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

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1,295 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,295
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 1,007
Gots: 266 | FT: 21
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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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

GoBlue12, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +6.4%

Bigtwin, Dec 16, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle courtesy of Tim. HUGE thanks goes out for this one. Pours pitch black with a small brown head that recedes quickly. A big chunk of coconut floating on top. Aroma of huge fudge, some roastiness, a little coconut that gives it a Mounds type of smell but it is rather subdued, vanilla for sure, sweet brown sugar, very light licorice, and mild whiskey notes. Lots to like on the smell with the fudgy chocolate dominating. Flavor is massive fudge, a bit if rye whiskey spiciness heat up front on the to the tongue. There is a nice roasty component to this, some definite vanilla, and very subdued coconut. I was expecting more coconut punch but the fudge flavor really takes over. Nevertheless this differs from regular BCBS and I suspect there is a nuance from the coconut that provides this sweet yet roasted finish that takes it above the regular version. No doubt this is one of the best BA stouts I have had. Really sits alongside CBS with a similar sweetness level and without the coffee. Big, rich, thick mouthfeel, perfect lowish carbonation. Drinks way easy for the ABV, but with just a touch of lingering heat in the throat. A rich dessert beer that isn't cloying at all. I would love to try this next to a regular BCBS to compare but I don't have a buddy with me for this and that would be a rough morning. I'll have to savor this on its own.

There seems to be some bottle variation in this one, with more coconut in some than others. Nevertheless as this warms both the rye whiskey and coconut begin to come out a bit. Still fudgy as crazy, but a bit more flavor complexity.

BMMillsy, Dec 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MichPaul, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.4%

carmike813, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Not much head, some coconut flakes, dark as all BCBS.

S - Nice sweet coconut mixed with BCBS. It's really nice. It's like BCBVS, but the coconut sweetness is better than the vanilla sweetness in my opinion.

T - Again, a very nice sweetness from the coconut. You also get some nice toasted coconut flavors. The bourbon county is still there though. It's got all the qualities of the base beer, but with that extra pop from the coconut.

M - Some people I've seen have faulted it for the oily mouthfeel form the coconut. I had no such problem. It's very good. There's very little booze, it's very smooth.

O - This is the best variant of Bourbon County Goose Island has every produced in my opinion. Rare wasn't that special except that it's called Rare, and Vanilla was very good, but I found the sweetness and coconut flavor superior to the vanilla bean. Probably a matter of personal preference there. Either way, you really can't go wrong here. Regardless, it's phenomenal.

nrs207, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +6.4%

jlee185, Dec 13, 2013
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
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