DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Timfoolery. Full bodied, full flavored beer. Right up my alley. SMG and I could definitely taste the coffee. Gotta get another one of these.
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ZodiacM (713) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
As expected this bottle is infected: 17/sep/15 1840. Sour in nose and mouth, still some hints of coffee and chocolate. Sad, but I’m sure my next try will be a good one.
maekchu (3304) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tasted blind. Thanks, Mike. Nose of alcohol fumes, scorched coffee, whiskey barrel, and vanilla. Dark translucent brown, slick. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, with a smooth sweet hot finish. Medium-heavy body. Pleasant, but the coffee is a bit too ashy and rough.
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is still better than 90% of the stouts, but I much prefer the original BCBS. Roasted coffee flavor kills the beauty of the original BCBS. That’s just me saying.
Arthaey (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic. Tastes (and smells!) very strongly of bourbon barrel & alcohol. If I *had* to complain about anything, it would be that it seems just a hair overcarbonated for my preferences.
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - APR 21, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2014 vintage. Full Coffee Aroma, Plenty of coffee, little oakiness, vanilla, light burnt Sugar and red fruits. Very complex aroma, full of coffee’s sourness, impressive. Pour black with Mocha head, first Sip was a sweet iced coffee followed by sweet vanilla, some chocolate, but a very sweet oakiness hint. Vanilla is gentle and sweet, the beer was creamy, full boadied, plaesant on the palate little sticky. Umbelievable.
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cloudy, brown. Vanilla, some bitterness, more sweetness. Medium body, good.
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geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is amazing...sweet caramel smell with the perfect alcohol amount and a hint of leather...wow...can you guys make a candle?! Taste is so smooth, even for high alcohol....can’t barely taste it...sweet but not too much...complex taste...some oak perhaps...diverse and changing...slightest burn of alcohol on finish...wonderful
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. This was pretty much the richest thing I’ve ever had -- the Bourbon County sweetness, chocolate, and roast are all there, and the coffee is still pronounced, even after 2 years. It’s silly how tasty this beer is.
PotjeBier (2556) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, at Goose Island Migration week, with Markoijelena and Zlotta (a.o.). 2014 edition. Black color. Dense brown head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, sweet, vanilla, some red fruit. Retronasal there more (ground) coffee, mocha, sweet, vanilla, light red fruit. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, roasted. Strong alcohol feel (but not overly so). Rather full bodied. Long finish. Became soooo much better after warming up....
Zlotta (1533) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’, 2014 version, 14.5% abv. Pitch black with a thin, tan head. Roasty-malty aroma with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and some hazelnut. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of milk coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, warming and slightly alcoholic finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, flat. Balance is good, lots of coffee though but in a pleasant way, less boozy than the regular one.