Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.83/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked this up from a great trade with muskabeatz (Evan)! An aggressive pour yielded a pitch black body with a beautiful caramel-colored one finger head that unfortunately faded almost immediately with minimal lacing. The nose is nothing short of heaven! As soon as I popped the cap I could smell it. Huge and roasty with tons of bourbon and double chocolate fudge along with hints of coffee, oak, vanilla, booze, and molasses. The taste is just as big and just as bold. Chocolate fudge and bourbon are again the stars along with a ton of oak. And the chocolate is not subtle. It's like eating a chocolate fudge brownie. Absolutely amazing! It's nicely complemented with hints of vanilla, espresso, tobacco, molasses, and a touch of black cherry and smoke. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk and thick as molasses. The finish is spicy with an amazing alcohol burn. Yeah, it's 15%, but I could easily drink another. Bourbon aged stouts are my favorite style, and this is the best I've had to date. Probably the best beer I've tasted!
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2012 15:46:28 | More by beerdrifter
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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.
100 out of 100 based on 7,716 ratings.