Bourbon County Coffee 2015 - Gusher?

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  1. siege06nd

    siege06nd Pooh-Bah (1,791) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia

    cracked one open today that had been in my basement and it had a moderate gush. Tastes OK, tho the coffee qualities would be difficult to differentiate from any possible infection flavors.

    Anyone else had this happen?
  2. mendvicdog

    mendvicdog Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2006 Maryland

    Yes. A friend had this happen as well.
  3. jimmypa

    jimmypa Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Oh no... Say it ain't so!
  4. Beer_Line

    Beer_Line Initiate (0) May 29, 2015 California

    Probably explains the lack of BCBCS bottles circulating this year. (they thought they caught all the infected bottles before they went out)
  5. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (1,071) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    If this is true it was bound to happen at some point. I for one will hold off on worrying until we have more info.
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  6. starrdogg

    starrdogg Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia

    Opened a bottle on Saturday with no such problems. Tasted wonderful as always too!
  7. hunninghake

    hunninghake Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2005 Colorado

    Was cracking bottles all around town last week and nothing but sweet BCBCS nectar within. Nothing reverberating on the local front either. Methinks this be a very isolated incident.
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  8. WortCraft

    WortCraft Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2014 California

    Opened my only bottle last night. Not a big fan..had a cherry tart/tang at the end. Definitely felt like it was going to sour up eventually. Thinner than last years batch and the coffee roast seemed to be weakened by this cherry tart flavor.
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  9. wifehatesthebike

    wifehatesthebike Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2008 Michigan

    I opened one and it taste off as well. Not terrible but not up to par. Hope my others are better.
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  10. Mitchell-Lees

    Mitchell-Lees Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Indiana

    Had one while opening presents this morning. As stated about had this off fruity tartness on the back end. My brother had one of his bottles at the same time and his did not have the same problem. I don't think this is the case with the vast majority of the bottles.
  11. Lazhal

    Lazhal Pooh-Bah (1,854) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Just opened a Morningwood Coffee Stout by odd side, and it has that off taste. I've opened two others on different occasions without that issue.

    Anyway, just wondering if the whole off taste we are experiencing has nothing to do with the beer, but rather the food we are consuming these holidays.
  12. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Pooh-Bah (1,636) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Had two bottles none gushed but one seemed to be more carbed than the other.
  13. Themightywrenn

    Themightywrenn Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2015 California

    Just cracked a 15 bcbcs and while it wasn't a gusher, it had definite off flavors and carb... buttery, tart end, undeniably infected. Sad.
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  14. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I think that the beers I have had that were infected displayed this exact quality. The most recent being a lager (not bourbon county) that tasted sour or tart.
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  15. MasterPenguins

    MasterPenguins Pundit (933) May 16, 2014 North Carolina

    In the cases that my local liquor store got of BCBCS this year there was one bottle out of the twelve the was about half full but still sealed. It was also covered in dust and the bottle just looked dirty. The manager opened it and took a sip. Not much coffee, and had a cherry-like tartness at the end. I smelled it (not brave enough to taste it haha) and it definitely didn't smell right.

    He hadn't talked to anyone who had opened one of the other eleven bottles in that case to see if it was just this one weird bottle...

    My guess is that there were some bad bottles, and GI was trying to catch them before they went out, but some made it through.
  16. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    I've had infected sours before, and the off notes that hit were sour tart cherries. For that particular beer it made it taste kinda like Cherry Rye. But with BC Coffee I'd be pissed.
  17. Themightywrenn

    Themightywrenn Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2015 California

    Definitely not happy about it haha
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  18. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Michigan

    Had a gusher a few weeks ago....will not trade for any more! They had to know infected bottles got out, they do batch testing. That's the part that gets me. Thanks d-bags for wasting liver space.
  19. UTvols05

    UTvols05 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2014 Georgia

    Currently drinking one that I purchased in Georgia...

    Nose is somewhat coffee forward, but more vegetal/green than the draft version I had...

    Taste is really off. At first, it tastes almost salty; not finding the roasted coffee I picked up in the nose. The finish is borderline awful... Tart cherry and sour funk.

    Also, to reflect what others have said, the body seems unusually thin.

    I have a handful more of these and have also given/traded a few away. Really hope that the ones I gave away are a better experience for the recipients than this one was for me.
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  20. rab53

    rab53 Initiate (0) May 1, 2005 Washington

    Only bottle I've opened (so far) foamed over onto the counter unexpectedly. Tasted fine once it warmed up a bit.
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