Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.55/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I've always enjoyed Goose Island beers. I have found them to always be consistent and fairly priced in my area. You can't beat the IPA ,and the Nut Brown is great in my opinion. With this background, I figured that the Bourbon County Stout would be great, but maybe along the same lines as a "normal" Goose Island experience. Boy was I wrong.
I was lucky enough to pick up a bottle at From the Vine for $4.50. Might have to pick up a 4-pack or two for aging.
When I cracked open my bottle, I was met by some very strong alcohol. The appearance of this beer is magnificent. Nice swirling black goodness and a grey pillowy head. The first taste of this beer was intense. I was met with lots of alcohol (maybe a bit too much for my tastes), some real big coffee and vanilla flavors, and a nice sweetness. Who spiked my beer?? This beer has a lot of alcohol flavors, and while it seemed a little bit over the top for me at this time, I bet with a little age to mellow this monster out, it would be even better. Don't get me wrong! This beer is fantastic! And after it warmed up considerably, it was even better and more complex.
A great beer, but definately a sipper! Take your time with this one and enjoy the craftmanship.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2005 21:34:54 | More by andyo
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