markextrae (683) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared my 2012 bomber with 2 friends. poured pitch black with a non lasting beige head. strong roasted coffee bean smell, oak, wood, bourbon, smooth dark chocolate, vanilla, just one hell of a beer. smooth complex mouthfeel. well balanced beer. should be even better if there was just a bit less carbonation.. and a bit more bourbon in the taste. but again... top class!
Ricoslim (65) - - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. 2013. The classic bourbon county aroma. Extremely smooth with a nice vanilla aftertaste. Lives up to the hype.
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mackeyís on NCAA Friday with ck1 & Jan - and many thanks for covering this for me. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Aroma has sweet vanilla, chocolate, caramel and heavy roast. Taste is of sweet vanilla, roast and chocolate. Decadent and heavy, but super smooth. A touch to the sweet side, but also roasty/chocolatey deep through the body. Full bodied, and smoooooooth. Finishes strong and nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. Alcohol is more after than during, although dancing around the edges. Wonderful option for my 100th imperial stout! Find one and have it, and then have another.
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 12oz bottle pours a pitch black with a tan khaki head. big bourbon coffee vanilla and chocolate aroma. taste is the same
BeerZombies1 (19) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
13.4 % ABV
APPEARANCE: Poured a midnight deep black. Very little faint toffee colored head that dissipated almost instantly leaving the smallest lace.
AROMA: Holy Cracker Jack's, I literally just checked the bottle for my prize. The nose on this is epic, toffee, vanilla, fresh ground coffee, oak. Wow. Hints of over ripe deep dark berries. Some chocolate and a faint spiciness.
TASTE: Right away expresso, roasted, toasted and nutty. Nice sweet malts, chocolate the ripe berries I got in the nose. Toffee, molasses and then the barrel flavor joins the party. Oak, vanilla, hint of cinnamon. Kinda happy I didn't get the spiciness I grabbed in the nose.
MOUTHFEEL: Very rich, slick and oily. Heavy bodied with very light carbonation. Finished with a nice booziness.
OVERALL: Amazing beer, intense and delicious. Felt it was super balanced and didn't let the coffee over power the other layers. Personally I put this right under Backyard Rye in the bcs lineup so far.
RATING: 4.9/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Westmeister (1525) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with Donnie. Coffee in my opinion makes about everything better and this was no exception. Thick black pour with a smell revealing bold roast coffee, heavy malts, dark chocolate, some char. Taste is sweet and savory all at the same time. Bold roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits. Booze is just slightly noticeable. This is fantastic.