Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 10,405
Reviews: 2,709
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.35%
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Gots: 5,522 | FT: 590
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003

60 IBU
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Photo of deereless
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Deep chocolate with a hint of light seeping by at the edges, spotty and erratic patches of head, thick lacing due to what I can only assume is the serious viscosity - 5.0, S: Fragrant aromas, bourbon and oak as you'd expect, very pleasing and subdued wood with traces of chocolate malt and some ash - 5.0, T: Absolutely amazing flavor, mildly molasses, extremely sweet, bourbon, espresso - 5.0, M: An extremely creamy beer that lingers on your tongue for some time after the taste - 5.0, D: After 100's of samplings, I've found my first 10 (aka 5 star beer), this beers intensity and flavor is amazing, though high in alcohol it is an extremely drinkable beer - 5.0

Photo of yemenmocha
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at THE HOP LEAF in Chicago, Fall 2008. Draft is more carbonated, thicker head, more aromatic, and more concentrated in flavours than the bottle.

Opaque black, light brown head that is thin and recedes to a thin layer.

Aromas of dark rum, anise liquer, oak vanillins, and pudding.

Palate is assaulted with chocolate pudding skin, perhaps a touch of butterscotch pudding, anise liqeur, and a heavy coconut character. Full body, viscous, and a little on the boozy side (but certainly not revealing of actual abv).

Finish is almost unending, increadibly smooth & soft, with more anise & pudding flavors.

Photo of jim1904
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a longneck into a crystal glass goblet. Slightly below cellar temp, I'd say about 50 degrees or so.

A - Simply incredible. A jet black silk ribbon flows from the bottle into a pool of completely opaque, oily black with a dark tan head about a finger-and-a-half tall, receding at a fairly slow pace with average lacing for an Imperial stout. If nothing else, this beer exemplifies what a good stout should LOOK like.

S - Almost off-puttingly boozy until you realize that what you're smelling is almost a dead ringer for a good Kentucky bourbon. Sweet, woody, a little sharp in that good bourbonesque way.

T - Surprising. The bourbon-ish woody taste is definitely there in the immediate front and the lingering back (where the woodiness really comes out in full force), but I found that the dominating flavor here was not bourbon but chocolate. Definitely very sweet without being cloying whatsoever, a lot of good mocha, coffee, roasty toasty, woody notes. I'm sure this sounds like a run-of-the-mill Imperial stout review by now (chocolate! coffee! toast!) but this beer nails it. The bourbon character definitely hits up front, and kind of lingers around for several minutes throughout, but the chocolate quality is pleasantly surprising. For 13% and a nose to match, the alcohol here is really very subdued, giving a little burn in the throat at the very end.

D - Tiny bubbles, velvety smooth, heavy (HEAVY) body. A fine example of a good Imperial stout body. Not a session beer by any means, of course.

Photo of Bung
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dirty brown oil like black pour. Ruby red around the edges and a larger brown head than I was expecting, with carbonation throughout. Probably because this is a bit fresh explains the bubbles.

Big roast malt, mocha, caramel, boozy aroma. Smoother up front than some Imperials, flowing nicely throughout. Great array of flavors. Caramel, mocha, roast malt, oak, raisin ending with some molasses and a hint of coffee bitter. Some hop balancing throughout, but not a real strong presence. Very full bodied and sticky. Alcohol almost completely hidden, shows up more as it warms. This was really well done, better than I was expecting for being so new. Good thing I have 7 more of these.

Photo of djeucalyptus
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick motor-oil black with just a hint of ruby at the edges. Opaque black... A vigorous pour yielded no head, just some fine roan bubbles dancing and popping across the top.

Aroma is flat-out beautiful. Rich dark malt, burnt molasses, and vanilla. Bourbon aroma is strong, but there's an equally strong vanilla and hazelnut aroma. Amaretti cookies as well. Maple syrup and a hint of oaky cardamom wrap it up nicely.

Taste is bourbon. Sure, there's other flavors in there, but the bourbon is truly the highlight of this one. The sweetness comes across, with vanilla pudding and maple syrup intermingling with the bourbon. The usual stout flavors have taken a back seat, and as the brew warms to room-temp, entirely disappear. A bit of malt lingers, reminding me of a bourbon-soaked whopper.

Mouthfeel is beautiful. Smooth and full. Did I mention smooth? The alcohol burn is definitely there, as anticipated. Fairly viscous, reminiscent of warm maple syrup. Carbonation is moderate.

