fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Pours oily pitch black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, I can still smell a touch of hops here, espresso, and char. Heavy oily mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has that chocolate pudding note that BCS has. Iím convinced this is that base beer. Or something very similar to it. Still has a touch of hops left. I had a couple fresh bottles last year and there were strong dank hops in the nose and taste. Remnants of it are still here which makes me think they used hop extracts perhaps? Great beer.
Peacehammer (512) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
big chocolate alcohol nose. Thick creamy chocolate head. Huge bitter chocolate flavor. A nice roasty quality. Very enjoyable
dogfishho (510) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and roasty on the palate with some nice chocolate sweetness. There's also a medicinal character there as well but it's really mild. The nose is similar and the alcohol is present but it doesn't feel like nearly 12%.
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BREWMUSKCLES (2017) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee brew, expresso with cream and sugar and a finish that develops a bit of Lea and Perrins Worsct sauce ie apricot and plum. Hops shoot thru the palate and the head is formidable with a waft of bourbon and pepper.
Niko100 (1515) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, hops, some vanilla, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, espresso, dark fruit (notably prunes & dates), and bittersweet chocolate; Slight alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, quite hoppy - great stout!
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a thick, inky black with a dark brown head. The nose is malty with lots of roasted malt notes, a slight dark fruitiness, licorice, and a hint of coffee. The flavor is big and boozy with lots of obvious alcohol. The fruit and licorice notes seem to be at odds with the burnt malt notes. Instead of working together, it definitely takes something away from the enjoyment. Thick and rich on the tongue with an oily mouthfeel that lingers. This one didnít blow me away.
dwm1034 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Split bomber from condo beer closet with SHERM1016. This beer is missing itsí hop nose and taste....bottled two yrs ago. Still a tasty stout with lots of licorice, chocolate and coffee flavors....will have to find / try a fresh one for contrast.
Sikash (179) - 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 (611) - 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 (2397) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Wegmanís 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! Iím not really feeling this one.
illiniphil (67) - 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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