pras (287) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch Black. Aroma of chocolate, molasses/burnt caramel, malt, and another non-nondescript but present aroma. Flavor is dark notes, including soy, chocolate, burnt caramel, molasses, deep roasty malt. Not getting much of the hops. A bit boozy. Mouthfeel is slick and silky.
Sikash (175) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark color with a tan foamy head. Aroma is nice and rich, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet bitter with notes of chocolate and coffee with some roasted malt. Finish is a bitter alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is bitter full with decent carbonation. Overall this is an awesome beer.
Errl (572) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-Nose is coffee, sweetness, pine, roast, spice..Taste is chocolate, roast, spice, cream, hop bitterness, dry, pine hops
DiarmaidBHK (2282) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours black with a quarter inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose. Slighty burned malt and licorice on the tongue. Theres also a bit of sweetness that comes through. Taste lingers a bit. Eh! I’m not really feeling this one.
illiniphil (63) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tar black with a tan head. Notes of cocoa, coffee and molasses. You can tell the foundation is the Bourbon County stout but with a dry finish. Very nice beer but makes me want the real thing - a Bourbon County Stout!
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Sherls91 (4) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow same base as Bourbon County, but dry hopped instead of barrel aged? What? This stout is awesome, but still not as good as its aged brother. I had this on tap at Nevins, a local watering hole. Poured a light chocolate colored 2 finger head and the beer itself was the color of obsidian and just as opaque. Chocolate was a feature of this beer but the hops really come through. More of a lighter stout in your mouth but flavor is the key and keeps you wanting more. I would love to have this as a warm-up to the Bourbon County. That may not be a good idea,11% ABV to 15%...on the other hand, maybe that is the start of a good night! If you see this on a menu, order it.
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EtTuCthulhu (399) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew’s aroma is overwhelmingly (read: disgustingly) boozy with very slight hints of hops and toasted caramel malts, but the appearance is an opaque black color with a brown ring of foam on top of the edge of the liquid. The taste is a lot better than the smell, for there is no boozy burn or oiliness to the beer at all; rather, the taste is mildly umami, mildly sweet, and slightly bitter, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and long finish, which results in the second of these two facets being inappropriate for the style that this beer claims to be.
RespertFTW (119) - - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very thick dark pour. Malt, raisin and chocolate aroma and taste. Nice palate, thick and creamy. Solid beer.
Arayaga2 (1623) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Cola black with a cocoa colored head. Aroma is chocolate, a bit of coffee, and a piney hop buzz pulled together with some booze. Taste is more of the same: rich with malt, mole-asses, liquorice and prune, with high alcohol evident from start to finish. $10/22oz
PhillyCraft (1984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Pour house, pours black, light off white head, not much lacing. Sticky palate. Aromas are barrel, nail polish remover and acetone. Taste is toffee, bourbon, chocolate, smoked malt, and caramel. Thicker bodied. I enjoyed everything but aroma but when u factor in that this was produced by the man...ill pass. Buy American!
akoeninger (156) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Pours very black with tan head. You first notice the floral, citrus smell of the hops but then as it continues you get the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt you would expect. Hints of alcohol as well. This beer tastes complex! You get the hops first, then a yummy chocolate flavor with some alcohol. Where a barrel-aged beer would turn sweet and bourbon this gets bright and floral. This brings out more refreshing take on a normally heavy style. It?s just good and different. The hops do not dominate but come in subtly in a masterful way. The finish is still warming and roasted, yet tropically fresh.