Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
What a difficult beer to review. This is not a balanced beer by any means. You really have to like bourbon to like this beer... really. Poured into a large snifter, this was quite an amazing pour, thick viscous black with angry cappuccino-colored frothy head that recedes to just a ring around the glass. The smell might be the absolute best thing about this beer: coconut, chocolate (think almond joy candy bars), a little banana, and some noticable alcoholic fumes that are a fitting preview of what's to come. The taste introduces itself with just the slightest char, which is quickly smashed to bits by a straight-up bourbon flavor, but with a bit more malty goodness, as if you made a chocolate cake with bourbon (I have, and it's good), or perhaps had a black organic coffee with a hefty dose of bourbon. The alcohol is not that well-hidden, honestly, and that means drinkability is where I have to take off the points. Age this for, say, half a decade or more, and then enjoy the fireworks.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2006 02:23:20 | More by bultrey
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