Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
3.68/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at whole foods Columbus circle- pours a thick black color with minimal head, retention, and lacing. Keeps a ring of foam around the edge. Served in a pint glass.
Smell is not strong- a hint of caramel/bourbon evenly blended with some dark roasted malt and a little booze. Nothing to blow you over.
Taste is far more interesting. Sweet bourbon taste, some roasted malts (coffee, a little milk chocolate). This is pretty sweet. Not really a noticeable hop presence but it must be there because the sweetness isnt out of control.
Mouthfeel is pretty nice- full bodied, light carbonation, a little chewy. This is one I've heard about so I had to try it. Worth a try, perhaps not a second.
Update: I've aged a few bottles of the 2012 variety and just had one- sickeningly sweet, cloying mouthfeel. Still not a fan; don't understand the hype. Too sweet, no carbonation or bitterness to make it drinkable in the slightest. Anyone want my other bottles?
Serving type: on-tap
11-15-2013 01:23:50 | More by Hopdaemon39
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4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours thick like molasses and solid black in color. Head is thin tan and retains nicely.
Smell is incredible, some dark red fruity notes are forward before a nice bourbon and oak aroma cut through the fruity esters. Rich toffee malt with subtle aromas of toasted marshmallow and more fruity esters finish.
Taste follows the nose and is just as good. Dark fruity lightly sweet flavors are forward along with a light bourbon presence and a dry oak flavor. Rich toffee malt finishs along with some light toasted marshmallow flavors in the finish.
Mouthfeel is great. Thick body and mild carbonation keep this a perfect sipping beer. Hits all points, sweet sticky dry lightly bitter, anything you could ask for from a great stout
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 23:10:32 | More by Fcolle2
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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