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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,740 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,740
Reviews: 2,331
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,722
Gots: 3,304 | FT: 358
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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SamfromAlabam

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It tastes like soy sauce. I'm not complaining, My favorite two beers are Rogue Imperial Stout and Hercules Double IPA. I'm just saying, it tastes like soy sauce. Good mouthfeel. I gave some to my 21 year old daughter and she said, "It tastes like soy sauce." It's good rich barley. Lots of alcohol. But I'm just saying. It tastes like soy sauce. :) There was no head. I poured it into a snifter. Decent dark smell. It reminds me of Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout, which I like. I'm glad I had it, but I won't buy it again due to the price and the lack of head and lack of lacing. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 04:09:02 | More by SamfromAlabam
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Willi_BW

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-23-2013 04:06:34 | More by Willi_BW
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-23-2013 03:56:46 | More by NWHopinator
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LMH88

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2013 03:18:31 | More by LMH88
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dannycohen62

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-23-2013 02:55:00 | More by dannycohen62
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jmint

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2013 02:42:59 | More by jmint
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NHbeerguy

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a small brownish head. Head goes away very quickly. Leaves little as far as lacing. The smell is all bourbon with a slight hint of chocolate and malts. The taste is very smooth with great bourbon flavor followed by that very slight chocolate kick. Mouthfeel was on the thicker side. The bourbon def stays for a bit. Overall this is a great beer. Great beer to just sit back and relax with.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:10:57 | More by NHbeerguy
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Kochiss

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-23-2013 01:43:22 | More by Kochiss
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cbgoods

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2013 01:42:23 | More by cbgoods
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IKR

California

4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Virtually black with a modest dark beige head that faded to a ring. Nice looker.

Smell: Bourbon, brown sugar and some mild oak notes.

Taste: Bourbon, brown sugar, mild roasted malt notes, mild vanilla, and some mild oak notes. The beer finishes with Bourbon notes, roast malts notes and mild tannic oak notes. Very good tasting beer.

Mouth-feel: Full- bodied with a modest level of carbonation.

Overall: Back story; back in 2008 I had a 22 0z Bourbon County Stout in my hand at a store that I put back on the shelf because I thought $14 was kind of a high price to pay. Shit, craft beer has definitely changed from those days and I longed to have access in So Cal to Bourbon County once again. This was the year and the beer did not disappoint. Today's price is almost that for a 12 ozer but damn this is a good beer. Here's to hoping the pipeline to So Cal opens up even more so I can have continued access to this gem.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 23:29:01 | More by IKR
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dgaffney88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2013 19:23:17 | More by dgaffney88
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-22-2013 15:49:55 | More by TubaDan
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.7%

12-22-2013 12:41:39 | More by Plissken
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Greenster

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-22-2013 07:02:07 | More by Greenster
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-22-2013 06:34:30 | More by KC9LDB
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1Sundown2C

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2013 04:16:59 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Sean66

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2013 03:20:26 | More by Sean66
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dllman25

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-22-2013 02:34:34 | More by dllman25
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mmilyko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-22-2013 02:31:00 | More by mmilyko
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lot of hype surrounding this beer. Took a little to obtain this. Got a chance to try it a week after I bought it. It was everything it was cracked up to be. Poured black as night into a tulip glass. Overwhelmingly power smell of alcohol specifically bourbon eminating from the glass. Slight brown head. Small amount of carbonation at the top stops fairly short after the pour. Not many bubbles lasting the entire two hour journey. Very powerful on the tastebuds. Robust malt flavor, with hints of chocolate. It's almost like drinking a hard alcohol beverage. Leaves legs on the glass as if it were a Cabernet from Napa Valley. I recommend to all and would say yes, it's worth the $9 a bottle, but next year if it crept up to $10 a bottle I'd opt for something else.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 01:03:41 | More by Ryanm1
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -12.7%

12-22-2013 00:07:57 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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truska

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-21-2013 23:57:10 | More by truska
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

12-21-2013 23:27:45 | More by logicerror
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-21-2013 21:58:29 | More by 420Rick
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-21-2013 20:11:31 | More by ScaryEd
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,740 ratings.