Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.53/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. The liquid is an opaque bistre or seal brown, with a thin ring of tan carbonation for a head. A maleostrom of lacing swirls ominously after each lift of the glass.
The aroma is coffee, chocolate, brown bread, feed grain, and a little alcohol.
All of the aromas develop into dense flavors on the palate as well, accompanied by a fleeting hoppy bitterness. The bourbon barrel is present but not in the form of char, but rather vanilla, white-dog, maple, and further subtleties. Almost like beer coated by a thin layer of mid-shelf Beam whiskey (e.g. Knob Creek). My better half who normally doesn't like stout called it "liquid cake."
The mouthfeel is rich, unctuous, and oily, peerless really, among the stouts I've sampled thus far. Highly quaffable despite having an assertive flavor profile and (deceptively) high ABV. It certainly borders on the superb.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2009 02:34:19 | More by augustgarage
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