Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by ElijahRivera:
4.79/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
12 oz. 2013 bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A- “Blacker than the inside of a coffin on a moonless night.” The head was small and didn't stick around very long, but that is to be expected from a barrel aged imperial stout. The color of the head was possibly the darkest mocha brown head I've seen on any beer.
S- Right away I get a big, boozy whiff of charred bourbon barrel. Then some vanilla and roasty malts. Also, some chocolate and raisins. Very impressive.
T- The flavor mirrors the bouquet with some additional coffee notes. Bold, rich, complex and masterfully balanced without any flavor distracting or detracting.
M- Syrupy, full body with a great alcohol warmth and a port-like kick in the back of one's throat, while still managing to be chocolatey smooth on the way down.
O- Not let down at all by this extremely hyped beer. The brilliant thing about it is that there is such depth to be analyzed, yet you can just sit back and enjoy if you don't want to think too hard.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 03:49:17 | More by ElijahRivera
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