Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/21/08.
(A)- Pours super thick and dark as night. Minimal to no head formation, just some dark brown bubbles. This is so thick, I wouldnt expect any foam anyways.
(S)- Rich & decadent! Semi-sweet coca, molasses, and caramelized brown sugar. An obvious bourbon-ish warmth & sweetness underneath. Still seriously potent even after almost a year in the bottle.
(T)- Seriously rich! Semi-sweet cocoa, molasses, and a light roasted brown sugar sweetness. A light to medium boozy warmth as it goes down, but is fitting for something like this.
(M)- Dense, yet rather smooth going down besides the alcohol warmth that reminds you what you are dealing with! Good carbonation level with a surprising balance of everything. Potent, rich, sweet, and ever so slightly bitter; but it all fits together to create something truly dynamic and complex. This separates the boys from the men. ** Having had this vintage older really smooths this beast out!**
(D)- A fantastic stout that is meant to be aged. Even with a year on this one, it still has a serious backbone! Great now, but will only get better over time. One of these will seriously kick your ass though, but it just tastes so good! Cannot wait to try one at 5 years old.
**Updated my score on a few notes. Having recently had another bottle from 2008 with further aging on it has blown my mind. If you have 2008 bottles I think this has really peaked currently. This recent bottle that was opened was the best example and year of this brew I have ever had!**
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 14:21:45 | More by sweemzander
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