The aroma is beautiful. The mouthfeel is beautiful. But personally, I prefer a touch of bourbon in my stout, rather than hints of stout in my bourbon. This is definitely a beautifully constructed brew and a solid example of the style, but not my favorite. The bourbon is a bit over the top for me, and I know some of that could be that this bottle was fresh. Definitely worth sampling of you have the opportunity (should be a bit easier now that it's seeing wider distribution).

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a goblet:

P: Pours almost black from the bottle, but didn't produce much of a head. The minimal amount of foam is oak brown in color and quickly faded to a ring around the edge of the glass. The liquid sits in the glass boasting one of the deepest blacks I've ever seen from a stout. No light even dares to try and break through to the other side, not even on the edges. This is like a black hole that sucks the light out of the room and swallows it whole. But I had to dock points for the lack of head here. Otherwise, impressive.

A: Smells of Bourbon, Bourbon, and more Bourbon, along with some nice notes of vanilla, maple, earth, oak, and roasted malts. This one burns my chest just smelling it! Can't wait to take a drink...

T: Whoooweeee! This is not for the faint at heart, this is one hell of a manly stout. Maple and vanilla flavors wash over the taste buds. Quickly thereafter, the Bourbon-y, oak flavors hop into the ring and deliver the knockout blow. It dominates the dry finish, and does leave some room for the sweet maple, vanilla flavored undertones. It doesn't quite balance out the Bourbon-heavy flavor, but is delicious nonetheless. Needless to say, the 13% ABV creates a warming sensation in the mouth, and a slight burn on the way down in the chest. What a truly unique experience from a beer.

M: This stout is so full-bodied and chewy, it's almost like the consistency of maple brown syrup. Smoother than crushed velvet and slicker than a con-man. This one is a true masterpiece to be marveled at while it cascades over every square inch of the mouth. For such a strong, barrel-aged stout like this, it's amazing how smooth it is.

D: This is no "session beer" by any stretch of the imagination. Unless, of course, you are addicted to Bourbon and have an iron gut. But, I sure would like another! With that being said, this is one to be sipped on and savored for the unique experience of this one-of-a-kind brew.

Notes: One big ass, steroid-injected, Bourbon-flavored stout that produces some sweet maple-flavored oaky tones complimented by a vanilla twist that truly kicks your ass up and down the block. I absolutely love this, and wish it were available all the time. As it is, I feel truly blessed to have been able to get my hands on some of this hard to find brew, especially in SoCal. A delicious treat for the senses!

Photo of BarleyMine
4.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours incredibly dark, with a thick brown head and sticky lacing. The smell is intense with a roasted smokiness, sweet molasses, burnt sweetened coconut, malts and alcohol. The taste is intense. The flavor is a bombshell of various tongue teasers. Bourbon/Sherry like flavors, molasses, rasins, roasted chocolate, smokey wood. The mouthfeel is very thick and smooth with good carbonation. I wouldn't think one could drink a lot of this at once but it's a very drinkable, interesting and exciting brew. Nice...

Photo of johnnnniee
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in trade from brdc, thanks for the opportunity.
2007 bottling enjoyed late 2008

A vigorous pour could barely produce any head in this solid black brew. I can smell the bourbon from the bottle soon after I pop the cap. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, hard to tell if there's a beer under there. The taste is very complex! First you get hit with the bourbon and oak then some roast, then some alcohol, then a bit of hop bitterness finish with a smooth bourbon roast. Its really tasty, but I like bourbon too. Thick body, oily turning to creamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Great Bourbon that someone spilled some beer into :)

Photo of jojox
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle as an extra, big thanks to whomever that was!

a - really black. Not much head at all. But certainly carbonated.

s - oaky, burbon. Some sweetness. Other standard stout smells, roasted malt etc.

t - Wow. LOTS of oak. Smooth, easy going down. Vanilla, wood. Alcohol.

m - Smooth and silky. I actually really like the oak.

d - not bad, especially for 13% (!!)

I was totally surprised how good this stuff is. I hadn't even heard of it but the quality and flavors are fantastic. I wish I could get my own stout up to 13%!

Photo of bifrostguard
3.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pitch black with a small dark tan head that leaves no lacing.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and char.

T - Pretty damn good for the price. Strong bourbon and vanilla flavors. Alcohol burn is kept under control, but still appreciated. Some brown sugar sweetness is noticeable with the chocolate and roasted malt flavors.

