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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,683 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,683
Reviews: 2,330
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,700
Gots: 3,282 | FT: 356
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  14.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003)
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

GLASS: Over-sized Wine Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
2008 Vintage (10/21/08)

Thick, black, and oily liquid. Disappointingly though, there is no head to speak of, even with a hard pour. No real lacing, either. I swirled it to check it's 'legs' though. Hell, it's wearing a skirt! Most impressive.

Smell is over-the-top boozey. Bourbon notes are ever-so present. Smokey oak and hints of sweet vanilla. Hints of chocolate. Big overripe dark fruits.

This reminds me of fresh S.A. Triple Bock. Wow. Bourbon warmth comes through prominently. Syrupy dark fruit flavors. Chocolate notes mingle with big vanilla flavor. Big malty backbone. Smokey oak flavor. Caramelized brown sugar. F***ing complex flavor pallette!
For all of the bourbon-like warmth that is here, combined with the 13% ABV, I find the alcohol to be remarkably well hidden.

Mouthfeel is phenomenal! For as big as this beer is, this is one smooth easy drinking bastard. Big, thick, chewey and oily, yet smooth and light on the tongue, at the same time. Amazing.

I would like to drink these, one after the other, over an evening. When the alcohol eventually knocks me out, I'd like to wake up and continue on doing the same thing...for like a week. Damn, it's good.
This was so totally worth the wait and the effort. Worthy of seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 20:25:48 | More by coldmeat23
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,683 ratings.