Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
4.63/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Second time I've had a beer like this, and I found this GI to be far better than KBS. At least I have another bottle of that stuff to give it a chance at redemption.
This really is a story of two drinks merged wonderfully into one.
Pours a rather menacing black/super-dark-brown color that immediately looks like trouble, just seeing it swill around in the glass. Barely even got a look at the head though, it was gone so fast.
Smell was quite potent, and my nose is stuffed up from allergies.
The smell of barrel-aged bourbon is immediately overwhelming -- like I'm looking into a glass of finely smelling tar.
That yields gracefully to a subtle chocolate scent, thick and malty.
Taste is quite good -- as I said earlier, it's like 2 drinks in 1.
The bourbon hits first, smooth, refined, silky, boozy.
The stout comes next, sliding in quietly, but asserting flavors of chocolate, vanilla sweetness, and a boatload of malt.
Drinking this was a pleasure. Thick yet silky mouthfeel make this such a winner. Just like whiskey straight, this is a sipping drink, but you'll savor each nip.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2010 14:09:49 | More by AmberMan22
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