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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,986 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,986
Reviews: 2,342
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,797
Gots: 3,401 | FT: 373
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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dwren89

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: inky black, dark tan head,

Aroma: strong bourbon aroma that is oaky and molasses like, with prevalent roasty notes. Very potent aroma overall

Taste: very bourbon like flavor, with stinging bite of bourbon, that mellows to roasty stout flavor that is like roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel: thick, full bodied, with a strong bourbon bite that definitely stings before mellowing out

Overall: Great beer. One of the strongest in terms of bourbon bite, but it mellows beautifully into a deep and full bodied roasted coffee flavor.

01-15-2014 01:02:36 | More by dwren89
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jonnypopgun

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-14-2014 22:58:20 | More by jonnypopgun
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Dag48

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-14-2014 22:31:52 | More by Dag48
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-14-2014 19:01:07 | More by nh_hawkeye
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RSGeraghty

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-14-2014 16:20:14 | More by RSGeraghty
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gmendez1122

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 07:08:50 | More by gmendez1122
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Pwnzilla

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-14-2014 04:59:39 | More by Pwnzilla
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RonJeezy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 04:10:34 | More by RonJeezy
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Jonbw

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 04:07:29 | More by Jonbw
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thegiantc

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-14-2014 03:26:22 | More by thegiantc
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kushlash23

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 03:10:21 | More by kushlash23
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-14-2014 02:09:08 | More by mattmarka1
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michaelg137

Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +4.6%

One of the best smelling beers ever! I smell fudge, chocolate cake, leather, bourbon, vanilla, and a little bit of coffee. Taste goes along with the smell except i get some heat from the alcohol which isnt a bad thing. Bourbon hits me right away and fades to a nice taste of vanilla and coffee. Balanced well for being almost 15% This beer is perfection. Its my first one ever and I cant wait to dig into the rest of them. Cheers!

01-14-2014 02:04:08 | More by michaelg137
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drbenderdo

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 01:41:40 | More by drbenderdo
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jrae2424

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2014 01:17:14 | More by jrae2424
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2014 21:59:35 | More by mrskunk
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thudean

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-13-2014 21:10:51 | More by thudean
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2014 03:37:42 | More by thereal_adam
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

Bottled on 11 Oct 13 (#1217) poured into snifter.

A: Aggressive pour. Oily, pitch black liquid. Half finger dark tan head recedes quickly. Lacing is good.

S: Lots of bourbon off the nose. Dark fruit, bit of wood, and alcohol. However, the bourbon is the most dominant aspect.

T: Roasted malt and chocolate up front. Bourbon soaked raisins and prunes after. Lots of bourbon, but very estery, as well. Minimal hops and bitterness. A bit cloying toward the end with a final shot of bourbon and fruit. Touch of alcohol and the end with a burning going down the throat.

M: Light carbonation, slightly more of a watery body than you'd expect. Alcohol is definitely present. Not hard to drink, but commands to be sipped.

O: I don't like the base beer, but the bourbon aging helps it out a bit. A bit too sweet and cloying after awhile. Could do with a bit more bitterness, less esters, and a bit more body.
Overrated, but still good.

01-13-2014 03:30:55 | More by TTAmod
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TwoBeers

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2014 02:33:32 | More by TwoBeers
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sonnmr31

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-13-2014 02:26:59 | More by sonnmr31
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MurphyCorp

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2014 02:26:16 | More by MurphyCorp
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2014 00:33:00 | More by Hendrick24
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-12-2014 23:37:21 | More by beerforpresident
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acashk

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-12-2014 23:18:18 | More by acashk
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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