hopdog (7651) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of roast, floral hops, chocolate, coffee, pine, and licorice. Tastes of floral hops, roast, dark and bitter chocolate, some coffee, molasses, and coffee. Lighter alcohol in the finish but not giving away the 11+% and easy to drink.
JoeMcPhee (7618) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ginger Man. Pitch black beer with a creamy thick dark brown head. The aroma is great. Loads of cocoa and coffee with a lot of sweet dried raisin and chewy sweet plummy fruitiness. Warming brings up a massive intense aroma. Heavy molasses, and a light peppery character. Finishes with a lot of burnt sugar and a heavy charry character. It gets a bit boozy but at the same time there is a fairly prominent sweetness and some light hoppiness. The malty stickiness is balanced somewhat by the peppery booziness. Pretty solid brew.
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a smooth warming lingering roasty finish.
rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at A Drink To The End Of Days, 121220. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty fig aroma, dades, raisins, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, bitter notes, cocoa powder, licorice, tar notes. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, licorice, cocoa, tar, licorice, figs, dades, grapes. Nice beer, very nice balance and with great flavors.
BeerandBlues2 (7417) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours black with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, raisin, alcohol, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, roasted, nutty), average hops (floral, pine, spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, raisin, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle marked 2/19/10 0611 thanks to mar. Possibly the best beer of the night. Pours with a large tan head over a black body. Glass coating. Aroma is damn hoppy! Citrus, pine, pretty awesome and fresh. Taste is sweet, rich, chocolaty, hops, herbalness. Oh lord this stuff is good! Syrupy, creamy, thick mouthfeel. Awesome stuff!
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah ok this beer just rocks ass. Damn this is the shit. Black. Black. Black. Tan head. Tons of chocolate, roast, coffee, prunes, raisins, toffee and some light hops. Flavor is just rich and amazing. First its sweet, then its fruity, the hops swoop in to blance it so perfectly. Just a remarkable brew. Now I know why bourbon county stout is so good!!
Sammy (7026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Acquired recently from Premiere. Pours black and thick. Amazing grapefruit aromas, roast is secondary. Creamy full mouthfeel. Grapefruit and then chocolate in mid-sip. Good malting, well tamed astringency. A masterful integration. Good drinkability, over an entire meal.
Rasmus40 (6935) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, sugar and hoppy. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Finishes bitter and with warming alcohol. Full bodied and oily. Just like the Bourbon County Stout this i too sweet and too alcoholic, though not as rough. Still a great beer though. 050311
Leighton (6910) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - another big one from Seth! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Dark malt nose with burnt marshmallow and milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor, some dark malts, moderate roast, big alcohol, burnt sugars, some dark fruits, raisins and licorice. Full bodied with average to high, creamy carbonation. A bit of heat on the finish, more dark sugars, decent roast, robust earthy bitterness. It’s fairly hot. Very good, but not outstanding.