Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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
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
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.
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