Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by cretemixer:
4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I've been fighting a cold for a while now & have put off drinking this beer just because I wanted to be sure to taste & smell all it has to offer. I shouldn't have worried so much, this beer will cut through almost any cold.
Deepest chestnut in color, it looks black in the glass but the ruby highlights come out when the beer clings to the glass. A thin mocha colored head fades fast, leaving nothing in its wake.
The aroma is top notch. Bourbon soaked bitter chocolate with a smoky, woody background. Hints of carmelized brown sugar and again, more bourbon.
Tastes even better than it smells! The bitter chocolate & bourbon from the nose are here in spades. An alcohol warmth is felt all the way down. A true Gusler "bellywarmer". Licorice notes as well as hints of raisins & smoke.
Slick & sticky seems like a true oxymoron, but this is it & it suits me just fine for a beer of this style. Sticky-sweet on the lips without becoming cloying, slick & oily in the glass & on the way down the gullet.
The 11% is definetly noticable in this beer & that's a good thing, but drinkability does suffer a bit. Do I want another? Hell yes. Am I going to go open another? Not today, but I will revisit soon.
Damn fine beer & worth every penny so you can all quit your bitchin'.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2005 22:45:23 | More by cretemixer
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