77ships (5091) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#4500. Thanks to tderoeck! Happy birthday. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Black, no head. Nose is thick mocha, huge bourbon, spirit-like, chocolate, thick syrupy, sludgy, light berries. Taste is warming, boozy bourbon in a good way, boozy tasting (bourbon is strong & boozy as is usual for BCBS variants), lots of berries, almost jam-like in the start, warming, chocolate with molasses-like consistency. Thick, little in the way of carbonation. Awesome as usual for these beers.
Benzai (9806) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG. Opaque pitch black color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sourish firm roast.A bit too firm actually. imo it’s too much and not very balanced. Meh.
ElManana (988) - 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 (4655) - 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 (3111) - 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. It’s so sweet, that it’s hard to get the sweetness. It’s like drinking unblended fruit juicy with chocolate sauce drizzled over it. Very sweet and fruity..
kermis (6630) - 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 doesn’t improve on the base.
jmgreenuk (5619) - 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 (501) - 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 (5151) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (5012) - 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 Churchkey’s 5th anniversary for giving away a taste of this. Bottle pour.