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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,968 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,968
Reviews: 2,341
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,786
Gots: 3,395 | FT: 371
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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MichaelStoudBeard

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-08-2014 07:58:07 | More by MichaelStoudBeard
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-08-2014 05:11:58 | More by BrandonOakes
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rflips86

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-08-2014 04:55:56 | More by rflips86
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle is just over a year old at the time of consumption and was properly cellared up until that point.

A: They say true black is the absence of light. That is the color of this beer. The short brown head settles soon after the pour. Lacing is minimal.

S: Big bourbon nose. Caramel and barrel char. Fudge, moist chocolate cake, and chewy chocolate candy. Whiffs of smoke and coffee roast. Hints of black currant, plum, and other fudge-dipped dark fruits. Perhaps a bit of polished black leather. Wafts of stiff alcohol.

T: Big wave of chewy dark caramel. Brown sugar and turtle candies. Layer upon layer of fudge and darker chocolate tastes. Chocolate truffles, fudge, devil's food cake. Warm, creamy vanilla. Plenty of stiff and manly bourbon character. Wood and barrel char. Black currant, plum, and hints of black raspberry, all drenched in rich dark chocolate sauce. Deep, layered chocolate finish lasts an eternity.

M: Thick and rich. Slick and smooth, it glides over the tongue with a semi-slippery feel. Little in the way of carbonation. Alcohol warms the pit of the chest.

O: What a treat! This is a man's drink if ever there was one. A strong but well-mannered and gentlemanly brew. It's a muscular beer for sure, but it has that innate sort of 'flow' and smoothness that makes it very easy to drink. A year's time has taken the edge off of the alcohol, but the bourbon character is still very expressive.

01-08-2014 02:37:55 | More by ryan1788a5
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Shotgun

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-08-2014 01:19:07 | More by Shotgun
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-08-2014 00:10:45 | More by shagal
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TerryB

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-07-2014 22:01:26 | More by TerryB
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-07-2014 20:41:16 | More by JohnK17
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Mikevicgates

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-07-2014 20:25:56 | More by Mikevicgates
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stanale

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-07-2014 04:52:13 | More by stanale
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MattSalisbury

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-07-2014 04:26:18 | More by MattSalisbury
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Skillz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2014 22:19:10 | More by Skillz
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donovanneb

California

3/5  rDev -34.5%

01-06-2014 20:21:35 | More by donovanneb
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2014 18:31:15 | More by J_Barrett
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-06-2014 15:32:47 | More by javahead71
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cwehr13

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2014 15:04:54 | More by cwehr13
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2014 14:50:45 | More by ThatsThatDude
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2014 13:37:34 | More by ThirstyMavros
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NorthCoastPranqster

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2014 05:52:22 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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Theniz

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2014 05:39:57 | More by Theniz
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don1481

Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +3.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours about as close to pitch black as you can get. Dark brown head quickly dissipates. This is about the color of my soul.

Smell: Chocoate, vanilla, and bourbon hit the nose right away, with some coffee hints. Smells complexly blissful.

Taste: WOW. It's like when Bruce Willis was dead at the end of Sixth Sense. Chocolate! Molasses! Caramel! Coffee! This is what I picture when I envision the embodiment of a stout. Obviously there is a hint of booziness, but it is VERY subdued and well-mixed with the other tastes. Simply spectacular.

Mouthfeel: This is some smooth stuff! Creamy, with a little viscosity to it, but it definitely doesn't leave any sort of a bad aftertaste. Very clean.

Overall: If I could buy out next year's supply of this, I would. Unreal.

01-06-2014 03:29:35 | More by don1481
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-06-2014 03:28:16 | More by cwguy5
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JorSince88

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-06-2014 02:39:04 | More by JorSince88
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

01-06-2014 02:16:14 | More by RochefortChris
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-06-2014 01:38:44 | More by djgustafson
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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