M - Thick, creamy and slick. A sticky sweet residue forms over the palate even before one 12oz bottle is finished.

D - So sticky sweet and heavy that I can't handle much more than one. A great bourbon and vanilla bomb for sure, but just too sweet for me.

Photo of CortexBomb
4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bourbon County Stout is a solid representative of the barrel aged, boozy stout category. Like most beers in its style, it has low carbonation (high alcohol content will do that for you) and an opaque appearance. The nose is strongly alcoholic, and the beer is fairly viscous in the mouth, though not as much as one might expect for a bigger brew like this.

The thing that surprised me the most about this beer was the sweetness of the flavour. Most big stouts seems to be exceptionally roasty or thick, Bourbon County stout was almost abrasively sweet on the first sip, though my taste buds quickly acclimated to it. I think my surprise contributed to my initial reaction. The beer is strongly flavoured by the bourbon casks which also impart a fairly typical vanilla edge, and the stout makes for a light, chocolate backdrop to this main show.

Overall: I like barrel aged products like this, and Bourbon County is a solid and overall tasty example of the style. I doubt I will be buying very much of this again soon though simply because Goose Island has priced it into elite territory at $22 per 4 pack. I think it's a very good beer, but I would much rather buy something like Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout at a full fiver less per 4 pack, or non-barrel premium products like Bell's Expedition at a full fiver less for a six pack. If money is no concern and you like this kind of beer it's a winner though. Well worth trying for any fan of the style.

Photo of bigbelcher
3.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and burnt coffee. Overall I was pretty disappointed by the taste. Poured it side by side with a different barrel aged stout and the other blew this one away. The bourbon flavor is overpowering. High alcohol flavor. 13%. I think this beer would do better after a couple of years of aging. As the bottle suggests it would go well with a cigar. Not for the feint of heart.

Photo of Mauerhan
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours pitch black into my snifter. the aggressive pour leaves very little trace of any head. not surprising. as it is 13 abv. wow.

smells of bourbon hit me from a few feet away. sweet hints of vanilla come out to play as it warms up. i get a huge amount of bourbon and woody notes. surprising i dont smell alot of alcohol.

taste is great. i am shocked how easy this is to drink. nice hints of the bourbon. incredibly smooth. rich vanilla and malt accents. this beer is fucking great. i would say it is by far one of my favorite stouts that i have had. a very complex and satisfying journey.

mouth is shocking. yeah you get a bit of burn from the alcohol but other than that it is SMOOTH. i cant tell if it is just extremely carbonated or if it is just the alcohol burn but it is there in the foreground.

as much as i like how this beer is treating me, with the high abv and the heavy feeling it leaves me i dont think i could put back more than one in a night. overall a fantastic beer. yum

Photo of beckje01
2.97/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the 2007 version being enjoyed towards the end of 2007.

A- Very dark brown no head and no activity.

S- Lots of bourbon notes in the nose.

T- Ouch too young, the hops are over aggressive but there are the good bourbon notes in there but ouch. This baby needs to age, the rest of the 4pk is going in the cellar.

M- Good thickness no activity

D- Sipper but no thanks until this ones got some age.

Photo of OlieIPA
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a four pack at Hollingshead....

A: This beer poured black, thick, and loud; similar to a very carbonated cola. Very little head that quickly dissipated in my brandy snifter as well.

S: When I opened the bottle, I immediately picked up the strong bourbon aroma that the label so vividly described. I also picked up a subtle mix of vanilla and smokey characteristics that were at first hard to pick up, but slowly emerged as I investigated further.

T: The first sip was mix of enjoyment and confusion on my part. Very complex in flavor, which made it really hard to pick out any specific flavoring other then the overwhelming bourbon quality. But as each sip went on, I started to figure out and pinpoint a very strong vanilla character which seem to even out the strong bourbon aging this beverage went through. A very aggressive taste that might overwhelm you at first, but continues to get better after each gulp.

M: Thick and full-body, which is perfect for this style. A bit more carbonation then I'm used to, but nothing that bothered me too much.

D: Even though this beer is 13% ABV and has a very aggressive taste, it was somewhat easy to drink considering all things.

Overall: One of the most enjoyable beers I've ever had!!! Great beer and a must, must, must try!!!

