bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. 2008. Labeled Bourbon County Brand Stout 13%. Very brown black color that shows ruby at the edges (halogen) with a tan head that never really existed. Aromas of alcohol, bourbon, dark fruit, toasted malt and maybe wood. Full bodied with very mild carbonation. Flavor is bourbon, wood, raisin prune and chocolate. Probably other stuff too. Dates? Quite complex. There is sugar, but it’s not sticky sweet. Isn’t dry either. It’s quite a beer.
zeke626 (458) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Pours a pitch black, opaque body with a very thin, dark brown head. Complex, sweet aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and burnt sugar with hints of oak, smoke, and cocoa. Flavor is similar, although more toffee and caramel flavors seem to come through along with notes of dark fruits and espresso. Solid, thick body with a smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel. Bourbon and coffee finish with a light alcohol warmth.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured blacker than black with a thin brown head. Aroma of good bourbon, caramel and smoke. Full strong flavour, vanilla, malt chocolate, bourbon and smoke. Lasting malt and chocolate finish. This one is strong, sip it and enjoy i.
PMgep (224) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A color black as the night, and a thick, brown head. A thick aroma of coffee, burnt sugar and chocolate. The taste is sweet, with rasins, coffee, chokolate and bourbon.
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tons of bourbon and chocolate triple bock like flavours ... pours with a full port with a touch of foam .. amazing sweet jealous aromas ... taste is just amazing, like a everyday sam adams triple bock... wow, what a brew!! i would go on but i have more left in the glass to drink right away.. untouchable..
absolutely a new favourite beer with me, i did lose a bottle in transit though!!
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours charcoal black with a 1 finger beer bottle brown head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is beyond huge, oak, bourbon, burnt sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate over coconut, theres more but suffice it so say that there is enough complexity there to keep you busy sniffing for a while. Flavor is just as huge, and better than the aroma. Chocolate, coconut, espresso, vanilla, a little oak, char, tons of caramel and toffee, pralines. Finish is really clean for such a big, sweet beer. There are no offputting lingering weird notes that you find in alot of big beers. Chocolate, bitter and floral hops, rye bread, and bourbon comes in pretty suddenly at the end. A great beer for this cold winter night. Come to think of it the best beer Ihave had in a long time.
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 Thanks to Gillard for the share. I mourned this one when I was done. Cola brown with bourbon, alcohol, coconut, maple, depth, and wood. Flavor is same with sugar and molasses, too. Perfect yellow lacing, and amazing flavor depth. Lots of secrets to share. Astounding stout.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a deep dark brown with a small brown head with nice lacing. Aroma is incredible combinatio of rich dark malts, caramel, oak, and bourbon, which you can seemingly can smell from miles away. Flavor is equally impressive, caramel malts,vanilla, a little bit of dark fruit, smoke all with a hint of bourbon. but the bourbon is not overpowering though, just complimentary. Full mouthfeel that leads to a nice warming finish. A top notch beer
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
abreviated review since the site is so messed up and I can barely post anything 12oz bottle provided by Chrissy and big thanks for that because this beer is amazing Tons of smoke and chocolate in the taste with a hit of bourbon at the end This beer is silky smooth in mouthfeel In fact in many ways I prefer this to Dark Lord this one definitely gets my highest praise
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 10000 mile motor oil color, head is slight and tan, vinous, dried fruit nose, flavor of bourbon whiskey, intense, thick dark chocolate, white pepper, alcohol and sugar, finish is very even handed and makes this very hard to put down