Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,472 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,472
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,087
Gots: 4,441 | FT: 457
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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4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 version poured from a bottle into tulip glass. Beer pours like motor oil with a thin, caramel colored head. Immediately smelled the up-front, strong bourbon nose. As the name suggest, bourbon overwhelms the sip, but it does give way to a very strong base stout. The roasted malts come through as you swallow the very dark elixir, and leave a pleasing mild bourbon/toffee flavor on your breath.

**Also sampled a bottle of 2007 in Wrigleyville. My lovely wife purchased it for my birthday. Poured into two small snifter glasses. Virtually no head, so looked like a glass full of oil. Bourbon was still quite pronounced, but the overall flavor had mellowed with time. I think 6 years in the bottle may have been a bit long for my preference.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 poured into a tulip.

A - Pitch black with a mocha head that quickly subsides to nothing

S - Strong bourbon notes first, followed by caramel, vanilla cream, a hint of coconut, and a bit of chocolate covered raisin

T - Nearly identical to the nose, heavy on the vanilla cream notes, plus some coffee, molasses, and tobacco

M - Really smooth and thick, nicely coats the palate, minimal carbonation

O - My first review of BCBS, but definitely not my first. Dissecting this old favorite was definitely a fun exercise, and it's clear to see why BCBS consistently garners rave reviews. A solid staple stout that masters the art of barrel aging.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened a 2012 this weekend and poured into a tulip glass.
Appears jet black with a silky smooth look to it that is appealing to the eye.
Smells give a nice big, but not too sharp, bourbon and dark fruits.
In your mouth it feels just like it looks, smooth. Covers and warms the mouth like a soft blanket.
The taste has mellowed since the orignal release. Less booze, more dark fruits.

Glad I still have 2 bottles left.

Just opened a 2013
A- Still jet black with thin brown head
S- Vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, bouron
T- All the smells come though in the taste. I am finding it almost too sweet (and I love sweet stuff). I think holding it for another year or so will help.
M- Thick as a milk shake!
O- Still an outstanding beer, but the level of sweetness is killing me tonight. 12 oz by myself is almost too much. I am going to hold the rest of mine for at least a year or 3.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,472 ratings.