Iznogud (4691) - CROATIA - JAN 10, 2018 Sherls91 (4) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow same base as Bourbon County, but dry hopped instead of barrel aged? What? This stout is awesome, but still not as good as its aged brother. I had this on tap at Nevins, a local watering hole. Poured a light chocolate colored 2 finger head and the beer itself was the color of obsidian and just as opaque. Chocolate was a feature of this beer but the hops really come through. More of a lighter stout in your mouth but flavor is the key and keeps you wanting more. I would love to have this as a warm-up to the Bourbon County. That may not be a good idea,11% ABV to 15%...on the other hand, maybe that is the start of a good night! If you see this on a menu, order it.
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On tap at Mugs Ale House, 25th anniversary party. 2012 vintage. Pours black with small beige head. Malty, chocolate, warming, vanilla, some light fruity notes. Sweet and smooth. Some bitterness in finish. Quite nice actually. Koelschtrinker (22073) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
Intensiver, rund malziger Antrunk. Klebrig schokoladig, etwas Kakao, aufdringlich. Geringe Bitterkeit, unsüffig. 10/10/8/8/11/8 Inbreak (6711) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2016
12.08.2016, 0,65l bottle (2012 vintage) @ home:fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2016
Nice light brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich, dark malts, licorice, alcohol, dark sugar, oak, coffee, caramel, chocolate, grass, hops, minerals, bark, burnt caramel. Taste is rich and slightly sour-ish roasted, raw licorice, dark malts, grass, minerals, dark sugar, dark fruits, hops, burnt caramel, oak, alcohol, sour-ish roasted coffee, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish boozy mouthfeel. Nice.
Bottle 2011. Color black with small chocolate brown head. Aroma malt, dark chocolate, roasted, cofee. Taste sweet, alcohol, dark chocolate, malt. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
2012 vintage, on draft at the York River Landing (Nov. 2015). BCBS without the barrel aging. It’s got a very, very distinct smell and flavor that reminds me of the BCBS’ marshmallow sweetness. Interesting, unique, and actually a really top-notch imperial stout.
Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment :
Bouteille, dégustée le 8/11/2013.
rouhlas (3982) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 28, 2015
Couleur : noire.
Apparence : opaque.
Malt rôti, café, chocolat, houblon herbeux, léger de mélasse et de fruits (fruits foncés), notes de réglisse noire.
Entrée de bouche : Goût fruité (petits fruits) avec des notes de réglisse noire et quelques traces de vanille.
Une dominante de malt rôti et de chocolat est présente avec une moyenne amertume houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses et citriques ainsi qu’un léger goût de café et de mélasse sucrée.
En bouche :
Corps : moyen-rond.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : riche et légèrement huileuse.
Finale : longue, composée d’une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses, de rôti, léger d’alcool et de chocolat.
650ml bottle (v2010) shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with nice brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, dark dried fruits, chocolate when it gets warmer, caramel, butter, wineous, wood, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter like aroma with soy and some coffee notes. Full silky body with soft carbonation. Probably not a good bottle. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle shared in the line for Blåbær Release 2015. Pours a pitch black with a nice, dense, tan head. Aroma is hoppy, roasty, licorice, salmiak, coffee, slight grass. Taste is roasty bitter, hoppy, coffee salmiak. Still fairly sweet. Full body and average carbonation. Sarlacc83 (2435) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. 2/19/2010 date.
A: Black in a way which would please Batman. Thin, dying mocha head. Lacing.
N: Vanilla, cocoa, coffee, black peppercorn, rye, earth, milk chocolate, a hint of toffee and caramel. Smoke and almost like a rough tar. Not gross like that, but it seems like the right description somehow. Light oxidation from its 5 years of age.
T: Quite sweet, but not cloying like the latest iterations of Bourbon County Stout. A bit hoppy still.
M: Thick, motor oil body, light carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden.
O: This was the big time, long ago, before In-Bev took over production and turned BCBS into a call for insulin. Only minor oxidation after 5 years, too, which is impressive. arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a small brown head. Nose is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Great.