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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,947 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 6947
Reviews: 2282
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.63%


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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dogfooddog

Panama

4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

received recently from MABZ, thanks again for the chance to try this.

Pours with nearly no head into a pint glass. initial appearance and nose remind me greatly of the harveistoun OEO special reserve, unsurprisingly.

nose is of beer-soaked bourbon (it is a distinct nose when you have seen it before), and a hint of cookies as well. Assuming wood was used in this beer (I assume, don;t know) the tannins and vanilla-like notes are quite apparent along with the whiskey.

taste clearly carries whiskey in the front end, pretty much buries the rest at first but it isn't overwhelming. as it passes I am left with this more typical oak-aged stout, not very roasted but very heavy, until the aftertaste, where the whisky comes back into prominence. The 11% is invisible, I didn't even know it was that strong until I wrote these words.

This is a very well-done beer, certainly the best of its class I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 23:07:22 | More by dogfooddog
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This coveted ale pours a soul sucking black with a short lived tan head and little lacing but lots of legs. The nose is. ....bourbon. lol. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla all make appearances as well. The mouth is smooth but coating. If KBS had the body of this stout, it'd be perfect. The flavor is a smooth blend of all the notes from the nose. Perfectly blended and crafted. Its almost hard to believe that this is such a high abv stout. This is sooo good. Can't wait to cellar a few and see what is to come.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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