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

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Reviews: 132
Hads: 1,539
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 1.94%
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Gots: 307 | FT: 20
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 03-25-2013

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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Photo of Brabander
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I was fortunate enought to be able to drink this beer yesterday @ the Zeebra extreme beerfestival. We had three bottles of this wonderfull beer. Poured in a Zeebra Tasting glass the beer looks a bit funny with the pieces of coconut floating in it. Looks like piece of a guy with psoriasis! But hey this makes this beer perfect. What a beer, one of the best i ever had from BC, tastes like a bounty. Find it a.d drink it! (420 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at Churchkey for Goose Island Migration week into a snifter. 6 oz pour

Surprisingly darker head than anticipated. Mocha coffee brown with a little bit of staying power. Deep dark walnut black body as usual and your typical Bourbon County darkness. Love this dark head though.

What a lovely nose. Classic notes of molasses and thickness, but there's a larger creamy milkier quality. Light hints of dark chocolate and vanilla together, and just a little hint of toasted coconut. Real impressive.

Palate really sings and is highly rated mostly on this just perfect mouthfeel. Deep silky dark chocolate and creamy palate. Light aromatic toasted coconut and hints of vanilla. Milk shake thick but not overly syrupy or even light. Hint of playful carbonation that really cuts through the palate. Great playful balance of flavor with a ganache deep rich dark chocolate backbone. This barely tastes like beer, and once again the giant abv is hardly even noticeable.

Overall just a magnificent beer with a much thicker, creamy, and diverse palate. Didn't think this beer could improve more with cherry rye but boy was I wrong. Really enjoyed this one, too bad I can't have more. Perhaps someday, near perfection. (1,221 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a treat. Wow another winner from goose island. Tried on tap at churchkey in DC along with a ridiculous list of other GI beers.

Pours out black, oily with no lacing or head, imposing it's depth from the start. The smell opens up to a huge palate of amazing aromas you'd expect from a big stout of this magnitude: fudge, whiskey, oak, leather, vanilla, cake batter, and some nutty almond like notes. No coconut for me but you can tell it's different than regular bourbon county cause it has an extra depth and dessert like sizzle to it.

The taste is ridiculous too with a super thick prune juice like feel but still with a backbone of carbonation. The smell notes are there with extra bread malt, rye barrel, caramel, molasses and a touch of piña colada. An amazing beer that has a great taste spectrum and only falls short of a 5 because the aftertaste is a little too dry and bitter for my taste on a big BA stout like this. Still remarkably amazing.

Definitely a beer worth trading for and/or seeking out. (1,025 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from hotpipes in a recent box. Thanks a bunch for tracking this down for me!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage 2013
Bottled 19 November 2013
Bottle 1246

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and yields a one finger, loose, extremely fizzy dark tan head with horrid retention. Head fizzes away like Coke down to a ring in the blink of an eye. Terrible head. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. Some definite coconut floaties in there, which is rather unacceptable at this point in the game. I can't imagine they dry coconutted in the bottle here. Looks very flat by the end. It's black, sure, but the wretched looking head and floaties makes me wonder how anyone could possible give this a positive score.

SMELL: Smells like Bourbon County with just a hint of fresh coconut in it. Lots of bourbon barrel with oak, vanilla, coconut and a hint of fresh coconut flesh from the additions. Boozy as well. The coconut is actually very nicely measured here, adding just enough to enhance the aroma. Hints of dark chocolate under the coconut and bold barrel aromas. This is actually quite good.

TASTE: Again, this is basically Bourbon County with a touch of fresh coconut. Follows the nose perfectly in that regard. Lots of bourbon, oak and vanilla up front with a hint of fresh coconut as well, then a big swallow with more barrel, some definite coconut flesh, some bitter dark chocolate and a touch of roasted malt from the base beer. Lots of barrel with vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, oak and a bit of alcohol linger, while the fresh coconut comes and goes rather quickly. Still boozy, but not as much as the base beer usually is. Very good actually, but a touch boozy still for top marks.

PALATE: Same Bourbon County feel that tends to fall short. Medium body and carbonation, though still lighter on the palate than it should be. A touch creamier than the other variants, luckily, but still goes down prickly with a burn at the swallow and finishes very sticky. Lots of heat lingers. A bit creamier than other variants perhaps, but still too hot, prickly and abrasive.

