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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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10,075 Ratings

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Ratings: 10,075
Reviews: 2,634
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2,254
Gots: 5,190 | FT: 549
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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Appearance: black in color with a thin dark brown 1/2" head that broke apart quickly.

Smell: loads of roasted tones, dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, and bourbon come through to the nose.

Taste: deep roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, soft coffee tones, and a very mild bourbon flavor. Alcohol is noticeable and warming. Bitterness is nicely balancing but not too impacting on other flavors.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish with some dryness late. Aftertaste is long lasting. There is a bit of a velvety feel on the tongue too.

Overall: this one was very smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Great balanced flavor and as it warms the flavors really come through. Great beer.

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Review from notes 3/29/12 (im a bit behind transferring my reviews)
Poured into a Kate the Great snifter
2011 vintage

A- Black w/ a reddish tint where the light hits the edge of the glass. Little to no head, the head that was present disappeared quickly. Nice looking beer follows the style.

S- Big bourbon aroma (who would have thought ;) ) along w/ vanilla, oak, molasses, roasted malts and hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Really great aroma the bourbon being the focus on my nose.

T- Taste follows the nose with the bourbon, vanilla, oak, and roasted malts. Great big flavors fit well together w/ a perfect touch of sweetness and booziness. The alcohol heat is present but it fits for my taste.

O- I now see why people seek this brew out, its one of my favorite barrel aged stouts to date. Big aroma, Big flavor, and a Big treat to drink. Im really excited to try the 09 that I have in the cellar. Great beer, highly recommended.

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Deep black motor oil, with a small, light tan head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is big vanilla, barrel, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, roast bitterness, bit of caramel.

Taste is vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate, nice warmth and big caramel on the finish. Really smooth, really delicious, I'm having trouble finding fault. Wish there was a 4.75 option. Hard to believe this is 14.5%. There's definitely some alcohol warmth, but I wouldn't have put it above 9 or 10% tops.

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This is superb. Really delicious, smooth, dangerously drinkable. Easily one of the top 5 stouts I've ever had.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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