Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by scarfield:
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.
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.
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.
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
More User Reviews:
4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours thick like molasses and solid black in color. Head is thin tan and retains nicely.
Smell is incredible, some dark red fruity notes are forward before a nice bourbon and oak aroma cut through the fruity esters. Rich toffee malt with subtle aromas of toasted marshmallow and more fruity esters finish.
Taste follows the nose and is just as good. Dark fruity lightly sweet flavors are forward along with a light bourbon presence and a dry oak flavor. Rich toffee malt finishs along with some light toasted marshmallow flavors in the finish.
Mouthfeel is great. Thick body and mild carbonation keep this a perfect sipping beer. Hits all points, sweet sticky dry lightly bitter, anything you could ask for from a great stout
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 23:10:32 | More by Fcolle2
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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