Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
world-class

10,296 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10,296
Reviews: 2,682
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 2,370
Gots: 5,407 | FT: 582
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003

60 IBU
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Ratings: 10,296 | Reviews: 2,682
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I just think its any better than a 3.5. Why judge?

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

as far as Bourbon aged stouts go, this is the king. outrageously complex beer that gets better the further down the bottle you go. Also still manages to improve with aging. simply put, this beer is a benchmark.

Photo of MA_hops
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super complex. Tastes completely different depending upon whether your drinking it cold or room temperature. Raisins, bourbon and a rich malty sweetness add to the mystery tastes behind BCBS.

Photo of alarmclock314
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 9/16/14. Pours black with a light khaki head. Smells like bourbon and rich coco. Tastes much the same with some notes of coffee. Thick and luscious mouth feel. Lower carbonation for the style. Like a bourbon chocolate dessert.

Photo of akeiii
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Engine Room in Mystic. The only thing not awesome is the head which is great but a tad less than perfect. I highly recommend the only stouts of the same caliber are Dragon's Milk and my all time favorite Ten Fidy.

Photo of mtmurtagh
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have tasted ever

Photo of lonnie79
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Imho I like it best after about aging it a year. Delicious beer!

Photo of jdhowe
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. 2014 was a little too oily and low on carb for me when fresh. Great beer, either way.

Photo of bfranks
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing. Gun to my head, I'd take this over KBS.

Photo of pjf4611
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright, so this one does live up to the hype. Got lucky and got to taste this at a smaller beer fest. Bottle listed the ABV at 14.4 and it smelled like it. But it did not taste like a super heavy stout. Still very robust with coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, and bourbon or course. Damn good stout.

Photo of Hayes86
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Opened a 2012 on 5/9/15. It is awesome.

Photo of unklemike
4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Carmely intense bourbon flavor. Very thick well balanced and hits you in the back of the throwght.

Photo of ShannonBananon
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolatey, deep intense flavor with tart after taste.

Photo of Gajo74
4.32/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick looking jet black color. I couldn't get any head or lacing out of it. (Maybe a sloppy pour?)
Intense coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medicinal too. You can get high from whiffing on this one too much.
Ultra sweet taste that combines roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate. Some balance provided by the hops. The alcohol flavor is there particularly in the after taste. You can taste the barrel wood. It warms you up like a dessert liqueur, bourbon or cognac.
Supremely thick, full bodied and viscous feel. This is certainly a sipper.
This one is not for the faint of heart and certainly not to be drunk when you want something light and crispy to cool off. It is a beer that feels more like a hard liquor. Warning: the high ABV gives you quite a buzz. Do not operate heavy machinery during or after drinking.

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

near perfect stout, little sweet, but really good. Glad they offer these in small bottles.

Photo of toronadotornado
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

83 Proof - San Francisco, CA - draft (Goose Island Migration Week)

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle
L: Brilliant black under a 1” dark tan finely bubbled foam collar.
S: Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla
T: Big dreamy chocolaty, coffee, bourbon flavors.
F: A very smooth creamy palate that almost has a nitro beer texture without the reduction in flavor.
O: One of the better things done to a bourbon barrel in a long time – all of the flavors are big, but well balanced – nothing is harsh or out off place.

Photo of ohbeer89
3.98/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definitely solid, but no socksknocking.

Photo of Schmitfaced414
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love this beer. Like KBS, it is worth the time to hunt down.

Photo of CroatianTrain15
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best stout I've ever had

Photo of Mattygross44
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very good beer lots of flavor coffee and bourbon and chocolate all around very thick sipping beer!!

Photo of cubsfan212223
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer. One of my all time favorites.

Photo of thgreatrandini
2/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I know everyone else in beerdom loves this brew but...yeesh...it was a conscious task to finish one bottle and not pour it out. Not one for me, at least not yet.

Photo of sjdevel
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a very thick pitch black out of a 12oz'er. You're not going to see the light of day through this one! About a 2 finger head that dissipated fairly quickly with not much lacing left behind.

Smell: Instantly greeted with alcohol and rich Bourbon, although not overpowering for this high of an ABV brew. Full wafts of chocolate and vanilla. There are also hints of caramel and smoky greatness.

Taste: An instant fruity bite quickly followed by a shot of bourbon. The whiskey fades and I was then left with coffee, caramel, molasses, and chocolate swirling flavors with a hint of cherry.

Feel: Mouth-feel is a very full bodied / thick and oily feeling that coats the tongue.

Overall: An amazing beer that I highly recommend. Probably one of the best (if not the best) barrel aged beers I have had (or just beer in general). Very high ABV (13.8%) but not too overpowering. Thick, rich, and full of flavor. Very impressed with this one.

Photo of FrancisSmooth
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got in the mail here in Miami Beach from my buddy back in Chicago. Thanks Timbo! The whole shipment didnt survive but thankfully this crown jewel was sittin pretty.

Nose - carmel, toffee, coffee, chocolate, a little bourbon. Delicious, like what I want for breakfast in retirement.

First sip - wow...this is what artisan and craft is all about. Delicate mouth feel, elegant. It dances .It is like a bananas foster, sweet delicious and a touch of booze. Goes down like the first milkshake of summer. Fine swiss dark chocolate.

This is a beer to finish off a fine dining meal. I want to drop a scoop of vanilla in it and make a float.

Delicious. Really in a class of its own. I do somewhat desire a little bit more of a carbonation bite, but even my burps are amazing.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 10,296 ratings.