EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, picked this up on a whim, have not been following beer much lately. Just incredible. My brother’s wife just tweeted that Jeff was enjoying a Bourbon County Stout, my favorite. Had no idea that I had something in that neighborhood in the garage. My favorite beers always remind me of some scrumptious food. This one reminds me of a heavy, sticky, gooey pastry with caramelized dark sugars and malt, darkest blackberry, date and vanilla, drizzled in caramel, soaked in bourbon. Oh my.
njager246 (355) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome carmel and bourbon aroma...great carmel/brown sugar taste with bourbon, so awesome!
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
So good and sooooo close to awesome. Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is caramel, bourbon oak, fig, and wood finish. This is where the rating went down a little.... had a little syrup thick body and no to minimal carbonation which hurt the mouth feel. Solo good though and close to Kuhnhenn fourth dementia, barrel aged, but still needs a little help.
tectactoe (2293) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Deep brown, caramel colored body with no head at all, only a very mild, beige collar. Looks thick. Aroma is very malty with notes of caramel, dark prunes, wood, light nuttiness, toast, boozy bourbon, & faint anise in the finish. A little harsh on the booze, but understandable. Taste is sticky, a little boozy & a little sweet. Notes of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, buttery toast, hints of creamy vanilla & raisins with a strong bourbon note in the finish. Oak adds some lingering astringency from the tannin. Nice stuff, a little boozy right now, perhaps.
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle -- thanks, Jeff! Pours dark, clear amber with some off white head. Aroma: dark fruits, toffee, plums, caramel, some barrel - vanilla and pleasant oxidation. Taste: sweet; caramel, toffee, a hint of cherry. Just enough bitterness in the finish to provide balance. Well-placed oxidation. Palate: full, sticky body; nice warming alcohol in the finish. Overall: a really enjoyable sipper.
bth122 (1293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a gorgious copper mahogony color with one finger head. My goodness this aroma smell good and complex. Aroma of caramel goodness, raisins, dark fruits. Taste did not let me down. The nice warming alcohol balances out the sweet malty bombs. Medium to heavy body. Creamy texture. Nice bourbon oak barrel notes. A nice sipper. Let it warm some. Not for the faint-hearted. Please sir can I have another.
ReedM (27) - - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great barrel flavor! Awesomely balanced, makes it simple to separate the barrel flavors from the wheatwine. Super drinkable for 12%, and a nice treat
dlbeer (840) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red/brown pour with off white head. Smells of bourbon, toffee and slight oak. Tastes of the same with dark fruits and alcohol. Very good.
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Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red. Crystal Clear Beer. Half finger of a light tan head that disappears very quickly. Aroma is very nice. A nice wheat note played well with vanilla, toasted coconut and some oak. No real notice of the alcohol. Maybe a little raisin and nuttiness. Big body on this. Definite wheat notes. Big wheat notes. Some nice oak and toasted coconut. Some slight alcohol but it blends well with vanilla and raisin notes. Slight burn on the way down. Very Nice
frank0830 (68) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Poured a deep red in my snifter. Bourbon and banana hit you as you get into this. It was a little weird at first, banana and bourbon? Wow! Some raisen and earthy notes also on the palate. The mouthfeel is is very sweet and not overpowering. Wow! I hope to be able to get another bottle of this! It will be a great winter warmer!
re-rate, 2-16. Forgot to mention, this is a 2012 bottle. This wow’ed me even more this time around. I think one more bottle to cellar until next year will for sure happen.