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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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7,766 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 7,766
Reviews: 2,332
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,734
Gots: 3,314 | FT: 364
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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kkipple

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

The encore to a VERY successful tasting night with friends in stupid-humid South Carolina.

Pours a motor oil (ugh, such an overused phrase!) deep brown, thick and viscous. Not much head here, but for 13%, what did you expect?

If you are a bourbon fan, this is your beer. Full stop. An intensely rich, woody and well, bourbony nose assaults the senses after even the slightest sniff. Heavy and dense, this wallop hides chocolate, booze, charred wood and grain and more booze in a smooth, complex package. Did I mention it's intensely rich? It's intensely rich.

Oh my. A sip confirms my expectations and then some. Layered chocolate-coffee malt frolicks over my tongue while bourbon wood-heat tingles. Sugary sweetness is held in check by an immense amount of roast grains and toasty wood, all of which blend together wonderfully in an absolutely decadent package. The alcohol is so big here and so, so welcome. Warm and slick, the finish is long and mature and lingers with a bittersweet boozy, woody reminder. This is hearty and knee-slappingly good.

Bourbon County Stout is an Imperial Stout of the highest order, for the bourbon lover an absolute must-try. It may cause you to grow hair in funny places, but it's well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 03:05:38 | More by kkipple
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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