hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz botttle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Toasted coconut, chocolate, roast, dark fruits, bourbon and vanilla.
pushkinwow (2436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Phil at the 2015 year end Ottawa bash. A nice dark black pour with nothing on top. Unsweetened and slightly roasted coconut, dark chocolate and slightly chewy almost burnt malt, light vanilla, espresso remains, oak, a warming but well balanced booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, sweet but not overpowering, long finish.
Boutip (5476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coconut and black chocolate with some bourbon and some vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and satisfying mix of vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate with just the right amount of coconut. Quite a bit of residual sugar notes but not overly so. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Such a shame that this was only brewed once.
puboflyons (2788) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received in trade from jcwattsrugger. Thanks JC. Deep dark brown to black pour. Modest tan head. Even after two years the alcohol bite is still on the nose along with the bourbon notes, dark fruit notes, licorice, and toasted malt character. Medium to full body. Smooth texture. All those dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit characters interact with each other beautifully to make this one tasty and vibrant beer. I have no reason to question why this gets such high ratings.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was crazy good, thanks Philippe! 2015 Xmas gathering. Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose is cocunut, vanilla. Flavours of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, syrup, dark fruit, espresso. TAste big sweet, big bitter. Medium cramy body with full lasting bitterness. A gem.
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, licorice, dark fruits, light sourness, very nice. In mouth, a rich and beautiful chocolate malt, coffee grind, licorice, alcohol warmth, light coconut, rich and complex. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
December 4, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black with a quickly dissipating minimal head, leaving no trace. Aroma is sweet with toffee, vanilla, prunes, hints of figs, toasted coconut, spicy rye whiskey notes and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet malts and dried fruits, roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet with figs, prunes, caramel, vanilla, hints of warming bourbon with some peppery notes, dry bitter cocoa. Full bodied, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Great renditio of bourbon county stout.
suprchunk (2782) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black still pour. No head. A few tan bubbles. No lacing. Chocolate vand bourbon aroma. Taste is chocolate and bourbon. Some malt and vanilla. Slight bit boozy, but not overwhelming. Finishes silky and sweet. Warming.
deekyn (1444) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is like the darkness itself, with no head of course. Nose is all bourbon county with a hint of coconut rum. Molasses, cacao, dark chocolate, bourbon, slight graininess. Rich, subtle complex palate. My favorite bourbon county to date. Taste is all the best parts of a mellowed bourbon county with a nice hint of coconut rum.
umich03jm (3106) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aromas are rich chocolate fudge, coconut husk, maple syrup, and some dark fruit. Tastes moderately sweet. Light booze and so smooth. Loads of melted chocolate and light coconut and oak. Slightly spicy in the finish. Awesome.