OVERALL: This is certainly one of the better variants in the series. Perhaps my favorite. The coconut is well measured, adding a nice element to the coconut flavors already present from the bourbon barrels, and it seems to help mellow out the harsh alcohol and abrasive feel a little as well, which makes it much easier to drink. Despite these improvements, it is still too harsh and boozy for top marks in the style, and the floaties make this variant look even less appealing than its compatriots. That all said, I very much enjoyed this one, as the aromas were enticing and the flavor delicious. Would love to drink more of it at some point. Thanks again hotpipes. This was certainly a treat. (2,789 characters)

Photo of VeganUndead
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Midnight black with minimal carbonation and tiny pieces of coconut floating on the abyss. The nose is very boozy, with minimal coconut smell on the nose. When I take a sip I say "there it is!" Was hoping for coconut prevalence and got it. Boozy up front, but an almond joy on the finish. The mouthfeel is velvety, and the beer is very drinkable for being 14%. Definitely lives up to the hype, everything I hoped this brew would be. (431 characters)

Photo of TheDDO
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed a 22 oz bottle on Easter Sunday. 4-20-14. Poured into my KBS glass.

Apperance- This beer was as dark as a moonless night as it was poured. A half finger mocha colored head quickly dissipated to a thin film, which brought forth small flakes of coconut to the surface. Time to dip this bad boy to the nose!

Smell- Awesome! That's all I can say! Very unique, definitely cococut, chocolate, dark fruit. It has the signature Bourbon County smell. A bit of campfire roasted marshmallow in the background.

Taste- Oh my! This is a perfect BA stout for me! At first sip, dark fruit comes to the forefront, and finishs with a smooth coconut taste. It reminds me of a mounds bar. This beer is in a class of its own, it does not taste like a 14% beer, super smooth!

Mouthfeel- Think and silky, this beer flows great and allows you to take in all of its complexities! Perfect! There's not much more to say here!

Overall- To me this is a perfect stout, Goose Island really knocked it out of the park with this one. I feel as though I'm running out if adjectives to describe this beer, I was seriously speechless while savioring the first sips. My suggestion to you is, do whatever you can to try this beer! Don't let it pass you by! (1,233 characters)

Photo of anteater
4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle

A: Black, thin brown head and the infamous little spots of coconut oil or whatever

S: Very rich chocolate and bourbon, a little bit of coconut

T: This is one hell of a smooth 14.1% stout. Sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, espresso with a hint of coconut at the end. The coconut opened up a lot more as the beer warmed up, there wasn't as much as I expected but it adds a really nice component to the beer.

M: Velvet, so smooth. Thick but not too thick.

O: Very very good! Overall not my favorite bourbon county variant and ultimately fell just slightly short of the hype for me, but it is without a doubt a super delicious beer. (648 characters)

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.04/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a Snifter

A - Pitch black. The 1/2 finger of dark brown head disappeared almost immediately.

S - If I was in a blind taste test, then I would say this is just regular BCBS. Typical chocolate, oak, and coffee notes. The whiskey is nice and sweet without being overbearing.

T - Again, just like the standard BCBS. Very smooth and alcohol isn't present. Very easy-drinking. A slight, SLIGHT toasted sweetness from the coconut, but not prominent.

M - Coats your mouth. Sweetness from bourbon and that subtle hint of toasted coconut lingers.

O - This looks, smells, and tastes just like regular BCBS. I would give that a 5/5. However, this is not supposed to be standard BCBS. When a beer is advertised as having toasted coconut
I expect at least some sort of coconut flavor. While there is a sweet toasted hint on the taste, the coconut is practically nonexistent.

I've had the Cherry Rye BCBS and that had a strong cherry presence. If you say you put coconut in a beer, I want some damn coconut. If you want a coconut stout, go with Wormtown's Norm.

Yes, I did say I would give regular BCBS a 5/5 and yes, I did say this was identical to BCBS. So does that mean I will also give it a 5/5? Not at all. To make a long story short (too late), this beer, in my opinion, did not deliver what it promised.

A great, barrel-aged stout? 100%! Is it coconut BCBS? Most definitely not. (1,394 characters)

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Shared with a fellow BA. Poured in a Surly Darkness snifter.

