Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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9,463 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,463
Reviews: 2,506
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,086
Gots: 4,431 | 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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Photo of English
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I could easily spend hours writing on the complexity and outright perfection of this beer. All I can say is if you are lucky enough to stumble across a retailer whom sells this beer, do not leave empty handed.

This is, for lack of any better English descriptions, an angelic beer baked in perfection.

Purchase this beer and write your own post. Amazing.

Photo of Steigede
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured dark. Not as viscous as Dark Lord 2012 I had a few months earlier. Picked up caramel, chocolate, coffee, and black cherry. Fantastic beer. Definitely worth the $24 4 pack I paid for. It was similar to Dark Lord 2012 in taste but it was much softer. Dark Lord slaps you in the face with these similar flavors while this was way more gentle and balanced with a great finish. The Dark Lord being harsh could have also had something to do with it being young. Drank 4 months after Dark Lord Day release. Wonderful beer. Would definitely buy more if I find it.

Photo of JonIrabagon
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of rfgetz
4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, thick brown, minimal rings of brown bubbles, gone quickly. Whiffs of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, oak, dark bakers chocolate, medium roast espresso beans, faint char - fantastic. All notes from scent present, bourbon the star backed by lots of chocolate notes, oak/vanilla/coconut notes smooth out the taste, coffee and char notes take a back seat, mild fruit pops up. Towards the end, alcohol pops up and not the bourbon kind... not quite harsh, but noted. Full bodied, not as oily or sticky as had expected, minimal carbonation, maybe a splash more needed. Really good beer, imporves as it sits and warms to room temeperature.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Ncpogs
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Had a very deep molasses looking color

S: Had a wonderful burnt wood sort of smell. I suspect from the aging in the barrels. The combination of that with the bourbon was just awesome.

T: As it warmed, you could definitely taste the bourbon through the roasted malts. But it wasn't an overwhelmingly boozy sort of taste. Had a smooth stout finish like creamy dark chocolate with a bourbon filling.

M: It lingered nicely on the palate with its full body and malt finish. A perfect beer to sit back and relax with.

O: Definitely an interesting beer. Made me wish I was outside in the cold sitting next to a bonfire. It will definitely keep you warm on cold nights and tasted so much better as it warmed. Make sure not to drink this cold because you don't want to lose that aroma or bourbon taste.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chi16brew
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review of 2012 BCBS on tap at Goose Island Brewpub.

A: Dark as night,black and wonderful with a brick-brown hue to the head.

S: Bourbon and malt at the forefront. Plenty of roast, some hints of burnt fruit.

T: Like the nose, does not disappoint on the bourbon. Lots of the bourbon with a bit of its heat but not overpowering like some other BA stouts. Loads of roasted malt, some bitterness of dark chocolate. Burnt fruit notes. Tasty.

M: This is exactly what a big stout should feel like. It coats the palate and stays for minutes.

O: A great beer, not the same balance that the 2011 had but it should age amazingly well. I see this being an extremely sought after vintage in 3-5 years.

Photo of chicagoanbeerone
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bourbon county hard to get and only once a year. A great treat to look forward to. The smell was great of bourbon barrels and the strong alcohol scent. I love the taste very smooth and it taste like coffee, vanilla, and bourbon. Great combination of ingredients and well balanced. A good kick with 15 percent alcohol. The look of the beer was very dark but poured and looked greart. overall good luck getting them a must try for beer lovers

i would buy this all day

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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