ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful black liquid, with little or no head. Chocolate mint to the nose. If beauty could be a liquid this would be it. So full bodied, full flavored and just the perfect beer (if at all possible) this is it. I am a huge, huge IPA person and this is the best stout that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking.
If you see this in a store, buy it.
stoutnick (314) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some tan lacing. Smells of booze, then bourbon then some mild woody gear. Taste is booze, bourbon and vanilla. Not especially sweet like too many bourbon stouts, but there is a strong heat and alcohol bite. Gets better as it warms; far less astringent with booze and malt combo. Still way too much - apparently needs plenty of aging.
pcstuck (57) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Complete darkness with the smallest chocolate brown head. Big nose full of bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla. Can’t remember another beer smelling this great. Taste follows. Great bourbon character that is silky smooth with dar chocolate, vanilla , malt and a subtle sweetness. Very balanced considering the abv. Great brew
SamP01 (499) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage. Pours a deep dark thick black brown with a small brown head. Aroma is a rich dark roasted chocolate malt, dark dried fruit of raisins plums, has strong sweet bourbon barrel alcohol essence with some wood barrel undertones. Taste is a sweet rich dark bourbon alcohol flavor with a bit woodsy notes, some chocolate and dark fruit raisin, plums, some vanilla notes, roasted malt and bitterness on the end. Palate is a full rich creamy viscous body, leaves a bit of an oily resin mouth feel, but smooth going down. Seems a bit heavy on the bourbon though, a bit overpowering on the alcohol. Leaves a long lingering flavorful sweet bourbon alcohol flavor and a bit of woodsy vanilla notes on the end. This is definitely one to sip and share on a cold winter eve.
krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick dark dark brown almost black. No affect from room light. Scents of dark chocolate vanilla and bourbon. Milk thick smooth creamy nutty taste then the bourbon kick comes in with force. Sweet but with a bourbon bite.
MzKatheryn (1) - Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I never thought I’d taste something this close to perfection. Bourbon County was an excellent find, and I will be on the prowl for this whenever i need that ’something special’ to share with a friend.
Crispy34 (317) - Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share, thanks, Stein! Aroma is dark and boozy. Appearance is black with a brown head. Taste is bourbon. There is hints of dark fruit. The finish is dark malt with a bourbon sweetness. Overall, a good beer. A little strong, but hey, doesn't like gettin a good buzz going?
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TheWhiteWolf (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pure bourbon glory. I popped a fresh bottle and poured it. The nose is big on the bourbon and hot..nice. The taste is out of this world bourbon glory. Some people age this to "mellow" out the hot bourbon fire but they are fools. If you consume more than 1 bottle in a sitting your shards will be black as the deep ocean and smell like bourbon. Great beer, highly collectable.
tommayes (2) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like nothing you'll ever try.
Smelled beautiful and had very full flavour.
You won't want too many though! Not at 15%
scooter131313 (3) - - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Full flavor, rich and delicious. The 2012 release was the best beer I've ever had to that point; still true two years later.
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HIGHB4LL (224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: slight redish brown head, black color, good lacing. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, oak, caramel. Palate: alcohol heat, full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste: swee, slight woody bitterness. Overall, one of my favorites of the event.