ElManana (814) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla. Sweet, vbalanced. Awesome.
drfabulous (4492) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle shared at Goose Island tasting. Held up nicely. Berry throughout. Blackberry on the nose. Mix of black and raspberry. Nice.
MrHangover (3045) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the Epic Bourbon County Tasting. Pours a pitch black beer with a very small beige head on top. Aroma has sweet malts, fruits, bourbon touches and an overwhelming sweet fruity presence. Flavor has bourbon notes, loads of very sweet red fruits and the sweetness is very overwhelming, almost too much. Itís so sweet, that itís hard to get the sweetness. Itís like drinking unblended fruit juicy with chocolate sauce drizzled over it. Very sweet and fruity..
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at the De Molen Bourbon County Tasting. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of big jammy berries, red and black fruits, light chocolate, bourbon characters below. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Good, but certainly doesnít improve on the base.
jmgreenuk (5389) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bourbon County tasting, De Molen. Poured a deep mahogany. The aroma is rich fruit, roasty malt, tart, yeast, red berry fruit. The flavour is light sour, light sweet with a light malt, molasses yeast, over ripe fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (441) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice blackberry and raspberry smell. Taste is tart berries with a touch of juicy sweetness mixed with a very solid chocolatey stout. Delicious. Body is smooth and medium to thick with light carbonation.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks to Beerlistman:
Vintage 2011: Served in Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a lively brown head.
Aroma is a beautiful mix of raspberries, whiskey, molasses, some berries, rye and roast. Beautiful!
Flavour of raspberries, whiskey, roast, berries, liquorice, malt roast, bitters, wood, some yeast, wood roast and sweets.
Aftertaste has some dark fruits, strange bitterness, some whiskey, wood burn and sweets.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
solidfunk (4850) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little odd - a strange mash taste to this and blackberries have a pretty big presence. Pours black without much head or lacing. Definitely the least superior of the Bourbon County series. Finishes with light sourness. Thanks to someone at Churchkeyís 5th anniversary for giving away a taste of this. Bottle pour.
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ CK. deep soupy brown with a small head. Nose is definitely faded and showing its age. Cardboard and overripe apples. Plum and cherry meat. Taste is better. Very jammy fruits. Cherry and plum. Chocolate. Pretty rich and viscous. On its last legs, but still has some charm.
slowrunner77 (6547) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"I donít know if I can write accurately about the awesomeness that was this beer. There are good beers, great beers, beers so good you have to share, and then ocassionally, beers SO good, you want to hoard them all to yourself. I didnít do that, but I milked my quarter bomber for all it was worth and was very sad to see it go. I returned my nose to the bottle a few times throughout the night as well. I was looking forward to the rye presence in the beer, but a little apprehensive about the fruit in addition to the different barrels. My worries were baseless. Perfect balance in both the complex aroma and complex flavor of raspberries and blackberries, slightly sweet and ever so slightly tart, spicy rye and whiskey, and vanilla, chocolate, roast, and a hint of coffee from the stout. This beer was amazing in every way. Sad that itís such a pain in the arse to get, but damn Iím glad I got this one, and I hope they make this again. Rivals the far more expensive BCS Rare as the best in the line."