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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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8,594 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,594
Reviews: 2,381
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,008
Gots: 3,658 | FT: 383
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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4.5/5  rDev -2%

EersandBeers, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

drz955, Jan 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

qazeqaz, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

T-34-85, Jan 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

LCS46208, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

GrumpyBeer, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Getalegup, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of gildo9
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the best stout ever to enter my mouth , a bouquet of flavors , such as Vanilla, Chocolote, and of course Bourbon, licorice, coffee, exc.. every taste is a different flavor.
the flavor lingers forever in your mouth long after the sip. If you can find it , it's well worth any price. Just by a stroke of dumb luck found a 4 pack today for 30.00 . A steal

gildo9, Jan 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ToadiesForCody, Jan 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

benloho, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BH712, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

steviesean, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.6%

kybeerdrinker, Jan 29, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz 2012 Vintage bottle at David Burke Prime steakhouse in Foxwoods, CT. $25 per bottle.

A- Pours thick and dark as night. Almost no head to speak of to a small amount of off-white head quickly fades to some lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and bourbon dominate. I also get hints of vanilla and oak in there as well.

T- These guys do bourbon barrel aging the best. Up front I get notes of chocolate and bourbon. Dark fruits and vanilla round out the flavor. Each sip leaves a nice warming feeling from the booziness as it goes down my throat.

M- Thick, chewy, hard hitting. Little carbonation but just enough for the style.

BCBS is amazing stuff. I had to order a 2nd bottle. If only I appreciated this stuff the way I do now a few years back when it was easy to find. Each Vintage is harder and harder to locate in my area. If you haven't tried it, get your hands on a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

ExtraStout, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

thomas2357, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

HipHopsHooray, Jan 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

d1p3r1, Jan 28, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to a co-worker I was able to taste this beer. I was totally amazed about this one. I have heard so much about it. Last year, we sold all of our allocations to our customers, so I never had the chance to taste even one

Not this year! It poured like any good stout should, dark, dark and darker with a off color creamy head.

The difference with this one came with the aroma. So many stouts, I was always getting those perfect aromas of coffee and chocolate and the follow on taste would back up what my noise felt.

With this one, I could not detect any chocolate or coffee. For a second or so, I could pick up a "Tawny Port" type of nose. The alcohol is there, but there is also so much more going on

My first sip! Soft and Round, really no alcohol taste to it considering how high the ABV is. But as this one was finishing, what I could pick up was a strong but not over bearing taste of molasses. It was if I was transported to Tennessee, on the farms where buckets of molasses are so present. So needless to say, I enjoyed this stout.

Very unique, something I have never tasted before, but am looking to tasting it again.

Just love the jet black pour into a proper beer glass with a small but dirty creamy head that is really inviting. The initial aroma is coffee, but again, its alcohol and the third sniff, I picked up sweetness like molasses

The first sip was big, very big and full. Letting the beer hit all parts of my mouth, I think what stood out was the bitterness. Taging along was the feel of bourbon from the wooden casks

The finish was big, as big as the beginning, but here the tastes changed somewhat. I felt more of a rich sweetness that coated my throat to handle the burnt-woody alcohol flavor.

As my first tasting of this. Truly unique, very different. I was fortunate enough to taste Goose Islands Chocolate Stout and Barely wine. All three were very unique and enjoyable. But this one was sort of out there, but in a very good way.

rdilauro, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Charliechu, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

shelby415, Jan 28, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours the deepest black with thin brown head

nose- bourbon and oak and dark cherry, leather, cocoa. potent, rich.

taste- rich fudge and bourbon hit with subtle citrusy hop bite. Oak and caramel emerge with dark cherry/ fig and a hint of licorice. Finishes with rich cocoa and bourbon heat

feel- heated, viscous, velvet, boozy, rich

The first time I had this it knocked my socks off. This is my 3rd try and it is still absolutely wonderful. I have a bottle with coffee and I look forward to that, but it nice to have such an amazing BA stout with no coffee added that shines so richly. Big bourbon and barrel here.

evanforbeer, Jan 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

layinbrix, Jan 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

fnieno, Jan 28, 2014
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,594 ratings.