Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,493 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 9,493
Reviews: 2,517
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 2,093
Gots: 4,460 | 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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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Amherst Brewing Company for their rare beer week. Had an 8oz pour of the 2010 on December 6th 2011.
A: Jet Black and no head (not sure if this is from a lack of head or the head being allowed to dissipate so that more beer could be poured in for a full pour).
S: Amazing, Oak and Bourbon are very present with a slight hint of caramel.
T: Lots of bourbon and a traditional stout taste.
M: Wow, here is where this beer really shines. The Bourbon flavors are there along with caramel, vanilla and it fills the palate. Simply Amazing.
O: One of the best beers I’ve ever had. 2009 version didn’t impress me but that could be because I hadn’t had as much experience with beer when I drank it in 2010. This one’s a year old and nothing short of amazing. A+

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap during rare beer week at amherst brewing company

Very dark pour with a deep red meniscus on the glass, looks inviting but lacks any sort of lacing or head.

Smells like a subdued bourbon with roasted malts, slight oak, slight vanillin

Tastes like chocolate malts and bourbon, delicious but not all that complex. Not saying I wouldn't like to drink a ton of this but its still one tone.

Good mouthfeel very full bodied and silky but seems to lack carbonation. Alcohol is present on the tongue as the bourbon and roasted chocolate dances across my palate.

Delicious beer, I'd order it again anytime. Not necessarily the greatest bourbon barrel stout I've ever had but memorable and delicious

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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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 barczar
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep black with garnet highlights and a half finger mocha head that dissipates quickly into a ring around the edge of the tulip.

Aroma has underlying dark fruits with roast malts, coffee, and chocolate in mid scent. Bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol finish the profile. A hint of oak is evident as it warms.

Flavor is absolutely incredible. Forgot how great this beer is. Dark fruits are present throughout the taste...plums, figs, bruised dark cherries, dates carry the alcohol and mask it fairly well, though it's still fairly evident. Vanilla, chocolate, and a roast malt/coffee flavor make up the substance of the flavor, with oak making a brief appearance to pull everything together.

Body is full and creamy with minimal carbonation. The fullness causes the delicious flavor to linger just long enough to ensure the full experience is enjoyed. A slight alcohol warmth is comforting, albeit a touch offensive.

If you happen to find this beer available, it's a must-try. Sock away a few for a vertical of you can refrain from drinking them long enough. Even fresh, the flavor profile is intense enough to support the massive alcohol content, which should only mellow with age. A very complex and delicious brew in both aroma and flavor that rivals the best imperial stouts in the world. With a couple years of age to tame the alcohol, its score would only improve.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,493 ratings.