JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle. Super thick black motor-oil pourwith no head. Rousing gives a thin dark tan head. The aroma is oak, bourbon, toffee, and chocolate. The bourbon aroma is unique in that it isnít caustic, but softer somehow. A nice dark chocolate aroma helps, too. The mouthfeel is viscous and silky. Sharp bourbon notes begin the taste, and thatís pretty much what dominates from there, safe for some chocolately tones underneath. Warmth from the alcohol is there too, but it isnít overbearing. Bet this would age pretty good.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is of aged malts and bourbon. Flavor is of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and alcohol.
BillVanE (19) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of ford9719 a remarkably delicious imperial stout. like the commercial description reads "one sip has more flavor than your average case of beer". Pours very dark with little head dark chocolate flavors with an alcohol taste which I find enjoyable.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured midnight black with a extremely small dark chocolaty head. aroma is of dark chocolate, alcohol (with some bourbon mixed in), and a little sweet malt. flavor is a balance of malty sweetness, with some smoke, bitter chocolate, and a little alcohol...just enough to know what you are getting yourself into. its a fantastic beer...that im sure will continue to taste better with age. which is why i have 4 of them to cellar at the moment.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle. If Satan has blood, I imagine this is what it would look and taste like. Deep, pure black with a very brown head. Nose is charred wood(bourbon), spice, alcohol, and dark chocolate with just a hint of sweetness. Completely full bodied, this beer hit my mouth like a bag of bricks. Everything you smell in this beer is doubled in the taste. A little too much for my taste buds, but you have to give Goose Island credit for creating what is one of the most unique beers in the world.
lushleague (5) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UNIQUE ... yep - that is probably the one word that captures the Bourbon County Stout. It is so overbearing that I ordered a Point as a "beer-back".
It was so rich, thick & oakey that my tastebuds were fried afterwards.
Itís definitely somethin special ... but be prepared for what youíre getting yourself into.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Deeeeep black pour. Chocolate brown head. Heavenly aroma of bourbon, hazelnut, malts, coffee, chocolate, smoke and fig. Very complex already. Creamy mouthfeel with a beautiful bourbon/alcohol/vanilla aftertaste. The balance of sweetness, hot alcohol, smoke and cigar are just incredible. What a unique and amazing brew. Almost overbearing. These í06 bottles courtesy of Joey and Ty, will mellow with time. Thanks again guys!
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Jet black with faint brown head. Very thick pour. Aromas of mild bourbon, cherries, burnt malts and vanilla extract. Just took first sip. WOW! What a mouthfeel. Thick, rich, and creamy. Flavor of malty bourbon but not over done. Smokey vanilla and fermented cherries. I bet a big piece of chocolate cake would go great with this.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle from asteele8. Black with a small tan head settling to a thin ring. unmistakeable oak aroma is a backdrop for dark chocolate, roated coffee, and hints of dark cherry and smoke. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with very light carboantion and a bit of oiliness. Sweetness of burnt caramel is countered by a big bitter character with a spicy base. Finish is long and dry.
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
unlike any other beer I have had before. Pours very thick and dark. It has a very unique taste. First the taste of your typical imperial stout and then you get hit with a taste of vanilla and smoke followed by a very good aftertaste.