adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. He is such a generous dude to trade me this brew for a six pack of Bud Ice and a case of Bud Dry. Hell of a deal! Thanks again, Adam!!!!! Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Awesome, sweet, smooth, oaky goodness with dark roasty malts in the nose. Sweet, creamy, chocolatey, very nice bourbon beginning. Unbelievable, roasty, awesome flavor. So smooth, so very nice! I thought this beer was probably all hype but this is legendary!!
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 11939. Near black pour. WOW. Abv is there. sweet, soy sauce, chocolate, roast, very good. But not worth the price.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Ethan! This beer was very tasty. I enjoyed the flavor much more than the aroma. Aroma has some wood, light vanilla, and cocoa, but seems very muted when compared to the flavor. It blasts the bourbon but also holds the chocolate and coffee notes in the base beer very well. A little sweet, but not in a cloying sort of way.
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crushed with Honkeybra and Jakebra. Dark, oily pour. Aroma is a rush of bourbon, heavy roasted malts, and dark chocolate. The flavor is like eating a piece of dark chocolate that has been soaked in bourbon. One of the silkiest mouthfeels of all time. One amazing thing about this beer, though, is the drinkability. Just a pleasure to sit back and drink this beer. Top fucking notch.
JohnnyJ (4949) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very thick pitch black pour, with a thin, dense, tan head. Very oily and thick. Huge chewy dark malts, chocolate, vanilla, very very nice bourbon flavor, oak, boozy but it compliments the bourbon, dark sweet sugary malts, and molasses. Warming and enjoyable in every sip. A great BA imperial stout, if you are into that sort thing.
Terminus (3371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at RBWG-thanks to whoever let us have this beer. pours pitch black with very little head or carbonation. nose is big oxidization-wood, chocoloate, bourbon. the beer seems really old (well it is 3 yrs to be exact!). big rasins, brown sugar, chocolate, this is crazy! however, this beer tends to be a bit too big for my liking. big tannens from the barrel aging woody alcoholic finish. good but seems to be a bit over the top and tends to the top 50 "mob mentality"
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The treat of the year, thanks to Trevor211 and all the friends who got to share this. Wow. Still blackest pour, some bubbles but no head. Huge sweet bourbon, complex roast-oak nose. Incredible subtlety, smooth oak-caramel. Really great bourbon, can tell it is something special. Bourbon-alc on nose and bit of sweet-smooth burn. Head-rush, very smooth and little stickiness. Some grapiness, vinous and tart tannin. Juicy-tart, dry finish. Really special, takes BCS up a bit with a definitively better bourbon note.
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@Yesprís blindtasting. Extremely black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked wet wood, quite much liquorice and sweet as well. Flavour is bigtime liquorice along with some nuttyness, alcohol and some wooden and vanillaish notes. Strong, balanced and rather complex.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz. Bomber courtesy of PeteinSD. This one may lay a legitimate claim to the best Bourbon barreled stout of all time. I didnít think the regular Bourbon County could be topped and figured this one would be more hype than substance, but the truth is that this one is clearly a cut above. Pours like an oil slick with a few toffee colored bubbles floating around. Aroma must be inhaled to be believed with notes of wood, burnt caramel, rich vanilla and dark chocolate permeating the nose. Flavor was similar to the nose with layers of overly ripe prunes, lightly roasted malt, soft cocoa and inescapable bourbon overtones throughout. The palate of this beer is ridiculously luscious like a well layered chocolate cake. No trace of alcohol heat anywhere and finishes as well as it starts. Opened this next to an 09 version of the regular Bourbon County and was surprised how much it dominated its predecessor in every aspect. Just a bigger badder more finely crafted version of the original. Thank you sir may I have another!
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Slick black pour with a slight ring of molasses colored bubbles on the edge of glass. Aroma is obscenely rich bourbon, marshmallow, vanilla, coconut, oak, and slight underlying roast. No noticeable alcohol on the aroma. Taste is a decadent, velvety feel of bourbon, vanilla, flash flamed molasses, some slight raisin/malt on the final third, and non-stop perfectly integrated bourbon with oak. The flavors ebb and flow in soft, cloud like perfection. We did the Rare side-by-side with an í09 regular BCS and the Rare made the regular BCS look like BCS-light: the difference was plain as day. Absofuckinglutely amazing.