Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,493 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,493
Reviews: 2,517
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,093
Gots: 4,461 | FT: 457
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003)
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Photo of browntrout
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of riTLce
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz, bottled 8/29/14 poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark chestnut hues, medium sized bubbles of light mocha/dark tawny head 1 finger. Fades into a very thick ring around the edges, micro bubbles continuously rising along the edge of the glass.

S: Strong bourbon notes and chocolate, along with oak and chewy dates.

T: Oak and bourbon up front, some alcohol head. Both bourbon and oak flavors linger in a very balanced way. Chocolate covered raisiny date chewiness with some licorice.

M: Full bodied, chewy, alcohol heat lingers in the chest for quite a while without actually heating up the throat and mouth.

O: Great brew, this one lives up the hype. Thick, heavy, and potent enough at 13.8% to make this a slow sipper. Fantastic BA stout, with wonderful depth of flavors. You can really dive into the flavor profile from start to finish and not get fatigued one bit.

Photo of npendres
4.95/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of LordofWord
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of puttinforbird
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm fortunate to have found this elusive brew at my local beer store. Real high expectations so the anticipation was evident. Poured aggressively but no head and only a slight few bubbles of carbonation made it to the surface. Black as night and thick like molasses. The aroma had subtle hints of vanilla, licorice, phenol, wood, and of course bourbon. Taste was sweet, big and bold like the smell with maybe even raisins and chocolate covered black cherries mixed about the heat of the booze. Thick, creamy, and coated the palate beautifully. I must say I had my doubts since I've been let down before; but BCBS did not disappoint! I loved the experience and since it's a rather big beer it is a delightful sipping stout. Goose Island hit this aged brew right out of the park, awesome!

Photo of Mordinoj87
4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richkrull
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nick29
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of italianstallion
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DennisJ
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Immediately smells off caramel and toffee. Starts off wonderful. Shortly into it the booziness starts to take over. A very excellent beer obviously. Felt like I was drinking Rollos toffee candy . Not the best of the big BBA stouts. Definitely worth getting if you can.

Photo of Chief09
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I must say goose island knows what they are doing. One amazing beer.

Photo of Dismembered_MC
3.25/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One trick pony here. Not much complexity but consists of chocolate and a decent barrel presence. I think this beer USED to be amazing but doesn't compare to the plethora of BA stouts that are around today. Undeserved of the hype.

Photo of blckwiteboy
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly boozy but smooth. Some say last year was better but this year was still great.

Photo of seen_murray
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeltMaaj
4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Templewill
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _B33r_
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nurhyme21
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer! Creamy, chocolaty, and just enough bourbon to warm the belly and to keep your attention! Bravo Goose Island on a wonderful beer!

Photo of KnucklesMcFisty
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2006 vintage...yup, she's 8 yrs old and still absolutely delicious! Huge bourbon flavors and a big malt bill...this is just an amazing stout with big flavors...not for the faint of heart!

Photo of hoponit
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maseww22
4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AricGresko
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The smell of bourbon smashes the nostrils the instant you begin to open the bottle. BCBS pours pitch black and very thick. The head didn't retain too long but had a caramel appearance. The taste hits your palate with so many flavors. The huge difference above any other stout is the slight burn and after taste of the bourbon. Overall, the best beer I've had. I recommend to any stout lover, bourbon lover, or anyone wanting to try one of the best imperial stouts known to man

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,493 ratings.