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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,917 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,917
Reviews: 2,338
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,773
Gots: 3,376 | FT: 366
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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Shawner

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 16:17:45 | More by Shawner
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mve102

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 16:15:39 | More by mve102
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carnold350

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-10-2013 14:42:44 | More by carnold350
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 14:40:33 | More by Celtics76
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Alex5

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-10-2013 04:56:24 | More by Alex5
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2013 03:29:34 | More by morrowd3
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 03:22:16 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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Pookie

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2013 02:36:43 | More by Pookie
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 01:16:30 | More by hopley
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heystevec

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 01:10:42 | More by heystevec
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-10-2013 00:42:52 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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RebornStussy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-09-2013 23:27:10 | More by RebornStussy
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-09-2013 23:10:36 | More by WynnO
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mverity

Florida

4.33/5  rDev -5.5%

2013 bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. I set the bottle out about an hour before I opened it. Poured into a large snifter. Deep opaque black with a thin chocolate colored head. Head lasted well under a minute. No lacing, but some sticky legs. Lots of vanilla, bourbon and molasses in the aroma. Not much else in the nose. Nice bourbon warmth throughout the taste without it being overpowering. Typically I don't like a ton of bourbon booziness in a stout, but this holds it up extremely well. Bourbon taste without the booziness. Nice vanilla sweetness in the front with some toffee and chocolate up there as well. Mid-palate is some of that molasses with the bourbon and earthy oak at the end. You certainly don't get any of the 14.9% abv in this bad boy. Mouthfeel is nicely viscous without being thick, very low carbonation. Great beer...but I am slightly underwhelmed by all the hype.

12-09-2013 20:57:09 | More by mverity
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tpgraham

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-09-2013 20:39:39 | More by tpgraham
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-09-2013 18:06:48 | More by Lebzilla
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +5.5%

2013 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a goblet, the beer is jet black, with hints of chestnut highlights around the edges when held up to light. Sparse, filmy surface coat of tan colored head. Looked oily and thick when poured. Aromas of vanilla, oak, booze, cocoa nibs, and mocha coffee. Very rich, very robust, and very inviting. Flavors are very roasted and bitter on the forward tongue, but with a subsequent vanilla and cream character that provides an amazing balance. Chocolate notes, bittersweet, present mid-tongue, with more of the woody and booze characteristics coming, as well. Building warmth as you drink, as a 14.9% ABV is wont to do. The body is velvety smooth, and supports all the rich and robust character perfectly. Rich, bitter roasted aftertaste, with coffee, vanilla, and booze all lending themselves to a linger. The finish is smooth, but boy does it finish slow, which is exactly how you want this beer to leave your palate. This is a heavy beast, and a sipper to be sought after. Great beer.

12-09-2013 17:38:20 | More by GarthDanielson
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impulse479er

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-09-2013 16:46:11 | More by impulse479er
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hnandez

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

12-09-2013 15:42:54 | More by hnandez
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-09-2013 15:33:27 | More by gr8zehaman
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-09-2013 15:04:19 | More by Mugenlude
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-09-2013 14:21:12 | More by ejane
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-09-2013 14:09:36 | More by rjm0715
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-09-2013 13:08:11 | More by zacky_U
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BrewClint

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

I can't even come close to reviewing the way that so many on this site do, so I won't even try!

This Stout is PURE MAGIC in a glass! As soon as you pop the top, the magical aroma starts to escape. It pours like oil and sticks to the glass. 1 sip and you're either hooked, or wouldn't try it ever again. Its expensive compared to most, very hard to find, extremely seasonal. If there is 1 Stout that someone that doesn't like Stouts should try, this is THE one!

12-09-2013 12:49:24 | More by BrewClint
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,917 ratings.