demannu (187) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite bourbon barrel aged beer. Found it it be to far tpped to the sweet side flavor wise. Palate was smooth and slightly oily. Medium full body. Aroma was dominated by sweet bourbon with some chocolate notes. expected morefrom this highly hyped beer. Prefer the coffee version by far.
Cosmo6644 (86) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malts, taste is amazing, huge bourbon, vanilla , oak and coffee, taste really hides the abv well! Not sure it gets much better
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jmanock (28) - - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As much as I hate to say it about hyped-up beers, this one really deserves the hype! Nose is wonderfully oaky, and richly malty without showing much roast or coffee. There is a cordial cherry in dark chocolate aroma that comes through strong in the flavor. Unlike most stouts of this caliber, there isn’t a significant roastiness.
This really is a dessert beer. Some sherry-like oxidation is present that compliments it beautifully. Even after only a year in the bottle, it is really smooth and the flavors have blended almost perfectly, masking the 14% ABV.
As big as the flavors are, the mouthfeel is nice and not sticky. A lingering aftertaste is expected for a 14%, but it ends without coating your mouth, inviting sip after sip.
Dorkenstein (119) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is bourbon, black licorice, and oak cask. Taste is milk chocolate, then black licorice with bourbon burn, and some smoke.
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Schwarz, kein Schaum. In der Nase extrem komplex: Bourbon, Vanille, minimal alkoholisch, Whiskey, Eiche, Kakao. Am Gaumen süßlich-cremig, Eiche, dunkle Früchte, Röstnoten, Schokolade, Bitterschokolade, Whisky, Vanille, dunkler Zucker. Sehr cremig, sehr gut trinkbar, legt sich im Mundraum aus. Unfassbar lecker.
mikeyo1 (418) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ home. 2012 vintage. Pours a brown fizzy head that quickly dissipates above a pitch black liquid. Sweet vinous aroma with oak, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, some higher alcohols, dark fruits, raisins, caramel. Big mouth feel and a heavily sweet palate with long duration, almost cloying with flavors of oak, tobacco, dark chocolate cake, raisins, dates, vanilla, licorice, bourbon, ash, honey, caramel. Aftertaste has booze/whiskey, honey and chocolate.
mmargarucci (165) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours extremely dark and thick. Lots of alcohol aroma-bourbon with some oak wood notes. Taste is well balanced with dark chocolate and coffee notes. Followed by lots of alcohol bourbon taste and a hint of smoke. Quite a complex brew with lots of interesting flavors!
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout has a thin, tan head, a very dark brown, almost black, appearance, and essentially no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is as expected- a strong, overriding, vanilla/oak/Bourbon whiskey smell, with background malt. Taste is of the same, with lots of sugar, some char, dark, slightly-turned dark fruits, like prunes, and balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy and velvety, and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout finishes rich and boozy. RJT
MaBeer1972 (1439) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brick Alley Pub in Newport. Served in a snifter. Deep brownish black color. No head. Very sweet on the nose and at first on the tongue. Flavor builds slowly. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee, with hints of vanilla. Good balance, very smooth. Tell me again why this isn’t a craft brew?
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr Schokoladig, Vanille, toffee. Geschmack süß, Vanille, leicht holzig, cremig, lecker,.