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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout - Stout aged in bourbon barrels with blueberry juice and almond extract added. Aromas of rich dark chocolate, fresh blueberry, and nutty marzipan.

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4.5
kaser (6408) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Love this. Bottle poured at in laws in Dubuque. Black with small ring of off white head. Aroma is as written - blueberry and almond. The taste as well - sweet smooth and not boozy at all. Excellent work. One of the variants I've enjoyed the most.

3.7
drowland (9160) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2017
12/7/17. On tap at Ben’s, Savannah. Black pour with a nice tan head. Rich nose, loads of bourbon, some fudge, caramel, just hints at berries and almond. Sweet flavor, the marzipan aspect is much more obvious, barely hints at berry, mostly bourbon, fudge, sweetness, with lingering caramel. Not bad, but not my favorite BCS variant.

4.2
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Bottle - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, blueberry, almond and rich chocolate - full body

3.7
fiery1 (1753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
500ml bottle @Alex's. Pours an opaque jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is huge amounts of marzipan with a slgiht bourbon note. Flavour is tons of marzipan, a heat from the bourbon, and a touch of vanilla. Surprisingly it drinks quite nicely, however the blueberries are clearly taking a back seat here.

3.6
Ferris (16687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle - Sweet marzipan. Deep brown with a small beige head. Chewy, candy, almond and sweet. No blueberry for me.

3.8
fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
Oxford tastings
Dark brown color. Strong aroma of marzipan, maybe Maraschino, some bread. The body is not too thick, also because the alcohol is very strong; dark chocolate flavor and almond, with some cherry tartness.
Weird, good.

3.8
beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Brian!) shared at Alex's. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is lots of marzipan, artificial cherries (like in chewing gums). Similar taste. Hmmm. Oookey beer.

4.3
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
500mL bottle, pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is decadent, with heaps of marzipan / almond extract upfront, followed by some light bourbon. Flavour is more multi-dimensional, with loads of marzipan upfront, followed by blueberries, bourbon and a touch of vanilla. At first, you think it's going to be pure almond, but the flavour really opens up and broadens to the other elements. It's still primarily marzipan. I love it.

3.7
Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2017
Dark brown. Ok, so smells rather strongly of almond extract. On the palate, dark berry, more of that almond, and a hint of chocolate and roast. Maybe some other nuts? Finishes with almond and blueberry. Ok, so this one is whacky. The body isn't as big as the 13.2% would indicate, and it's not really giving a lot of bourbon either.

3.9
andrewje41 (4338) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Draft pour to a schooner at The Collective. Dark and dense near black pour with a thick tan foam head. Rich milk chocolate aroma. Flavor is a ton of milk chocolate, and a nutty constant. Almond, chocolate, and the slightest hint of blueberry, because I know it's there. Otherwise it's almond, and some coconut, maybe. Warm, toasty, sweet malt, almond finish. Quite the unique and enjoyable stout here.


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