Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 7,986 | Reviews: 2,342 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,986 ratings.