Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.3/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2012 bottling year of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. This beer has a bit of a cult following but is getting easier to find nowadays. I've had it on tap and thought it was a bit too boozy for my tastes so I was curious to see what a year would do for the bottled variety. The smell is the best part about this beer when you pour it out. Black as night and a minimal amount of toffee colored head which quickly dissipates. The sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma is amazing. Initial sip starts with rich, almost milk chocolate with a tinge of booze. Much better than the alcohol smash of having a fresh glass. Then comes the problem, the beer is simply too darn sweet. The mid-taste profile of this beer is complex for sure with chocolate, vanilla, coconut hints and LOTS of bourbon which I love, but darn is it sugary too. It reminds me almost of the sweet tooth smack of a vintage port wine. It's not undesirable, but just really unbalanced in what is otherwise a really darn good brew. Overall, a 4.5 and a very good beer that is worth seeking out, but I hope you have that sweet tooth! I prefer the bitter, thick chocolate flow of KBS over this, but it is still a tasty beverage.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2013 18:49:03 | More by blackcoyote13
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