Photo of inhoc00
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon County Stout - proud of Chi town

Had on tap at Uncommon Ground in Rogers Park. They have 12 or 6 ounce servings. The six is perfect for an after dinner drink equal to your best cognac.

A - black as black.

S - Bourbon barrel aging is becoming so popular now. Heavy bourbon on this one, sweet chocolate.

T - Bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate cherries. Mostly sweet bourbon. Alc. pretty wel balanced.

M- Pretty silky, low carbonation.

D- Six ounces is perfect. Don't get me wrong, I love this beer...but six ounces is enough for one night.

Photo of goodspeed94
4.32/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Joey at South Bay Drugs. Thanks!

A: This brew is one thick, dark as night, rolling pour. Not too much of a head to speak of with hardly any noticeable carbonation. The blackness hardly even thins out with a tilt of the glass.

S: Right away you get strong notes of chocolate and bourbon as expected. No secret this is one very big beer. Can faintly detect licorice, almost reminds me of a wood stove heated home around the holidays. Complex and exciting.

T: Wow. First off, this beer is a raging alcoholic. Very strong notes of bourbon (even a little of the burn on the tongue). The chocolate is secondary in this beer, roasted flavors are present as well. Somewhat hard to really find the levels to this one as the alcohol is rather overpowering.

M: The carbonation level is perfect on this beer for its style. Thick mouthfeel, coats the entire palate. Again, slightly a little too hot from the alcohol. Stronger than some other barrel-aged stouts I have come across.

D: Don't think I could have more than one in a night. Enjoyable dont get me wrong, but slightly a little too aggressive to have multiple.

Overall, definitely a good beer. This was my first review so things may not have been articulated perfectly, but I did enjoy this offering. This is the first of this kind that I have seen out here in Southern California in terms of a big, burning, bourbon stout, reminds me of some of the Weyerbacher bourbon offerings from back East. Would recommend trying in order to experience ranges of taste within a style, but not my personal favorite. Looking forward to more Goose Island offerings should they make it out.

**Just had another one of these and it was WAY less bourbon flavored than before. Much more vanilla, chocolate notes, really thick and velvety on the palate. Great, complex beer.

Photo of swizzlenuts
4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this at DGs Taphouse Ames, Iowa.

The beer is pitch black with a tan head. It was poured with a centimeter in head without much retention. The nose on the beer has a oak/bourbon hint to it with some hints of roasted/chocolate hints coming through. The beer has a bitterness coming through with the roasted malts, but a huge bourbon/oak flavour that makes the beer taste more like booze. The alcohol is a bit overpowering. The main flavour is definitely the bourbon flavour initially, but when the beer hits room temperature more roasted/chocolate flavours come through. The bitterness lingers; with the strong oak flavour and the bitterness makes the beer a sipper. The mouthfeel is thick as fuuck, exactly what one would expect. It's drinkable, but a bit too much alcohol.

Photo of strangebrew52
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 Vintage

Ok so this is my first review, figured it was a good place to start right?! This is a big beer.

A: Black pour with a faint bit of brown head that quickly went away
S: You can smell the bourbon right away. Noticed a hint of chocolate.
T: Very complex, the bourbon hit me right away. I really enjoyed the after taste, noticed hints of chocolate and some smokiness.
M: Thick and smooth, warming as it goes down
D: Great beer but I couldn't handle more than 1 in a night. Goes down surprisingly well for being 13%

Photo of tr4nc3d
2.2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a jet black color with no head and lacing.

Bourbon hits your nostrils right away, reminds me of brandy, a little hint of dark chocolate.

Tasted like I was drinkig straight from a brandy bottle. Unfortunately this turned me off and I couldn't get passed that strong brandy like taste. I did get some decent dark chocolate malts after the bourbon like taste went away after awhile.

This was my first RIS and once again I tried to drink this but couldnt so I had to drain pour this.

Drinkability was None for me, bourbon like taste was way to overpowering for me to enjoy this. Hopefully the next RIS I try goes better.

Photo of Tdizzle
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased this 4-pack from BevMo! Cypress. Bottled on 10/21/08.

A- Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, this beer pours jet black with a tiny dark tan head that rapidly dissipates to a thin ring along the inside of the glass. Only a few wisps of lacing are left behind after each sip.

S- A huge aroma of bourbon whiskey almost stings the nasal passages. Roasted malts, cocoa and dark fruits linger in the background, while aromas of oak barrel and burnt caramel are less noticeable.

