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

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)

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1,475 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,475
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 1,126
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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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really wanted to hate this beer, maybe it's because I wanted to "be above the hype" or maybe because I hate coconut flavor, but I was very surprised when I loved this.

22oz bottle poured into 6oz snifter.

A: I noticed little flakes floating in the bottle I can't see them in the glass.

S: smooth nose, no alcohol, lots of toffee, vanilla, and of course coconut but none overpower each other.

T: heavenly, this is definitely the best stout variant I've had this year, and arguably of them all. Vanilla gives this a run for its money but given the choice between this and rare, I'd say proprietors all day!

M: silky, leaves a smooth feeling in the mouth. Great subtle coconut aftertaste (and I hate coconut!)

Overall this is a ridiculously good beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle opened on 1.2.14
Bottled On: 19NOV13

A - Pours a very dark brown with an active dark brown head that is gone fast leaving coconut floaters and oils.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, coconut.

T - Bourbon and chocolate, vanilla, then tons of coconut.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Super flavors, coconut is pleasant with out being overly sweet. Amazing beer!

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.61/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark chocolate brown with slight coconut chunks. Really oily beer with small milk chocolate head

S - Tons of coconut, like a fresh macaroon. Slight chocolate, strong bourbon presence, and vanilla

T - Loads of sweet coconut up front that is slightly chewy and thick. After this comes the hallmarks of BCBC with there being a good amount of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel sweetness

M - Thick smooth beer with a slight oily presence to it. Much oilier than regular BCBS.

O - A good BCBS variation with a lot of coconut flavor and sweetness to it. It adds a lot of flavor but is really oily compared to the regular BCBS.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.7/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


Bomber poured into snifter.

A: Pours a deep dark black with very little head that reduces immediately and leaves no lacing. Tiny pieces of what I assume are coconut flakes float around the top.
S: Aroma is strong of chocolate and bourbon. Lingering is the coconut, some roasty coffee, and some more bourbon.
T: When first poured, this was very similar to regular BCBS. The coconut only really came through after mulling on the previous sip for a while and then exhaling through both nose and mouth. As it warmed up the coconut took a very pronounced role, and completely changed the flavor profile. I personally love the coconut combo with the chocolate and bourbon. I'm not a coconut fan at all, except in rum, but this all comes together so well.
M: Little carb, super thick. As expected for being a BCBS brew.
O: This is the last of the variants from this year that I've had left to try, and it's my favorite by a slight edge over the coffee. I would not trade a life and limb for it, but if you're comfortable with your trade offer for it, do it for sure. I'll have to keep up with current reviews to see just how long the coconut flavor holds up.

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4.6/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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