drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of vanilla in the aroma. Coconut as well. Bourbon, alcohol. A really well done bourbon aged stout.
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bourbon County 08
Smells of sweet bourbon, tar, blackness, sweet malts, alcohol - like an imposing and impressive Imperial should.
Pours opaque black with almost no carbonation, is very dark brown on the side when drinking.
Flavor upfront is sweet bourbon, then gets complex - chocolate, roasty, coffee, lingering roasty bitterness
It is thick and warming, perfect as it snows.
This beer rocks, but is a bit sweeter than I prefer, a few years would probably help.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours a dark black color with thin yellow tan head. Aroma is strongly of malt and whiskey, some roasted notes, ripe dark fruit, hints of coffee. Flavor is roasted and toasted malt with strong bourbon notes, dark chocolate, wood, toffee and coffee. Full body with an alcohol and malt finish. This beer will be even better after it matures in a few years.
ChicagoCubs (1) - , Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark and rich and will knock you over in a good way with your first smell and taste. The aging process with bourbon barrels creates a perfect blend of stout and bourbon. It is a combination I hope to see more of in the future. The taste is sweet in a good way, yet still holds a nice malty coffee like edge to it. Even though the first drink is a burst of awesomeness, almost too much awesomeness in your mouth,I found the more I drink this beer the easier it is to drink unlike some stouts. The only complaint I have to knock it down a couple ticks was I almost would like to try this beer aged for less time in the barrel. I found the bourbon taste to come through a bit more than the beer and overpowered it. Some may like this and I dont blame them, but personally I would like the beer to come through a bit more. But overall it is a great combination of flavors to make one of the most rich, savory, intense stouts out there.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Pours deep black with brown head. Nice hearty malty back bone with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Some hotness in the finish, but this is an excellent sipper. Very complex and impressive.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Out freakin rageous... the absolute culmination of dreams... to marry bourbon and stout... it is the sweet dreams of liquids... elixer to the gods... so smooth, creamy, bourbony, chocolatey, vanillaey, caramelly... I am inventing words here... get ya some folks... it took me an hour to drink this but it was AWESOME all the way.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Pours dark brown/black, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, wood, vanilla, roasted malts, caramel, little coffee.
bhensonb (13825) - 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 (460) - 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 (2291) - 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.