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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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7,732 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,732
Reviews: 2,331
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,721
Gots: 3,300 | FT: 355
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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scarfield

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles of the Bourbon County Stout from Vertical Tasting

The numbers given for the above review will be for 2008, my favorite of these three beers.

*2007*
Appearance- 3.5 Black, Opaque, minimal head and lacing. Darker than the 2010

Smell- 3.5 Very Mellow, still similar smelling when compared with 2010, the sourness is toned down by comparison.

Taste- 3.5 Also more mellow than younger versions. Wood on the end of this one, I taste less alcohol up front, more at the end. Has an ashy smoky finish that tastes almost stale. Fruit notes are more pronounced than the younger versions.

Mouthfeel - 4.0 Creamy on the tongue.

Drinkability 4.0 Less of a taste bud ruiner than younger versions.

*2008*

Appearance 3.5 More lacing in this one than in 07 or 10. Lighter in color as well, a very dark brown instead of black. Khaki head

Smell 3.5 Sour fruit coming through in this one, plus the smell of wood and bourbon.

Taste 4.0 Higher bourbon taste, very mellow, stronger in the wood taste than the 07.

MF- 4.0Very creamy, thick in the mouth. full tasting

Drinkability- 4.0 This beer is very drinkable, still high in ABV, but the taste is just right at this time.

*2009*

Appearance 3.5 Head and lacing are a dark brown/red rather than khaki for the other vintages.

Smell-3.0 Very faint and difficult to smell. Sour fruit, and oak. Milk comes along as well, but is very muted.

Taste-3.0 is more towards the front of the mouth, alcohol is there, wood notes as well. The least sour or bitter of the 3. Aftertaste is smoky, stale, almost moldy and ashy.

Mouthfeel- 3.5 smooth still, but less thick and creamy than the other two reviewed here.

Drinkability- 3.5 The aftertaste makes this more difficult to drink than 07 or 08.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 04:17:55 | More by scarfield
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,732 ratings.