I didn’t understand the buzz around BCBS, having tried it once last year and not loved it. Then I went to Chicago a couple weeks ago, tried five different versions (Prop, double bourbon barrel, coffee + two different barrel blends) at FOBAB (as well as many more bourbon barrel aged stouts), and I get it. Bourbon County is truly the world’s best bourbon barrel aged stout. It is perfectly smooth for being so strong. It is dry for being so desserty. It is fucking delicious. It is worth lining up overnight for.
My favourite variant is this year’s Proprietor’s blend, which tastes like a chocolate macaroon. A chocolate macaroon in 14% alcohol form that I could sip all day. It has banana, almonds and cassia bark. It is one of the best beers I have ever had in my life. But I’ll have to drink it a second time to be sure. 😉