rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black with a solid tan head cover, wide bands of lace. Taste is toasted chocolate malt that grows a little through the palate on the way to a bittered coffee finish that includes a hint of bourbon. An easy-going stout, not really a food beer, but enjoyable none-the-less. Recommended. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
8oz on tap at Party Town. Dark brown color. Minimal brown head, just a couple bubbles. Very light carbonation, nearly flat. Medium body. Mildly chewy. Good aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and a mild vanilla bourbon influence. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Solid coffee stout, but a little more carbonation could have helped. Granted, this very well could be an issue with pressure level on the keg... bubblehouse (1531) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Good. The bourbon comes through ever so slightly. The coffee flavor is still most prominent. DenverLogan (1218) - LA, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
At a private party in June 2013...bottle dated 2010. Described as an oatmeal stout with coffee. Pours black with brown head. Big aroma of coffee, chocolate. Flavors of big coffee, dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate and a touch of sour fruit and bourbon. Overall very easy drinking with a bitter chocolate, coffee and sour blend. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
On tap at the Shelbyville rd location. Black pour with a dark tan head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, and coffee. Rich and robust flavor the bourbon and coffee compliment each other nicely. Smooth finish, respectable offering
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2011
750 from Liquor Barn Richmond. Big bourbon nose and taste. Cream head fades. Body is not super big for a coffee stout. Carried by the bourbon, for sure, for taste. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is a balanced blend of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee. Flavor starts with vanilla and bourbon, then the chocolate sets in before a roasty coffee finish. Drank a lot of coffee beers during this tasting and this one came out the winner for me. I would have thought the one that diluted the coffee flavor with a barrel would be on my bad list, but this one is just so perfectly balanced between all the flavors (including the coffee, which didn’t disappear after all) that I had to give it the nod. allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle. This may be the bottled version of a draft-only release the St. Matthew’s brewery came up with called Heine the Elder that I had on cask during Louisville Beer Week in 2010.
Aroma: Bourbon, bourbon, and more bourbon. Lots of vanilla notes in this one. Very little of the base beer aroma comes through.
Appearance: Dark brown pour, fleeting tan head. Little to no lace.
Taste: Did I say bourbon? Bourbon. Vanilla. A little bit of oak. Alcohol. Pecans? Nicely hopped finish. A little coffee.
Palate: Medium, nicely carbonated, a little sticky.
Overall: Decent, but BBC has a tendency to overpower the base beer whenever they do a bourbon barrel release. Perhaps the barrels are a little too new and have a little too much raw bourbon left in them. This one was decent, but only because the base beer had enough oomph to stand up to the bourbon flavor. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Black with a creamy tan head. Coffee chocolate and bourbon aroma and taste with a dry roasty finish. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
5/23/2010: BBC Bourbon Barrel Heine Brothers Coffee Stout... Aroma: Rich dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla, roasted malts, and char. Appearance: Opaque, deep brown to near black color with a large, dense head that is tan to brown in color that builds rapidly as the beer is pours and slowly bubbles away. Flavor: Wow, lots of creamy vanilla bourbon throughout with some suggestions of chocolate and coffee in the background; the sweet bourbon seems to dominate most of the experience with a smooth, rick, and deep dark, dark chocolate flavor coming through in the finish; good presence of alcohol that vents through the nostrils when swallowing. Palate: Medium-full body; smooth and silky; milky, mellow mouthfeel. Overall: Quite good, if you like bourbon; regardless, it is a bit one-dimensional since the bourbon does dominate and the base coffee stout is barely noticable underneath.
Growler fill (draught) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #3 for this beer.