rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 2, 2017 chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is simply outstanding, beer of the year, right up there with Pirate Bomb. Drink this beer now its perfectly aged and ready to go. The explosion of coconut is perfectly sweet and not overbearing. The aroma is a sweet bomb but you come back for more. The taste is balanced expertly with the coconut melding with barrel, and dark chocolate. I hate the hype train, but damn this lives up to it.
650 ml bottle thanks to Glen, shared with friends. Black color with no head. Malty aroma, chocolate, dark dried fruits, caramel, coconut, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Heavy sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation. fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Scotty001 (573) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Pubcrawl, Thessaloniki, Greece.
[ As Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013 ].
ABV: 14.1%. Clear dark black brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coconut, alcohol - whisky - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, coconut, chocolate, whisky, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Poured deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Full body, flavour as the aroma, berry fruits, lingering booze. ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
22 oz. bottle. Originally reviewed 1/20/2014.
=Inky black. Fleeting khaki head. Nothing after a bit of settling.
Smells of lots of coconut. Chocolate. Fudgy chocolate. A little bit of whiskey, but it’s not as strong as I expected.
Tastes much more of fudge. Oily coconut. Sweet. Again, minimal barrel. A little whiskey.
Very sweet. Not as boozy as regular bourbon county.
The coconut is very strong, especially as it warms. This would probably be better in a bourbon barrel, but it’s quite nice. johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks as always Greg!
Inky black with a stingy tan head. Molasses roast light chocolate bits of coconut light toast light oak and vanilla on the nose. Spicy rye character comes through in the flavor a bit more than the aroma. Sweet sticky brown sugary molasses with bits of caramel and chocolate. Lightly fruity with some toasty coconut just peaking out for the finish. Stick almost syrupy mouthfeel, full body and then some. light level of carbonation. I think the coconut must have faded, but I think it leaves enough background notes to keep this interesting. Pretty damn tasty imho.
GRM (4175) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody; mouth: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody, finale in coconut with presence of roasted barley, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé; bouche : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé, finale en noix de coco avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2016
22oz bottle pours out brown topped with a small head. nose is big coconut milk chocolate sweetness wow almond joy for sure. Taste is more of the coconut milk chocolate sweetness roast malts syrup thick. This is nice. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22oz botttle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Toasted coconut, chocolate, roast, dark fruits, bourbon and vanilla. pushkinwow (2895) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from Phil at the 2015 year end Ottawa bash. A nice dark black pour with nothing on top. Unsweetened and slightly roasted coconut, dark chocolate and slightly chewy almost burnt malt, light vanilla, espresso remains, oak, a warming but well balanced booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, sweet but not overpowering, long finish. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coconut and black chocolate with some bourbon and some vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and satisfying mix of vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate with just the right amount of coconut. Quite a bit of residual sugar notes but not overly so. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Such a shame that this was only brewed once.