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
A - Dense and black as oil, oily, slick, resiny against the glass, no lacing.
N - Massive vanilla bean, caramel, stiff amount of peat, burnt sugar, caramelized peaches, buttery, lots of booziness but it's actually inviting as it meshes with the nearly cloying sweetness and bourbon whiskey; oak barrel, peaches and sugar, creme brulee, cinnamon, simple syrup, toast points, rice pudding.
T/M - Brandy-like alcohol burn, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, charred oak, burnt sugar, peat soil. And oh my dear god...what an amazing velvety finish, the coated aftertaste of just pure vanilla, bourbon, toffee, caramel, it absolutely coats the back of your palate. Some buttery, diacetyl notes, resiny, dense and overpowering alcohol (a bedtime beer); chocolate muffin, very warming, rum cake, old bananas, figgy.
D - Does it live up to the hype? Pretty difficult to answer but honestly I would say that super-coated, almost fluffy like mouthfeel is unlike anything I have ever tasted. I had a small sampler of an 08 and certainly don't remember anything like that. Definitely quaffable, a sipper, but dangerously drinkable at 14.5 abv. I would like to pair this with a rich dessert of some kind, maybe raspberry cheesecake or a chocolate tort.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2012 03:53:20 | More by biga7346
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