Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a diminishing dark brown head. Aroma is very sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate, loads of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is extremely sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish with burning alcohol. Too much sweetness and alcohol for me just like the regular Bourbon County Stout. 110611
HonusWagner (1974) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know where my ratings for this got lost in the shuffle. Needless to say I tried this beer many times fresh but wouldn’t go near it now. Nice load of vanilla, sweet and decadent. One of the best variants at its peak.
Niller (1254) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Desverger. Thanks Reuben. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice roasted finish. Excellent.
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2010, massive thanks to Colin, shared with Niller, Hammel, DK - black coloured pour with a beige to tan covering. Aroma and taste is roasted dark malty, with intense chocolate, some gorgeous vanilla laced throughout this, kokos flødeboller, bourbon infused wooden nuances on the palate, this beer sings out. Immense.
drsordr (2062) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2015 pour opaque black with mocha head. Nose vanilla, light roasted malt, bourbon. Taste vanilla, light roast, chocolate. Had this late in the evening and still was very good.
Countbeer (5877) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber: Thanks Theydon: Served in a large taster:
Black beer. Small brown head.
Intense thick rich sticky aroma of soy, bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, sweet tar, sweet roast, chalky,
Flavour is immense, jesus christ (and I am not even religious) this is goood)))
Intense, seductive, thick, fullfilment, rich, completely out of this world! So viscous, uber balanced sweet tints... Amazing! Roasty, bourbon, fudge, dark candy, alcohol, etc... Ridiculous!
Aftertaste was roasty, chocolate, fudge, bourbon, bitter, etc. So delicious!
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full bodied...
What an enjoyment what an enlightment... Amazing!
ebone1988 (961) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Sample at Rare Day. Aroma is much like regular, sweet malt, vanilla, nice. Appearance is black, brown head, thick. Taste is sweet malt, some booze, vanilla on the back end. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, wonderful. Overall, this is very impressive, but I am sure it fell off slightly from it’s former glory.
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mocha head quickly dissipates.
Explosive malt, syrupy chocolate, hickory, decadent dark chocolate mousse cake. Tannins are low key, but add character/complexity. Not just mouth coating, but body numbing after a couple sips. Vanilla character shows no alcohol presence a fresh addition would show or especially an extract. Drinks more like a wine, slow sipper, enjoying the experience.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Shared at a BCBS tasting put on by Brian Winters. Thanks! This was just amazing. Thick oily black pour with a dark khaki colored ring and no lace. The aroma is the only fault, just because you can pick up that this one is a little older. The natural vanilla is a bit faded, but I like it over the sweetness of the Vanilla Rye. I like it a bit better, but I do wish that the vanilla was a little more prominent. The other flavors are there. Molasses, dark roast, heavy dark fruit, and just a hint of faded vanilla bean. The flavor is where this makes up so much awesome ground. It’s like BCBS with a nice legit vanilla character. I will say that the smoothness is a lot better here than I was hoping. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a great bourbon and vanilla character. The aftertaste is lingeringly vanilla booze with a hint of dark fruits and a touch of bourbon heat. This was such a good brew.
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bourbon vanilla chocolate marshmallow; need I say more? Smells just as it tastes. Much more balanced than vanilla rye, and one of the best beers I have ever had.
BiiruBierBeer (908) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Tastes like a smoother version of BCBS with vanilla added. Thick and smooth.