Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,480 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,480
Reviews: 2,512
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,088
Gots: 4,453 | 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 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

Photo of Harvest06
3.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Way2drunk
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Uh! Awesome. Sweet on initial start. Thought I had accidently opened the barley wine but was definitely worth the wait n line!

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HeliosWP
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buster
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

2014 vintage.

Appearance is dark motor oil, with little head. The head that is present consists of a caramel color.

Aroma is something incredibly special. You know this is an excellent beer just by the smell. It smells of an intense bourbon flavor. Some sweet molasses come forward. Huge hit of vanilla for sure! Absolutely outstanding.

Taste is phenomenal! This beer is thick… I mean it coats the palate! Intense flavors of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, and some maple syrup. A huge kick of alcohol at the end that warms and provides a nice flavor. The bourbon is the star of this beer. It is so intense that ALL stouts will fail in comparison. YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS BEER! Very little carbonation. No hops present. No bitterness. Just smooth, thick, bourbon laced beer.

This is by far the best stout I have ever tried. I highly recommend it for anyone who says stouts aren’t good. I would typically agree, however, this could convert even the biggest haters of stouts. Normally I give a recommended pairing, but this beer needs a clean palate and an hour to fully enjoy it! An obvious 100/100 for me!

Photo of LouZ
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured pitch black from a 12oz bottle, 2014 vintage. Minimal, coffee-colored head. Scent was not as strong as I was expecting. It was there, and you got a hint of bourbon, but not prominent. Taste was amazing. This is quite well balanced given the style. The bourbon was foremost, but it wasn't drowning in booze as I had expected, and was mixed with sweet notes of molasses and a hint of coffee. Delicious. Feel was tremendous; just the right amount of carbonation to please the palate, but also thick and filling. This one is worth the hype.

Photo of JackFlash
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of QuentinCall
4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glf60
4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Paulieblaze
2.59/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3.5

A little too thick for my taste but very strong beer. Good idea bad implementation.

Photo of HarmonMW
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,480 ratings.