A- pours a 1/2 finger tan head that fades quickly to nothing. Color is pitch black. Typical BCS appearance.
S- The aroma is not very different from regular BCS. Slight marshmallow aroma, chocolate, vanilla.
T- Wow, the taste is where this one takes off. Love the marshmallow taste that comes out, roasted coconut, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Love this one.
M- Thick mouthfeel, dry after taste, the heat is really hidden.
O- Well this one lived up to my expectations. The coconut really added a nice touch. One of my favorites of the BCBS variants. (614 characters)

Photo of N_Schleret
4.76/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a pitch black with a half finger chocolate head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass. Coconut flakes floating on the top.
S: Very similar to BCBS. Dark chocolate, bourbon, light coconut.
T: One of the best I have tasted. Coconut really shines with a tasty toasted marshmallow flavor. Sweet chocolate, molasses, bourbon. Cannot taste the alcohol, well done?
M: Typical Bourbon County. Thick and smooth. Light alcohol burn.
O: I could drink this all day. One of the best tasting BA Stouts out there. Expectations were met with this one! (559 characters)

Photo of Etan
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a snifter.

A. Pours black with a reddish tinge around the edges and a small tan head that recedes quickly.

S. Fudge and bourbon dominate, with twinges of oak and coconut. Mostly smells like regular Bourbon County.

T. Almond joy, thick dark chocolate, tannic vanilla and caramel, mild booze. The coconut is there but by no means assertive.

M. Thick-bodied with light carbonation.

O. Very tasty. Coconut flavor is moderate. Not really much better than regular BCBS but certainly not worse. (502 characters)

Photo of onefmatt
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A really great take on the base BCBS.

A: dark as night and thick like motor oil

S: Roasty malts, sweet vanilla and a hint of coconut. Raisin aroma typical of BCBS

T: sweet coconut, vanilla, toasty bread, caramel. Very smooth and all of the flavours meld well together

M: thinner than BCBS, I have a feeling that the oils from the coconut, heavy but not super hot

O: fantastic take on BCBS, the coconut is a great addition (426 characters)

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured vigorously into a Night Shift teku glass. Pitch black, with a smidgen of a khaki colored head that dissipated very quickly. Looks good enough to drink. Smell is classic Bourbon County, lots bourbon, chocolate and as you expect a bunch of toasted coconut. Tastes basically how it smells. Coconut was balanced so that it didn't over power the beer. The coconut was more of a compliment to the bourbon than being a huge presence itself. Absolutely delicious with a thick, coating mouth feel. I'm not sure what aging will do to this, but by the end, I was basically tasting the regular bourbon county. (604 characters)

Photo of ricknelson
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Proprietor's came out on top in my recent 9 beer tasting, beating out 8 of Firestone Walker's top beers. Out of the seven BA guys we had at the tasting, Proprietor got all 5's for look, smell, taste, mouthfeel and overall from 4 out of the 7 judges. I've never seen so much excitement as I did when I placed this one in front of the guys. Where'd you get that??? Not easy here in Vermont. (388 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter. Consumed a few weeks ago, reviewed from written notes. Thanks again JulianC for sending me this one.

A: Pours a cola brown/near black with a very short lived film of dark brown head that quickly faded into a thin collar. As previously mentioned there are indeed tiny bits of actual coconut flakes in this beer.
S: Boozy nose overall with notes of brown sugar and caramel sweetness, toasted marshmallows, and just a very faint amount of toasted coconut.
T: The fresh boozy BCBS base is prominent with notes of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate, but I get some spicier notes of rye barrel as well an extremely smooth and buttery oak finish. The only coconut I get is mild and roasted tasting, and really only shows up in the aftertaste.
M: Creamy mouthfeel overall with a velvety smooth aftertaste. The alcohol is boozy but not overly hot or distracting. Carbonation is low, soft, and velvety. The body is extremely rich and thick, but again, very smooth. Buttery and creamy overall. Only the booziness is keeping it from scoring perfect.
O: An extremely smooth, rich and decadent beer. I thought this was smoother than regular BCBS is fresh. The coconut definitely adds a nice touch, but I was hoping it would be more prominent - not in your face like Three Hour Tour, but at least more than just barely detectable in the aftertaste. Overall this is a really delicious beer, but it's not the best of the BCBS's. Thanks again, Julian. (1,472 characters)

Photo of glazeman
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: dark dark brown with a small light brown head. Looses some points for the coconut floaties

S: coconut does come through a little here. More chocolate, licorice, and brownies though. There's some whiskey on the back end but definitely not as much barrel on the nose as the other variants.

