Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4.64/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up in Totowa recently, having never had this before but hearing a lot of good things about this. Hard to believe that this was a beer, given the strength and potency of it, but over the course of a nice Winter night such as this, no beer could be better than this, and this truly proved to me why this deserved to be categorized as an Imperial!
This screamed "motor oil" from start to finis - thick pour, dark, and with a decent chocolate mousse-type head that held its own before fading quickly. Lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa nibs, and booze in the nose, with a clean Bourbon finish underneath it all. Couldn't taste the oak and ash up front but I could feel it in the aftertaste because of the warming sensation and the warming effect that it gave me. This was so thick that there was hardly any carbonation here but any suds would have detracted from the deep and bold mouthfeel of this beer, and it was hard to get much of any bubbles going even when I swished this around.
Alcohol? It's here. Don't plan on finishing this in less than an hour and a half. This might be the most aggressive beer that I've ever had but there's no doubt that this is the smoothest that I've enjoyed as well. This one's a beast but it's worth taming and savoring for all that she's worth. Beers lie this don't come around often so I'm glad that I gave this a go, if for no other reason that this is a dessert and a cordial beautifully interwoven together.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 09:21:45 | More by JerzDevl2000
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4.24/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
July 2014. On Tap at Rattle n Hum. Better than a extra Birthday that doesn't shorten your life span. As a matter of fact this adds so much pleasure to the day, it's like doubling down on this particular 24 hours. At 15%...Hey, WTF...I'm on board.
02/21/12 From bottle. Rattle n Hum, NYC. If this was the only brew in the world I would not be unhappy. Been drinking it, whenever possible, for years & even with the switch to Budweiser It's still a superb brew.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2014 15:10:46 | More by seedyone
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,770 ratings.