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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout

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9,352 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,352
Reviews: 2,473
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,069
Gots: 4,295 | FT: 449
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a 2008 vintage so hopefully it's as good as the last 2008 I drank last year

Pours out dark as night with a pretty small dark brown head and no lacing. Looks really nice but a bigger head would be nice.

Smell is dark malts, molasses, mainly chocolate, and no hint of booze at all.

Taste is amazing. The best of the bourbon county regular vintages that I have had. Just like the nose with a little more booze which I love as I am a bourbon drinker.

Mouthfeel is really thick like most older bourbon county. Just a treat.

Overall this is my favorite vintage of BCBS, Sure it could have had a little bigger head but given how old it is I am giving it a break as everything else in the stout has aged so well I can't possibly discount anything here. FWIW the only 2008s I have got straight from a store that cellared them so these were cellared very well. I RARELY give any attribute of a beer a 5 so that tells you how much I love this stout but as most can attest it is hard to beat a 2008 BCBS.

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This is a great beer. I had it when it when nobody knew what Goose Island was all about, and in excess.

This beer pours a dark liquid. It doesn't necessarily have coffee, but it looks like coffee. Aroma reveals the bourbon barrels, a sweet scent lingers, some molasses. Taste reveals a nice syrupy beer, sweet but not overly sweet, and a certain boozy bourbon flavor that is not offensive but pleasing. Carbonation is normal.

This beer turns sweet and heavy as you drink. Very good stuff.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,352 ratings.