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

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1,445 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 1,113
Gots: 279 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip and popped near the end of Insanity share, thanks Tim for bringing this one
I got the first pour out of the bottle which was loaded with bits of coconut

A - Dark as night like much of the other BCS variants with a minimal brown head that recedes into the glass. My pour had loads of coconut bits in it and looked damn delicious

S - Smell was loads of chocolate, fudgey brownies, vanilla, oak, coconut and bourbon. Really nice, not quite as boozy smelling as some of the others including reg, BCBVS, rare

T - Taste follows the nose here, my pour actually had plenty of coconut throughout with heavy notes of chocolate, vanilla fudge and oak. Definitely a lot smoother than fresh BCS and how Rare and BCBVS are drinking right now. Quite nice here.

M - Smooth creamy chewy. Goes down easy

O - This has been one of the better variants. This was the final one to tick, I have made homemade prop which if done with a 2012 almost creates an equal effect. Loved this one.

Thanks Tim

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

This beer pours pitch black with barely any head. The smell is straight bourbon. I get no coconut in the smell. The taste is another story. Tons of coconut complemented perfectly by the bourbon. It tastes like an almond joy dipped in bourbon. Fudgy and roasty that reminds me of german chocolate cake. The feel is thick and oily that completely covers the mouth. This is a great beer that doesn't dissapoint. I wish the smell was more coconut.

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap at Beer revolution in Oakland, CA.
Pours a dark black with a little bit of brown sugar head. Smell is chocolate, bourbon, caramel, faint coconut. Where this beer shined for me was the taste, it tasted like almond joys. So delicious.

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3.68/5  rDev -21.9%

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.