ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: November 29, í13 on draft into a snifter at the Black Friday event @ Kraftrwork, Philly.
A: Bourbon and sweet malts mostly with some dark fruits and hints of bitter coffee. Some vanilla and oak also come through with a definite char.
A: Pours a very dark almost black with a small head and not much lacing.
T: Bourbon initially, with a syrupy sweetness followed by a roasted bitterness. Strong notes of oak, coffee, dark chocolate and bourbon with some faint black licorice notes. Sweetness and bourbon with strong alcohol burn in the finish.
P: ULTRA thick and oily, with little carbonation with an extra long finish.
O: IMO, there are better bourbon aged beers out there. That being said, this is a very good one, perhaps even one of the better ones. Slightly cloying with a high ABV makes this one a long sipper.
Baristas2Brewers (22) - - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bourbon aged barrels give this stout a unique twist. Better served at room temp vs chilled. Definitely good with a cigar. Very strong and sip slow. Highly enjoyable session!
pcshotsauce33 (46) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer made me sleep like a baby I even forgot to rate it while drinking it last night. The aroma was just fantastic. Definitely charred oak and vanilla came to mind as I sipped down this thick full bodied monster. I loved it more as I drank the glass half full. Carmel and light notes of chocolate splashed my tongue along with the bourbon smoke to it. Very interesting IMO beings I havenít had this beer in any version before. Just loved it! Cheers
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably good thing bud took over as this is more readily available. Great coffe notes great roast aroma great mouth great super big imperial stout flavors of coco roast and heat excelltn.
Nsanders (613) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 tap at the Tap House, IL. Black with light brown ring. Smokey, vanilla, woody bourbon, alcohol and caramel. Tastes dry with a smokey aftertaste. Body is heavy with a sticky feel.
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Amsterdam cafť, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination with vanilla balance. Caramel notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish. Taste: nice oily sensation, full body. Really smoothy. Aftertaste: vanilla notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish with coffee.
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
mikedR (1411) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not sure if I can add anything to the overly numerous reviews. This is a splendid, solid stout. Incredibly high ABV -- yet not boozy at all. Recommended, highly.
maley1 (840) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with small dark beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, oak, chocolate, faint coffee, touch of smoke and faint bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, sweetened chocolate, hint of smoke, touch of coconut, and a nice bourbon finish in the far background. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced, absolutely delicious!!
dukeandduke (26) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2/7 (Home) - 2014 Bottle. Have been a big fan of this beer since the first time Iíve had it. Whiskey is my non beer alcohol of choice. Distinct whiskey and carmel smell and taste is what I love about this beer. The beer is very strong, and pleasant to drink, The texture is smooth, and the blend of flavors works very well. Excellent beer and I look forward to continued drinking of the stout, and their other offerings (have a BC coffee on tap)!
NeuroPliny (203) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at Grape & Grain (SFBW). Pours black with toffee head. Nose is caramel, vanilla, molasses, smoke, and sweet malt. Flavour is well balanced sweet dark malts with hints of figs, raisins, molasses, vanilla, oak, and bourbonesque flavours. Medium to full body. Awesome Stout!