T: very smooth with a complex blend of rye, chocolate, whiskey, and a little vanilla with burnt coffee.

M: nice and think with a slight alcohol burn. Great aftertaste though.

O: very good. May have rated it higher had I not had rare last night, which was amazing. (559 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a matching BCBS snifter. The brew appears black in color with a quick fading cap thats oily and leaves some spotty lace on the glass. Some legs of alcohol droop down the wall of the glass. It almos appears as though small shards of coconut slivers collect across the surface of the brew. A lighter brown hazy color is seen around the edges when held to the light.

The smell opens up with raw sweet coconut. Some vanilla and cocoa batter make for a strong chocolate scent. Some slight citrus hop faintly blends to whiskey spiked boozy goodness indicative of bourbon county. As it warms up, this seemingly becomes a mixture of chocolate and coffee liquor with a minor fruity raison-like finish.

The taste is sticky sweet blending to whiskey. An abundance of vanilla, caramel, toffee and coconut. So much coconut flavor that is milky sweet but also toasty and slightly caramelized. It feels like a mound bar or macaroon of sorts with a chocolate liquor and slight whiskey burn with anise in the aftertaste.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. It is sticky sweet but not cloying as it is contrasted by the whiskey. This is a fully rich and decadent brew with an exceprional addition of coconut. I would love to drink this again. (1,283 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Dark black with a thin oily film and tiny bits of coconut floating around.

S - Light toasted coconut, dark cherry, spicy rye whiskey.

T - Rye whiskey, light coconut, chocolate, dark cherry notes. Has a bit of an aged BCS feel to it.

M - Slightly slick with low carbonation.

D - An excellent variant of the great BCS. (324 characters)

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Carp19 and replacementpart for making my Bourbon County dreams come true. Worked for a couple months at these. Finally got two. Great traders! Drinking this bottle all to myself.

Pours very black, with coconut floaties all over the surface. Neat! The aromas is great. Coconut, bourbon, oak, chocolate, some vanilla. The taste is about the same. Coconut way up front, with bourbon and alcohol hear on the backend. You also get a fair amount of chocolate. The coconut isn't too sweet here, and that's really great. Coconut has the ability to take over a beer, but this does a nice job incorporating all the bcbs flavors. The mouthfeel is very slick. It's bit heavy but it's great sipper at 14 percent. The chocolate flavor lingers in your mouth wih a slight coconut sweetness. Very happy to try this, at three months old I'd still consider it fairly fresh. Would be curious how much the coconut fades over a few more months. Not willing to test it though, will be sharing the other bottle quite quickly. Overall, it's a great beer. No surpises, a bcbs with a ton of coconut. I've had pipeworks toasty nut abduction and yesterday the jacks Abby Cocoa-nut framinghammer. This one was less sweet, therefore the best in my book. Although, they are all tremendous beers. Anyone who thinks this is like a mounds bar needs to try a Vermont beer Hodad, made by fiddlehead, not barrel aged, but it's really good. Was it worth the hype? Sure! Solid beer and the coconut floaties are a nice touch. (1,495 characters)

Photo of SadMachine
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes from 2/8/14

A- Pours thick and black like old motor oil. A dark mocha head dissipates quickly. The coconut floats on top, and there are alcohol legs when swirled. Despite no head or lacing this is pretty to look at.

S- The aroma is incredibly deep and complex. The base stout is clearly evident, with sweet dark fruit aromas of fig, date, and prune. Vanilla, oak, molasses, and toasted coconut. Liquor soaked cherries, and dark chocolate are also present. A bit of black licorice too. The bourbon and some warming booze round this out. Incredible!

T- The first thing that I need to note is how well the coconut rounds out this beer. I feel as though this took the base beer to a whole other level! Huge baker's chocolate and cocoa notes, along with some sweet cherry. Vanilla and spicy rye on the front of the palate, and then it all gives way to massive toasted coconut notes that overwhelm the palate, but it is welcomed. In the background the figs and dates play an important secondary role. There are some buttery, oily notes that keep this nicely balanced. Only a little warming booze to remind you this is 14.1%! Just an outstanding variant of a great beer!

