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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,367 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,367
Reviews: 2,478
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,068
Gots: 4,314 | FT: 452
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 ZagZagg
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz 2014 bottle into snifter

A: Viscous black, molasses-like pour envelops the floor of the snifter. Quarter finger copper head manifests itself along the globe, but has weak retention. Lacing isn’t bad – with a lingering alcohol curtain. This brew has a rich motor oil hue, lustrous.

S: Formidable bourbon aroma in the vanguard followed by bittersweet notes of caramel and oak. Dark bitter chocolate warps warm hints of roasted and chocolate malts. Light coco nibs mix with fig and suppressed toffee.

T: Sweet, sweet, sweet, up front, dark fruits, rich dark chocolate. Bourbon flavors are dynamic, contributing a rye confection without being as boozy as the nose let on. Fig and plum impart a strong sugary character that evokes tastes of caramel and brown sugars. Oak resins pervade with a certain smokiness that collides with a piquant vanilla bean. The finish has a warming syrupy sweetness laced with anise and tart dry bourbon.

M: Motor oil, rich, and syrup. Heavy hitting and warm – carbonation is almost non-existent. Aftertaste is long-lived, rather sweet and rich.

O: Fantastic stout, one of the best, not as carbonated as I remember though. Tremendous mouthfeel inundated with sweet dark fruits and benevolent bourbon. Well-balanced and quite consumable for 13.8%. Perfect for a winter evening.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_head22
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of donspublic
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4 pack of this when I was in Louisiana since it was sold out here. Lucked out and found it at a local bar on tap, haven't dug into my stash. This beer looks like it was poured out of the oil pan of a car, light will not pass thru this. Very small tanish head. Great bourbon flavor on the front end and a good stout finish. Look forward to drinking my 4 pack over the next couple of months

Photo of wulfie85
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of browndogRVA
4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ian_B
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BranchDavidian
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of RJM1978
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours completely opaque with a creamy dark tan head. Sweet malty flavors abound are just enhanced by the aging in bourbon barrels. Awesome taste! Looking forward to sharing over the holidays.

Photo of rbail012
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryan1
4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon Country Brand Stout pours a black color with the smallest tan head. There is a huge bourbon and oak aroma. The taste is Huge, big bourbon flavors, big oak flavors, nice warmth from the alcohol. Flat body, but HUGE HUGE flavors. Overall its good, it is up there.

Photo of funjack5150
4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bambinichole
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy shit great beer sweet smokey tasty as hell big coco and caramel malt big sweet burbon flavor but not to alcoholey but a great beer big big malt hard core and vanilla just a hint

Photo of tb4475
3.94/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours extremely dark with scant tan head. Smells of rich bourbon. Very full bodied, thick. Fine carbonation gives the beer an almost spicy mouthfeel. Has a rich, malty, stout taste with coffee highlights blended with the smooth bourbon flavor. Perfect melding of a stout and bourbon. Beats KBS hands down.

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

Photo of Shinck14
4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Still my #1 favorite beer ever.

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

Photo of tmryan21
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KobraKai
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jimmyknows
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vicjr85
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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