Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to drewface. Pours a nice dark color. Minimal head. Not much vanilla. Could be because the bottle is old. Flavor is nice. I get a lot vanilla still. Still get the 13 alcohol. Pretty awesome overall. I like it as much as the rare.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
tderoeck (4717) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5/IV/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from The Bottleshop (Canterburry, UK) @ home - BB: n/a, 2010 vintage (2014-340)
Dark brown black beer, huge aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit dusty, sugary, sweet, toasted coconut, burnt sugar. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, burnt caramel, sugary, some banana, mocha, sweet chocolate, vanilla. Aftertaste: lots of vanilla, burnt caramel, sugar, bit sourish, chocolate, more vanilla, alcohol burn which is a bit of a shame and makes it a 4 instead of 5 for Palate.
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Shared with S&G.
Many thanks tderoeck for leaving me some in the bottle to taste!
Already had this once before, but rated it now.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: vanilla all the way, coffee, bourbon, alcohol.
TASTE: bourbon, vanilla aftertaste, easy drinking in a way, long lasting taste. Very good, coffee, alcohol and mocha.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Stephenís house during GABF 2013, dude canít hold his liquor. Aroma is huge smooth roasted malt bite, dark fruit, plumb. Taste is chocolate, medium vanilla notes, amazingly smooth malt, big bold flavors that are super smooth and very savory. This is a delicious brew. Worthy of the hype.
Maarten1993 (315) - - MAR 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijsí place 28-3-2014. This was the final beer of the evening. Save the best for last they say!! Great beer. Sooo complex, rich and deep. Magnificent vanilla, cocos and bourbon taste. Great!!
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with only a small beige head. Nose is vanilla, molasses, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is sticky sweet, with caramel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Full mouthfeel. Ridiculously good.
EricTeusink (691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Goose Island Southern Migration. Reminds me of classic Bourbon County, but dominated by vanilla. Least favorite of all the Bourbon County Variants. Its like Ringo, in that, its still a damn Beatle. Bottle - The Argosy - Atlanta, GA
Eviva (21) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, slight alcohol, and roasted malt. Smells absolutely fantastic. Taste starts off with a ton of vanilla flavor and chocolate. The bourbon flavors of the base beer arenít as strong, but they do blend it well with the vanilla. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick. Sharp alcohol bite after each sip. The vanilla didnít come off as overpowering, it just made the base beer even better. Just perfect!!!
tectactoe (1940) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Inky black body with almost no head at all on the pour - just a timid, light-tan ring that outlines the edge. Aroma has the Bourbon County sweet signature bourbon, oak, & melty chocolate, only this time thereís more of a sweet, vanilla saccharine presence, rather than just your normal barrel vanillin. Brown sugar, molasses... lots of bourbon. All the usual Bourbon County suspects are there. Taste is much the same; heavy bourbon with a mixture of sweet vanilla, brown sugar, dense cocoa fudge, & mild oaky tannins throughout. Itís very warm... almost hot, even, & maybe more so than some vintages of the original Bourbon County. More bourbon, vanilla, & some deep fudge in the finish. Huge, sticky, thick mouth feel. Very nice, awesome take on BCS, although I donít believe itís worth what it takes to get a bottle now.
SpongeRuiner (738) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Thanks tectactoe for getting this one together. Fantastic smell. Was really looking forward to this one. Perfect feel. Really good stuff. Definitely one of the best Bourbon County.