M- The mouth feel is creamy, yet slightly drying. Just the right amount of carbonation and it coats your tongue with an oily residue.

O- The way everything comes together is perfect! While individual aspects may not be, I can't imagine this beer being improved in any way! (1,461 characters)

Photo of EliotRosewater
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours dark black with virtually no head. Gentle swirl brings little foam. Fucking coconut in the goddamn beer. Crazy.

S - big boozy smell up front. Whiskey, caramelized brown sugar, almost a rum-like booziness.

T - tastes like a refined bcbs. Coconut is not overly present at first but comes through on the back end. Alcohol isn't as harsh as regular bcbs and this comes off as slightly sweeter.

M - very lightly carbonated. Viscous and full. Perfectly coats the mouth. Nice lingering roasty, boozy flavor.

O - this is delicious. I can't help but thinking that having this beer almost three months after it was released doesn't showcase it in the best possible light. None the less, it is still delicious. (717 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, bottled 11/19/2013, poured into an original Bourbon County snifter today, 2/22/2014. #3 in the Bourbon County Variant lineup.

Review #455.

App- Looks like Bourbon County. Strangely, my glass is the only one that came with a significant amount of dark mocha head with surprisingly good retention. Weird. Not much lacing. Looks like a Bourbon County Stout for sure with the exception of some coconut flakes.

Smell- Strangely, not a lot of coconut, even as it warms up. It smells like a very decadent Bourbon County Brand Stout, with a bit of heat and a lot of the trademark chocolate fudge and brown sugar. Not particularly complex compared to the other variants we drank tonight, but still delicious.

Flavour- Toasted coconut bomb on the front end, a nice decadent chocolate fudginess on the backend, also quite sweet. It's a bit one-dimensional compared to BCBVS, Backyard, etc. but damn if this isn't a great tasting beer. I can see the Almond Joy/Mounds bar comparison, but I wouldn't go that far.

Mouthfeel- Typical BCBS mouthfeel, thick and silky with minimal carbonation. Gets boozy as it warms up, but there's a nice window in between chilled and before it warms up completely that is just perfect.

Overall- An excellent variant, but I actually prefer Backyard Rye to this. I like that jammy subtle fruitiness that evolves over time for the better, over the one-note coconut that loses a little bit of its luster over time. It doesn't quite deserve that 4.71 rAvg as of this writing, but it's pretty damn good. (1,535 characters)

Photo of baybum
4.91/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to capnmike for trading me this bottle - it was his first trade and it went perfect

Bomber into 7 tasting glasses at a bottle share.

A- Has BCBS characteristics with a slight notice of coconut film

S- Macaroons in a glass, Bourbon, roasted malt, light almond aroma, light coconut, dark chocolate.

T- smooth like 1-2 year old bcbs, not alcohol bite at all. Sweat but not overpowering like chocolate and coconut can have in a beer.

M- smooth with a slight lingering feel that makes you want more right away

O- I had high hopes for this beer, so I thought for sure I would be disappointed. I was way wrong, this was absolutely perfect!

I have been using a Randal to make my own version of this beer with 2012 bcbs, and my tasting group thought my versions are outstanding. So I didn't tell anyone what beer this was in thoughts some might think it was just another randal version. At first there was discussions as to which it was, but in the end GI could not have made this beer any better and we all knew it was the real thing!

Thanks again capnmike!!! (1,069 characters)

Photo of JLoPMac
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply the best barrel aged beer I've ever had. I was skeptical going in just cause of all the hype but this is truly outstanding. It's 3 months old at this point, bottled 11/19, bottle #1244, but the coconut is still overwhelming. Would love to try this again. (261 characters)

Photo of RhyminBelmont
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to WankelEngine for the pour

Bomber into a plastic flight glass.

A- Looks like BCBS/BCBCS/Etc.

S- Bourbon, roasted malt, dark sweet things, very light coconut, like a high end chocolate.

T- Delicious, just the right kind of sweet, some melange of coffee/tobacco/whiskey/dark chocolate. Almond joy of the gods.

M- Thick, chewy, sticky, warming, blissful. Probably my favorite part of this series of beers.

O- dope, prizeworthy, not gonna chase it or drop massive amounts of skrilla. Thanks again to WankelEngine, a true BA ( For better or worse :p). (564 characters)

Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.