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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
world-class

7,757 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,757
Reviews: 2,331
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,730
Gots: 3,310 | FT: 363
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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sleepyteacher

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3.13/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Though I cannot say that I was bowled over, blown away, or even highly impressed by this beer, I can say that it taught me a good lesson.

In beer drinking, I have grown up in a house that serves all of its beer in frosted mugs. I served my first craft imperial stout that way and, though it was still pretty good, I definitely found that it tastes better with a little air and room temp heat added to it. So now, I have been trying to drink my stouts and porters at around 50 degrees.

This beer came to the table frosty cold, from the restaurants frig, and it got significantly better as it warmed up. Unfortunately, with only 12 oz, it may not have had enough time to warm properly.

Still, hard to believe this beer is 15%. Even my girlfriend said that it tastes like boozy caramel. I have had beers similar in taste to this one that are 1/2 the price and and about 1/3rd the ABV. So I'm not sure what draws drinkers to stand in line for hours to get this beer. Maybe it gets better with age. Maybe it gets better at room temp. At least I know it won't get better with a frosted mug.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 02:50:44 | More by sleepyteacher
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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,757 ratings.