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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
world-class

7,770 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,770
Reviews: 2,332
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,735
Gots: 3,317 | FT: 362
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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matjack85

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. brown bottle with the bottled on date clearly marked on the back label. Mine said bottled on 10/05/08 and I opened it on 7/16/09, so it was just over 9 months old when I tried it. The Goose Island website said it will keep for 5 years, so I was well within the optimum tasting range.

The pour was black as oil with a slight purple tinge when held to light. There was absolutely no head, foam, or lacing anywhere to be found.

The smell was a heavenly mix of bourbon, chocolate, and caramel. I couldn't wait to taste it.

This is one delicious beer. Bourbon is the predominent flavor but it is not overwhelming. Chocolate and caramel malts along with a burnt wood barrel and coffee-like flavor add to the deliciousness. The addition of Willamette hops gives this beer a 60 on the IBU scale and helps to balance out all the sweet flavors.

The mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied with just enough moderate carbonation to make this easy to drink. The high alcohol content of 13% warms the throat and keeps this beer a sipper for sure, but if it didn't give me a head buzz after just one glass, I could have downed these all night.

This was my first crack at a barrel-aged bourbon beer and all I can say is that either Goose Island did one hell of a job with this one or else bourbon style beer is going to be one of my favorite styles from now on.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 06:35:30 | More by matjack85
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,770 ratings.