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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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9,405 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,405
Reviews: 2,491
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,072
Gots: 4,372 | FT: 453
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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I really love the taste of this beer but in all honesty I don't think I could drink too many of these. The thickness of the sweet malts is to rich for me. It isn't the alcohol but the sweetness that is a bit overwhelming. I thought it had great bourbon taste and a good beer behind that but I felt like I was drinking maple syrup at times.

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12 oz bottle served in a chimay chalice.

pours a luscious, velvety jet black; viscous... less than a finger of a mocha-toned head that dissipates into a collar around the glass; some lacing, though nothing really to write home about on that front. still, a really nice looking imperial stout.

one whiff and the bourbon jumps at you right away; roasted malt follows, accompanied by vanilla, a touch of oak, chocolate, and alcohol. an oustanding aroma, rich with complexity.

bold bourbon flavor comes barreling through in the taste (no pun intended, honest), followed by the roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and a nice bitter chocolate presence... the alcohol is definitely a player but not as overwhelmingly as you'd expect considering the 13% abv - though there is some heat in the finish. very, very tasty. delicious, too. did i mention i'm liking this a lot?

full bodied, viscous mouthfeel; relatively lightly carbonated. leaves lips sticky. this is the definition of a sipper - one you'll want to savor. i can easily see this earning a spot in my regular rotation, only drawback being its hefty pricetag.

Reviewed on: 06-10-2010

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,405 ratings.