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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,001 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,001
Reviews: 2,342
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,801
Gots: 3,405 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-10-2014 21:59:03 | More by dsm45
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-10-2014 14:02:58 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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JD_Bogerdy

Florida

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-10-2014 09:02:32 | More by JD_Bogerdy
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samwipf

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 05:28:50 | More by samwipf
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Arkansas

4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

01-10-2014 04:12:59 | More by Seabass1964
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andilane

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 03:50:31 | More by andilane
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Texas

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 03:30:09 | More by bram325
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-10-2014 02:31:10 | More by BJasny
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anhigdon

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 01:49:52 | More by anhigdon
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msanborn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 20:06:02 | More by msanborn
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rdooley

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-09-2014 19:13:27 | More by rdooley
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Bnjmnlws

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 19:08:01 | More by Bnjmnlws
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Jonathan2291

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-09-2014 17:03:45 | More by Jonathan2291
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Mattyc88

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 14:52:25 | More by Mattyc88
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

01-09-2014 01:44:34 | More by Eighty
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pinyin

New York

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%

The head, body and lacing on this stout is damn near perfect.

Smell was typical for a heavier, creamier, higher abv stout, not too overpowering, and slight aromas of vanilla, maybe some coffee and even chocolate.

The first sip is truly amazing. Like knock your socks off good. But then the alcohol hits your brain and you are reminded to slow it down and enjoy.

Go easy with any of these Goose Island Bourbon Counties, not only are they expensive but they will intoxicate you quick, and you will miss out on all that savory stout flavoring.

Drank in a snifter.

I did notice that these tend to taste better at a slight chill, barely above room temperature. I might even pick up a few more 4 packs and wax coat them for aging. These seem like the perfect candidate for aging.

01-09-2014 01:29:32 | More by pinyin
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%

Was happy to see this offered at a local store. Had some high expectations given its spot on the top 250 beer list, but was also cautious because of the high-alcohol content. I was hoping it didn't power the ratings and wouldn't overpower the beer.

The pour was on point, with a little less head than some stouts, but given the ABV, not unexpected. The nose has obvious bourbon, but the dark roasted malt smell is also there. There's also notes of brown sugar and oak.

The taste starts with a twinge of alcohol heat, but the backbone is roasted malt with some semi-sweet chocolate and honey mixed in (in my re-review, I actually get a decent taste of coconut!?). The taste is pretty smooth throughout, well balanced. There's a little tartness that appears in the background, reminding me oddly of a tart apple.

I did thoroughly enjoy the beer. The bourbon/alcohol tastes were present, but not overpowering (I noticed these less in the re-review). The roasted malt nature of a stout is not lost, and the balance of these things is well done.

Re-review:
I know it's only been a month, but on my second try of this beer, I enjoyed it even more. It's sweetness (chocolate/honey mentioned above) appealed to me, and the overall beer seemed smoother. One month is not aging, but the difference in my impression of the difference in tastes is as if the beer had done just that.

01-09-2014 00:56:37 | More by cjgiant
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Hirshi

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-08-2014 07:58:07 | More by MichaelStoudBeard
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,001 ratings.