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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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7,581 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,581
Reviews: 2,326
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,685
Gots: 3,242 | FT: 356
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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not-mel-brooks

New York

3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

prelude: the mobile site knocked me off half way through my review . fix this please.

OK: #1 why is there a note on the bottle warning "Develops over 5 years in the bottle?" Do they expect me to not drink it,
#2 My retailer will only sell one bottle per customer. wtf

Smell is nice . This is how a stout should smell. Other claim its overwhelming. Not true.

No head. But, it has enough carbonation to cut through the rather thick liquid.

I couldn't taste the bourbon at first. But, then it came through .

This is a very good stout . But, not the best.

Its worth a try . 2 of these will knock you out.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:33:13 | More by not-mel-brooks
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egoo33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2013 02:25:35 | More by egoo33
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pfcorsar

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

12-14-2013 01:13:22 | More by pfcorsar
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chicagobeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2013 00:40:35 | More by chicagobeer
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emmgee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 23:56:59 | More by emmgee
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 23:37:38 | More by jaywes754
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 22:04:07 | More by canucklehead
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21Maestro8

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-13-2013 19:45:54 | More by 21Maestro8
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 18:23:29 | More by mdube0378
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Broden

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 08:18:11 | More by Broden
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Troville1990

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 07:17:01 | More by Troville1990
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aflies

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 04:29:29 | More by aflies
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kevindp9

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 04:11:25 | More by kevindp9
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ubiq3000

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 03:52:07 | More by ubiq3000
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Sippinonsizzurp

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-13-2013 03:31:18 | More by Sippinonsizzurp
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 02:13:01 | More by erialbill
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BRClemons

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-13-2013 01:41:11 | More by BRClemons
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 01:00:17 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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msnow34

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-13-2013 00:16:49 | More by msnow34
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-12-2013 23:31:58 | More by bkwhoppa66
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pitch black with no head whatsoever.
Aroma is bourbon, oak, and vanilla.
Flavor is bourbon barrels, sort of a charred flavor and a little bit of vanilla.
Chocolate and coffee come through on the back end and linger on.
Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth. Coats your mouth and leaves you wanting more.
This beer is extremely complex and well balanced.
Can't wait to try the variations.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 22:29:06 | More by zookerman182
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fanboy77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-12-2013 20:12:55 | More by fanboy77
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glowsticks

New York

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was delicious.

I was drinking out of a small snifter, pouring from a chilled 12oz bottle.

A - A thicker dark beer. Minimal lacing, you could work it up but it would quickly go away. There also appeared to be alcohol legs
S - You can smell the bourbon barrels, maybe with hints of vanilla and coffee
T - First taste while it was still chilled brought out a lot of bourbon qualities. Once it warmed up it changed to a more oak, smoky, molasses. It is coupled very well with a cigarette, it makes it taste like a very smoky beer, I would love to smoke a cigar and drink this beer!
M - Started out pretty normal in terms of stouts, perfect level of carbonation. Once it became warmer, it became thicker.
O - I loved this beer, I bought 2 12oz bottle, as well as half a growler, and I'm saving my second bottle for day when I have a nice cigar. I highly recommend this beer even though a lot of people say it's overrated, I enjoyed it thoroughly. From it's strong alcohol bourbon flavor in the beginning, to more of a sweeter smoky dark stout as it warmed up.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 18:52:34 | More by glowsticks
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-12-2013 17:05:59 | More by Chris_Panos
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I_Like_Beer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-12-2013 15:27:24 | More by I_Like_Beer
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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