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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,710 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,710
Reviews: 2,330
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,709
Gots: 3,284 | FT: 354
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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monkeylovebeer

California

4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Forewarned is forearmed. I heard there was a lot going on in this Chicago brew, but ... Damn.

This is one beer that I could be happy with just smelling all evening. Upon first inky black pour, this Goose Island creation throws hints of licorice, caramel, coffee, and plenty of bourbon high notes. The more you smell this concoction, the more complex it becomes.

"Whenever you have that caramel/licorice thing going on, you of course have molasses," Talkin' Bob said, sticking his nose back into the pint glass.

As the Bourbon County Stout warms, its nose completely changes. There's a mellowing of fragrances as vanilla notes move to the front, along with rumors of a particularly smoky house fire.

True to its name, this stout has a beautiful bourbon finish, again with a subtle coffee, or perhaps dark roasted malt, taste on the back of the tongue. This is definitely a sipper, as you'll want to stop and consider every drop; in short, a beer that can truly be called a work of art.

I don't know where Bourbon County is, but I want to live there.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 23:29:32 | More by monkeylovebeer
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,710 ratings.