T- Where do I start? The initial taste is rather sweet, boasting brief flavors of dark fruits and molasses before whiskey busts down the door and breaks up their little party. The middle flavors are of coffee, roasted/burnt malts and charred oak, while the dry and very warming finish leaves a mild espresso bitterness lingering on the palate.

M- The mouthfeel is incredibly viscous, rich, syrupy and silky-smooth. The carbonation is very minimal but there's just enough to balance out the heaviness of this liquid, which is so thick that it almost fights the tongue as I swirl it around in my mouth.

D- The 13% ABV is very pronounced throughout this beer, but it doesn't seem out of place. I was able to finish a 12oz bottle without difficulty, but I wouldn't want more than that in a sitting. A slow sipper if there ever was one.

I cannot wait to see what a few years of age will do to this beer. Seek this out!

Photo of SpecialK088
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a willy

A-Dark jet black no head really puors a very oilly consistancy.

S-Malt rich and complex, cherry note with alcohol and a heavy bourbon note.

T-This one is a little beyond me almost, extremly complex everything in the nose comes out in the flavor. Very rich and smooth with an huge amount of flavor.

M-Thick and very smooth good carbonation very heavy body.

D-No thanks all the time but possiblly one of the greatest sippers I have ever had.

Photo of naterock
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the deepest black with nearly no head to speak of.

smell is so pungent but complex. chocolate ice cream and a thick caramel malt. a nose of bourbon that stings the nose when deeply inhaled

taste is velvety and thick, strong chocolate cream that is oh so smooth. goes down easy but stings in the finish, the bourbon is evident in the finish along with some woody char. definitely a good representation of this style, and holy shit it's %13 ABV!

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz received in my recent trade with orbitalr0x ... 2008 vintage.. huge thanks Don.. poured into a big bordeaux glass. Says Bottled on 08/01/08.

Very short lived dark brown head 1/2"... not much of a cap... the brew is of course black... very viscous on the pour.

Aroma is like a bourbon chocolate and coffee ice cream.. but man.. the bourbon punch is surprising.. thankfully I like some of Kentucky's Finest. alot of whiskey and vanilla... but quite a bit of caramel and chocolate too... but it is definitely the bourbon that is the star of the show.. if I put my face over the glass, I swear I can feel the whiskey burn my eyes (in a good way).

Wow!! I've had the BCS before.. but Christ I know I remember it as complex.. but my memory does not do it justice. Flavor starts out as a vanilla caramel sweetness but get's wiped off my palate by the bourbon.. melts slowly into chocolate with a little bit of char.. quite a bit of cherry.. almost like a kirsch.. but the cherry is fleeting as it transitions into a slick rush of bourbon that lingers forever. The body is very viscous.. accentuated by a lite little bubble carbonation.

This brew really is worth the hype... no doubt. I am keeping the drinkability down just a notch.. but it isn't a bad thing.. I want another sip immediately following the previous, but the thick mouthfeel and relative lack of carbonation hurts it for me... plus it still seems quite rough around the edges.. but still fantastic for sure.

Don is a fantastic trader and comes highly recommended... thanks again.

4/5/5/4/4

Photo of IBUnit63
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the many gems in hero27's clinically insane LNBA BIF shipment - many thanks for sending this Chicago treasure along! 2007 vintage into a Cab glass...

Deep, dark, espresso/motor oil/tar...needless to say, quite viscous with wisps of pumpernickel head up top - very small wisps.

Creamy vanilla with a lot of oaky feel to it - bourbon sweetness with hearty chocolate tones...a nice smokiness as in ultra-seared steak char. Heavy, boozy caramel...more bittersweet chocolate - almost too much to mention here. With further warmth, grassy hops emerge. It's got it all, baby...$#!+ dog!

Whooo hooo...complexity abounds. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee...ultra-dry bitter coffee/chocolate mega-roasted malt...austere grassy hops complement the bittersweet malt quite nicely and after a while balance out the bourbon booziness. This cools off nicely with a fair amount of warm alcohol remaining.

All over the place - this has bittersweet grassy hops in Beautiful Chemistry with chocolate/coffee huge malt and mellowing bourbon. Port-like tones on deep background.

Definitely something to seek and savor. More motivation to visit family in the Chicagoland area more often and to bring some back for the cellar. This could even out with a little more time but even now it drinks down much more quickly than anticipated. A classic.

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 10,405 ratings.