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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,476 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 1,129
Gots: 287 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago – the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Whether your first sip is today or was from that first batch in 1992, thank you for lifting us up on your big shoulders and joining us every year to celebrate the original bourbon barrel aged stout.

2013 variant - Rye Whiskey Barrels with Toasted Coconut
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4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of struttinj
4.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of a77cj7
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TMoney2591
4.18/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from tap in a stem-less wine glass at Beelow's.

Had to do a bit of a double take when I saw this on the menu. Something tells me I tried this stuff a while back but can't quite remember it, so hooray for second chances, eh? This stuff pours an apocalyptic black-brown topped by a finger of sienna foam. The nose comprises whiskey, light vanilla, mild roasted malts, dark chocolate syrup, light wood, and a hint of booze. The taste really shows that this was a rye barrel, as the Templeton shines through rather distinctively compared with the usual bourbon barrels (a comparison all the more easy for me to make with a glass of the regular 2014 Bourbon County sitting next to this one). The coconut also makes a bit of an appearance, though the toasting helps it blend in with the roast, cocoa, and mild vanilla already tempestuously swirling about here. The body is fairly hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally chewy feel. Overall, a damn tasty Bourbon County variant, though the rye, as welcome a change as it is, doesn't quite measure up to the regular bourbon in my eyes. Still, it's a mild hang-up for this highly enjoyable beer.

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4.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.27/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JonathanC
4.99/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

COCONUT!(8oz pour)

Poured a very bourbon county

Smelled of bourbon sweet bcbs with coconut

Taste- Sweet bourbon molasses, with a SMACK in the face coconut.

Overall- This is very drinkable and I found the coconut to be to darn good. Between this and rare it was a toss up.

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far one of the best beers I've ever tasted...

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4.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Adding toasted coconut to a barrel aged stout is perfect harmony in a glass. Add it to the game changing stout that is bcbs and you have a work of art. The already present coconut from the barrel is amplified beautifully.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Enjoyed 2013 Vintage on NYE 2014, split bomber 5 ways. Drank after Abyss and this blew it out of the water IMO. absolutely amazing. Slight whiskey, choco liquid mounds bar goodness. I might be regretting trading away 3 of these now

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4.74/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
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