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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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Proprietorís Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago Ė the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Whether your first sip is today or was from that first batch in 1992, thank you for lifting us up on your big shoulders and joining us every year to celebrate the original bourbon barrel aged stout.

2013 - Bourbon County Stout aged in Templeton Rye barrels with toasted coconut.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Another awesome BCS. The floating pieces of coconut are super cool. Just the right amount of a coconut hint. I could drink a ton of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2013 bottle->snifter. Black with hint of tan head. Coffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, roast, cocoa, touch of coconut. Complex. Smooth and damn tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Aron. Pours lack with almost no head. Aroma got some fresh and subtle coconut, dark sweet fruits, sweet bourbon, dark chocolate and the recognizable Bourbon county characteristics. Big and bold ya! Taste is big, smooth and slick. I get the cocoons, some wood, dark sweet fruits, melted chocolate, molasses and a big full body! What a treat! I guess the coconut has been more extreme in a younger state than when I got this. But this beer was still the BOMB!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
22 oz bottle split 5 ways. Pours almost pitch black with a tiny head and some sediment in there. Nose is much like the regular BCBS, light fresh coconut in there as well. Taste has dries fruits, lots of bourbon, vanilla, booze and some licorice. As it warms up the coconut really comes through. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (260) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Been waiting for this for a long time. Pours pitch black with no head. Aromas of the characterestic bourbon county barrels, coconut flesh, coffee beans, slight roast, vanilla, caramel. Taste is straight up coconut flesh, bourbon, vanilla, dark melted chocolate and butter, roasted coffee beans, dark dried fruits. Body as smooth as... something very smooth. So goddamn good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2802) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours black with a tan ring of head. Nose is lots of bourbon, dark roast, and maybe a little coconut Lots of sweet bourbon in the taste, with some coconut, sweet molasses, and roast. Thick and slick. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap 2014 GTMW, just so you know, I freaking hate coconut, hate it with a passion, if I see you with an almond joy mounds bar I will turn around immediately, now back to the beer, itís pretty freaking awesome. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma is full of dark chocolate and roast with a bit of vanilla coming through, no coconut though, the flavor has a nice sweet front end with a kick of bourbon and chocolate and fudge in the finish, again no real coconut around, probably why I enjoyed it so much. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrana (471) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Wow. Very nice mix of caramel, vanilla, coconut, slice cinnamon, almond, and roasted barley. Sweet and surprisingly smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014
Making a beeline for the Goose Island tent as soon as the gates opened I was able to get two pours of this amazing imperial stout. A world class release, this version of Bourbon County Stout made the ticket worthwhile on its own. While I am unlikely to pick up a bottle because of the cost I look forward to trying a few more at festivals and other special tappings.

Aroma / Appearance - An inky black base with long legs creeps from the pitcher into the glass. Anise, coffee, chocolate, and heavy booze rise into the air like dense smoke. Vanilla accents add even more depth. The Templeton Rye peeks out from time to time but due to the general heaviness does not stand out on its own.

Flavor / Palate - Strong malt, coffee, smoke, and Templeton Rye stick to the tongue and throat. Chewy after just a few seconds, the mouthfeel offers something for everybody as it crawls to a bitter warm finish. Despite all that it never feels suffocating. Six to eight ounces would be a perfect pour as Iím not sure I could finish much more on my own in one sitting without having a whole evening.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2085) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle @ Dedollewaitors 14.000 celebration tasting. Black body with a small light brown head. Chocolate, coffee, coconut, vanilla, rye, wood, sweet. Flavour is Bounty bar with dark chocolate, coconut, rye, wood. This is like drinking motoroil with coconut flavours. Yummi.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle @ 14.000th celebration tasting. Denmark - Albania. Shared with Hallinghansen (The man). Pours black with a collapsing beige head. Intense nose of coconut, roast and vanilla. Bourbon bounty bar - red bounty. Holy Shit!!! Smooth, slick and oily. This is another world!

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