jonno (2092) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black coal with a tan head that dies quickly. Soy, chocolate, maple with wine characteristics in the nose. Rich chocolate, vanilla, maple and finishing alcohol in the mouth. Really smooth with no prickles except for the alcohol heat, which is kept well in check. Would age beautifully. Get maltesers here too. Big thanks to DaSilky for this one.
KnutAlbert (5708) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy, oily, loads of bourbon vanilla, sweetness and spirits. A proper stout base that is able to cope with loads of oak and vanilla. Stringent oakiness.
boFNjackson (4002) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle... Poured black with a khaki head. Sort of straight bourbon whiskey and roasted malt on the nose. The vanilla really came through here in the initial taste. Imagine Southern Tier Creme Brulee but a little less harsh on the sweetness. Still like a dessert in a glass with toffee, caramel, and boozy, bourbon tones. But I would honestly pick regular BCS over this any day as it is more balanced and a concise product.
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an exceptional beer. It is pretty much the Bourbon County Stout except with a great vanilla finish that comes at the end of my palate. Both vanilla and caramel comes out at the end of each tasting.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black body. thick and scary dark. minimal to no head. aroma of massive sugar, maple, vanilla, bourbon, tobacco and raisin. flavor is overpowering in sugar. too much fig and too much vanilla..so sweet. not as cloying as i thought considering how sugary this is, but still difficult to put down more than a few ounces. my least fav of the series (by far)..sticky and thick. not so much my thing
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with tons of bouron and a hint of vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, bourbon, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Very good.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
big thanks to thirdeye11 for this one. pitch black pour with a deep khaki head. nose is vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, more vanilla, and light alcohol. huge chewy palate, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, fudge, syrup, faint alcohol, this could keep going.
acancegliero (2) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I tryed this beer with some friend here in Brazil and we love it, its a wonderfull beer, with one of the best aroma that i have ever smell one a beer.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#2200. Enormous thanks to thirdeye11 for this one! Very dark brown color that edges on black. Bready brown head. Legs that go forever. Aroma is gorgeous. Brown chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak and roasted cocoa. Fantastically sweet vanilla chocolate flavor. Oh it warms as it goes down. Lovely lovely milk chocolate with a bit of brown sugar malts. Brilliant!
sherm1016 (1034) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Goose Island Pub @ Clybourn. Pours a jet black with no head and no lacing. Aroma is all bourbon. Heavy on the palate with minimal carbonation - perfect for the style. Flavor is bourbon with a nice vanilla after taste. A great beer that should be available more often!