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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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9,773 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,773
Reviews: 2,579
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,159
Gots: 4,853 | FT: 499
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
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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4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: completely black, with a nice dark khaki head on top. Head is about 2 fingers, it dissipates somewhat quickly to leave a slight ring around the edges

S: I could smell it from when I opened the bottle, Bourbon, oak, vanilla, wood, toasted oak, charcoal. And thats before i put my nose to the glass. This is a really great smelling beer. A nice smoky, sweet malt presence, bakers chocolate, coffee, bourbon.

T: Caramel, bourbon, charred oak, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, a nice warming alcohol heat is noticeable but welcomed. Wow. I had heard of it and had high expectations but wow.

M: Thick and viscous, but nice and sweet with a warming bourbon kick. not too sweet but has a nice mouthfeel.

O: Extremely good beer, if not the best beer I've ever had. I am going to pick up a 4 pack asap

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite possibly the best beer I've ever had.

A - Dark with minimal head. Not fizzy by any means. Pours extremely thick.

S - Chocolate & Bourbon.

T - Bourbon, bourbon, and bourbon. Did I mention it has a strong hint of bourbon?

M - Carbonated perfectly. Not much head, but great mouthfeel all the same.

O - Quite possibly the best beer I've ever had. Its hard to imagine anything better. Maybe 20% for all 5's?

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes from 10/28/12.

A- Pours black as night with a thin brown head that dissipates swiftly.

S- Powerful notes of bourbon and dark fruits hit the nose first. Some smoke, roasted malt and booze come through.

T- Not much surprise in the taste at first, as it follows the nose, except how well this is done. Prune, and sweet roasted malts dominate. The bourbon is more subdued than the nose would suggest, and the 15% is unnoticeable. Some vinous flavor comes near the end, and it finishes with some smokiness. As it warmed brown sugar and molasses came through in the beginning and middle, while mocha becomes evident in the finish.

M- Thick, viscous, and smooth.

O- Outstanding BBA Stout, and I can't wait to try it with some age on it!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one for the ages. Of all the beers I've gone to length's to track down, this has been the finest. Hand's down! I've been drinking bourbon for longer then I've been drinking beer so this is right in my wheelhouse but it suceeds on every level! The bourbon, oak, and vanilla nose. Black as night pour with lingering mocha head. Layers of flavors folding into each other; oaky, vanilla, dark chocalate coating the mouth. Worth All the Effort!

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,773 ratings.