Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by frothyhead:
4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours a viscous, oily, deep dark black with just a hint of brown around the edges into a snifter producing only a small brown ring of head.
Nose is boozy with bourbon and packed full of dark aromas - coffee, chocolate, vanilla, candy malt, and oak with some dark fruit (raisin and pomegranate). A complex, fantastic nose.
Mouth is full bodied, silky and smooth with low carbonation. Coats the entire mouth as it swirls and goes down, with a long, stinging finish.
Taste is much like the nose, alcohol bite throughout with sugary sweetness up front, vanilla and caramel, with the bitter chocolate and coffee coming in in the middle and finishing with a slightly bitter dryness. The prickly alcohol burn lingers for a while, along with the roasted malt and vanilla. The flavors combine to give hints of peanut butter toward the back end.
Drinkability is dangerous for 13%. The alcohol is there, big and bold, but the tastes and smells are so alluring you keep coming back for more.
Overall this beer is a thing of beauty. Complex and so well balanced. This is right up there among my absolute favorites.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2009 04:04:11 | More by frothyhead
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
July 2014. On Tap at Rattle n Hum. Better than a extra Birthday that doesn't shorten your life span. As a matter of fact this adds so much pleasure to the day, it's like doubling down on this particular 24 hours. At 15%...Hey, WTF...I'm on board.
02/21/12 From bottle. Rattle n Hum, NYC. If this was the only brew in the world I would not be unhappy. Been drinking it, whenever possible, for years & even with the switch to Budweiser It's still a superb brew.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2014 15:10:46 | More by seedyone
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,773 ratings.