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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout

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10,086 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,086
Reviews: 2,635
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2,258
Gots: 5,200 | FT: 554
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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Ratings: 10,086 | Reviews: 2,635
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4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours a viscous deep black color very little head maybe half a finger of a mocha head with the ammount of alcohol that would be expected good ammount of lacing and some alcohol legs

S: lots of complexity on the nose vanilla and bourbon up front it's a hint of oak and caramel as well

T: up front there is again a lot of bourbon vanilla and oak with a toasty malt backbone great complexity in the taste however there was a little bit of alcohol heat on the backend which should go away afte a little cellaring

M: very full mouthfeel coats the mouth well leaving a bit of sticky residue at the finish

O: as advertised one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts out there deffinetly would recommend this and make sure to keep some to cellar

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JayS2629
4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit this was an amazing stout. The appearance was thick and dark black, but a small thin ring of quickly fading white head. You could hear fizz. Not much for the head, but nice alcohol legs.

The aroma was dark with fudge-like notes, dark chocolate, raisins, vanilla and bourbon. I didn't age this, so it was a bit fumey with the booze notes. Woody oak play off vanilla tones and subtle coffee tones.

The flavor was complex with dark fruits and sweet bourbon. Vanilla and dark chocolate linger with hints of coffee and some earthy tones. Big, rich notes of raisin and fig. Again, didn't age it so the bourbon slightly overwhelmed things.

The mouthfeel was rich and velvety. A little boozy, but nicely warming. I got a buzz from 6 oz. on an empty stomach.

Overall, I should let the next one I get age, but it was still one of the best stouts I've had. I can only imagine letting it mellow with some age. If I get my hands on another one, I will.

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Courtesy of trade w/ JRCMLC...many thanks!
Was finally able to have a bottle of this last night and holy crap...I can finally attest to all of the hype!
As instructed on the bottle, I poured it into a sniffed and was in awe.
It poured a thick, deep dark black and i was struck by The fact that there was no head. As in none. What so ever.
Upon my first inhale of the aromas and my first taste, all worries were thrown to the wayside. Vanilla, chocolate and the bourbon are all right there in the nose, as well as on the palette. This beer tastes as it should but the booze, @ 15%, while pretty evident straightaway, isn't too overpowering. It may have slightly mellowed in booziness as it sat, but fear not, this is an amazing stout.
As I described it earlier:
When i opened it I feared it like a bad first date...no head.
But once the night progressed and I was able to get down into those jeans, it was something I'll go back to for years!
I'll be seeking out more trades for this in the days, weeks and months ahead!

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3.88/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amazing beer, but almost too much flavor, large notes of bourbon at first, and then chocolate later on. this is a beer i can only have one of at a time, and not many nights of the week, but all the same, a real treat to be had. Stout lovers will go crazy over this beer but for the rest it will seem like to much.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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