Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,511 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,511
Reviews: 2,519
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,091
Gots: 4,475 | 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 elihull
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thomas0790
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of sabres24
4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rwbrown
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jcattey
4.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Matty412
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious! Very complex from start to finish. The wine world has nothing on the beer world!

Photo of Don_Bigote_619
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JHasson8
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loudidonato
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgraven
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of retry4z
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of motorpycho95
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of themotherculture
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 is noticeably better than the 2014

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4.13/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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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!

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,511 ratings.