Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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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