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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 1,020
Gots: 268 | FT: 22
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:
Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with coconut toasted by our brewers.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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FletcherC, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
3.51/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with light brown head. Nose is strong, lots of bourbon and heat, some of the rich malt but no where near a regular bcs, with a little of the coconut in the nose. The taste is a little all over the place, lots of coconut in there with some of the rich maltiness of the bcs up front, coconut mid palate, lots of heat and bourbon towards the back and a ton if coconut lingers. Full bodied and moderate carbonation, a hint chalky in back.

cpetrone84, Feb 06, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle @ home shared via Greg. Black with a tan head. Mildaroma of chocolate, booze, fudge, vanilla, some coffee. Condensed milk, sugary sweets, lots of alcohol. Reminds me of baking something similar to a 7 layer bar dunked in liquor. Flavor is awfully sweet, chewy, sticky on the palate. Carbonation is smooth, as expected. Lots of booze on the finish, cloying. The coconut isn't extreme in this one, which is nice. Even so, the beer is completely unbalanced, and definitely on the dessert side of imperial stouts. I’ll leave this one for the beer drinkers with a sweet tooth.

pepsican, Dec 04, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - no head and only minor lacing. Motor oil black color and consistency.

S - way less coconut than I was expecting. I asked the bartender at map room if this really was the coconut variant. Chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon on the nose. Not really any coconut to speak of.

T - disappointed for all the hype. This is NOT liquid mounds bar. Very slight hints of coconut on the finish, which takes a while to wait for due to the overwhelming booze flavor. Notes of chocolate and vanilla try to fight through the boozy burn, but are pretty minor. This is a decent stout but no where worth near all the hype.

M - good thick imperial stout feel. Soothing to wash over your taste buds while developing the flavor profile.

O - I got this on draft for $8. People are charging over $100 per 22oz bottle on Craigslist. I'm so glad I got to try it and not waste $92. This beer is fine, but no where near the hype. The 2011 and 2012 coffees are the best stouts I've ever had...and parabola is a close second. This is not in the same league although I fear the scarcity will falsely elevate its value.

Kiteman, Dec 11, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At first glance, looked pretty much like any BCBS variety, dark inky black body, brown around the edges, a half inch of chocolate brown head that receded to a ringlet, some oily residue on the glass, and floaties throughout. Well then, I guess there's coconut in my BCBS. Coconut was obvious in the aroma right up front, behind that, the usual suspects for a BCBS, roasty dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate big notes of bourbon. The coconut almost came off as an impurity in this beer, in both aroma and taste, but it's still BCBS, so it's still good. Chewy coconut flavors, creamy semi-sweet chocolate, dark malts with a good amount of roast, and smooth vanilla-bourbon notes. The coconut lent a vegetal element to the mouthfeel that I didn't care for much, with that and the oils sort of thinning out what would otherwise be a smooth velvety texture. Good overall, and worth a try, especially if you're a tick-elitist / BCBS completist, but definitely my least favorite of the varieties.

Rifugium, Dec 11, 2013
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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.