Ataraxia (531) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Oily black pour with thin brown lacing that fades very quickly. Bourbon is still dominant, but tempered with more black roasted coffee bean than the regular Bourbon County Brand Stout. Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, figs, vanilla, and licorice. Viscous, sticky, and smooth. Boozy, but less so than the regular BCBS. The right amount of carbonation (low) and a lingering lightly bitter finish, tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle, courtesy briandot. Pour is classic bourbon county ink black, tan head, little retention/lace, but massive legs. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak. Taste is rich espresso, vanilla, coffee, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, bitter finish. Very nice. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Bottle, thanks Chris, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are rich coffee, some chocolate, wow BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 2012 bottle (11/12/12) had in Feb 2013. Pours pitch black with very small brown head. Aroma is beautiful vanilla, chocolate, licorice, some salty black bean sauce, and maybe a hint of earthy coffee. Was expecting a bit more coffee but it smells dicine anyway. Mouthfeel is very thick and viscous. Sweet vanilla chocolate up front, with light earthy coffee tones. Bit of licorice. Extremely rich. Pretty sweet stuff, but very drinkable. Alcohol hidden better than the regular BCS I had from 2012, but still present. This is awesome.
Now trying a 2013 bottle on 3/22/14. Same look as before. Lots more earthy spicy coffee on the aroma this year whoah, also light vanilla and oak notes, not a lot of bourbon as the beautiful coffee overpowers on the nose. Big rich earthy coffee, fades into roasty cocoa notes, then sweetens up with vanilla and chocolate with a touch of bourbon booze that lingers on the palate. Huge rich thick velvety mouthfeel with low plus carbonation. This one is much more coffee forward than I remember the 2012 and makes for a very nice change up from the regular version. Maybe the only complaint is that I get less barrell here. bur still very Mmmm. Very fresh 2014 bottle very much like the 2013 version I had, huge coffee nose and relatively light on the bourbon barrel influence. Still awesome. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
On tap at High Street Grille. Aroma of bitter dark roast coffee, nice brown sugar, and slight fig. Pours black with very little brown film. Taste is deliciously sticky! Dark coffee up front and sticky bourbon to the rescue. Great notes of toffee, chocolate and espresso. Love this one.
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2012 bottle at home shared during the Super Bowl. Really good - seemed "mellower" that expected for some reason. I like regular BCBS a bit better. KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle @ home...vintage 2012.... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head.... DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER! The aroma is bourbon, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel, sweet and dark fruit....DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER!.... The flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, sweet creamy caramel, creamy vanilla, creamy chocolate, ripe fruit and coffee.... full body.... awesome mouthfeel! This is one hell of a beer! world class beer.... I lovvvved it!.... DANM I LOVE THIS BEER! b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber to oversized snifter (from notes). Looks good; a viscous black with beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with anise, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent beer. mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong aroma and taste of coffee with a black pour and comfortable mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jandd1983 (4270) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
It poured a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma was a ton of coffee, which was to be expected. The taste was an awesome amount of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon that all mixed well with the coffee. Very, very good.