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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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7,692 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,692
Reviews: 2,330
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,701
Gots: 3,284 | FT: 356
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003)
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McShane

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We just got done discussing this beer on the Growler Radio podcast. I can't begin to tell you how awesome this made my night. This beer was simply amazing. My hats are off to my Cohost for sending me a bottle. Epic beer.

Appearance- Dark and viscus. Like night in a bottle it poured heavy. It was as though the beer was going to make you wait. Then once it was in the glass, it was going to make you wait more because it had to make you look at it.

Smell- Amazing. It smelled like whiskey barrels. It smelled old and rich and strong. It smelled noble.

Taste- Unreal. It was soft on the palate yet strong. You could taste the bourbon in it but it wasn't overpowering. Somehow they kept the bourbon out just enough that it left the stout behind. It was awesome. Ever had a good cream sherry? Now we're talkin.

Mouthfeel - Cold beer that warmed you up. That's right. It was cold yet it had that breathing qualities that cognac has. It burned a little bit but not harshly. Just enough to make you aware it was there. Then you swallowed and sweat a little.

Overall I count myself very lucky. It's an awesome beer and one that is not available out west. Least not yet. It's expensive too. $12-$15 depending on where you get it.

I failed to mention one thing. it's 15% ABV. and you'd never know it. Awesome beer.

Thanks,

Steve McShane
The Drunkardscall Podcast
Growler Radio Podcast
www.inkandaudio.net
@ayemcshane on twitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 04:33:03 | More by McShane
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,692 ratings.