Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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
4.56/5 rDev -0.4%
A - Black syrup, rocket fuel, motor oil, etc. Almost no head even when served warm and poured aggressively.
S - My only rating that may fall lower than average. I had a hard time smelling any complexity, only bourbon and a sweet raisin/chocolate smell came through. It probably doesn't help that we are making chilli and the whole house smells of it.
T - First sip let me down, but every sip after that was pretty damn good. I really like the bourbon notes and sweet aftertaste. I hope some of the additional flavors come with aging.
M - Just as thick feeling as you would expect based on the pour.
O - It's a really good beer, and I'm lucky enough to live close to the source so that I can continue to try it each year. I look forward to tasting this 2013 bottle sometime later in 2014.
01-11-2014 23:00:55 | More by Bowers-Brew
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,005 ratings.