Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by vic21234:
4.79/5 rDev +1.7%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. I was very lucky to get my hands on a bottle of this. Bottled on date is 11/19/13.
A- Pours pitch black with no head to speak of. Pieces of coconut flesh as well as specks of coconut oil float along the top. Lots of nice lacing along the sides of the glass.
S- Bourbon, chocolate, and oak on the smell. If it's possible, this version of BC doesn't seem as aromatic as the other versions I've had.
T- This beer tastes awesome. It literally tastes like drinking a Mounds Bar soaked in bourbon. Up front is dark chocolate and coffee notes. Hints of coconut and bourbon then begin to shine through. Hints of oak is also noted.
M- Thick, chewy, alcohol forward with a nice warming after each sip.
Great beer, too bad this is surely the only bottle I'll ever see of it.
12-01-2013 02:19:37 | More by vic21234
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4.63/5 rDev -1.7%
22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled on: 19Nov13
A big thanks to NHbeerguy for sending this one over via trade!
A: Pours an opaque black with some browning on the edges and 1/2 fingers width of fizzy mocha colored head. Head dissipate down very quickly, then some floaters can been seen on the top of the beer which is presumably coconut. Leaves effectively no lacing but some of the floaters stick to the edges of the glass. 4
S: Tons of the traditional bourbon county brand goodness, with chocolatey fudge, vinous dark fruits and roasted malt. Next I get some coconut, which is more subtle than I expected. Bourbon characters are there, with an oaky vanilla and bourbon-y booze. Excellent but I would appreciate more coconut flavors. 4.25
T: Very sweet and very boozey. Heavy bourbon/whiskey notes as well with charred oak and vanilla. Lots of dark chocolate, then the coconut starts to come out. At time it tastes like an Almond Joy. I also get some dark fruits, roasty characters, coffee like bitterness, and booze. Excellent and continues to get better throughout the drink. 4.75
M/D: Full bodied, a bit chewy, ABV is certainly noticeable (as is expected in a 14plus% ABV'er), but adds to the complexity and is not hot going down. Maybe a touch syrupy at times but its fairly smooth and all things considered drinkability is great. 4.25
O: This is pretty fantastic. Overall, I would have still liked a more prominent coconut presence, but still a great beer. Absolutely worth seeking out. 4.75
08-16-2014 15:02:07 | More by zac16125
4.88/5 rDev +3.6%
Finally! After weeks of searching, Proprietor's BCS falls right into my lap, courtesy of an
uber-generous beer geek at Dark Horse's 2013 4-Elf party. Despite the frat-esque, red Solo
cup that I'm holding, I can see the sheer blackness of Proprietor's BCS; big enough to run a
knife right through it, and topped with a lavish, dark tan layer of creme on top.
This beer sends me into an immediate beer-coma upon bringing the cup to my face. The
olfactory is amazing here, it's like a liquid Almond Joy themed mixed drink; sweet coconut,
dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, hinted with lighter amounts of wet oak, oats, nuts, and a
deep seeded vanilla note in the very background... Simply outstanding.
After minutes of sniffing Proprietor's BCS, I finally take a sip and am jettisoned into my own
nirvana for a few moments. I'll say it again - liquid Almond Joy. All the elements are there...
Dark chocolate, coconut shavings, brown sugar, nuttiness, roast, bourbon, oak... Wow.
Just the first few sips were enough for me to begin raving about how good this beer is. So
after finishing off my entire pour, I had my campaign speech ready to go... This is quite
simply one of the finest beers I've had in a LONG time. It seems Americans have recently
opened up to this adjunct craze, adding many different ingredients to their beers. It does
not always work; but it couldn't be better in this case - find this beer... ASAP.
12-20-2013 04:42:44 | More by tectactoe
4.43/5 rDev -5.9%
22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.
Pours thick like the original and the other variations. Toasted coconut on top of boozy molasses, spicy rye fusels, charred wood and alcohol soaked raisins makes for a lovely nose. Syrupy thick body, big kiss of toasted coconut in the middle with dark sugar sweetness throughout. Just enough barrel action with hints of tannin, boozy rye and barrel char.
A massive brew no doubt, love this variation just as much as the rest and love that they are still pushing the limits even with just some flavoring. Worth the hunt ...
01-11-2014 05:20:16 | More by Jason
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
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