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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,314 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,314
Reviews: 2,363
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 1,905
Gots: 3,542 | FT: 374
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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Photo of youknowmyname
3.79/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Odor: Smells like whiskey and molasses.

Pour: Wow, This is the thickest pour I have ever seen. This stuff is like motor oil coming out. It leaves a film on the side of the glass. No head what so ever. No lacing, but still leaves a film once in the glass.

Taste: Jesus Christ, this is strong! When it hits your mouth you taste coffee, brown sugar, hints of chocolate and right when your brain starts to enjoy....BAM, Whiskey and phenols. Very smooth going down, but if you hate whiskey like myself, it's a rough swallow. The whiskey taste lingers for a long time after the drink.

Opinion: I made it about half way through, but this will be my first review I bow out of. I'm not a huge fan whiskey in the first place. If you like whiskey, You will love this stuff. I can appreciate the craftsmanship of this beer but it's just not my type of beer.

youknowmyname, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of JaBes
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

JaBes, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Goldndomer
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Goldndomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of brittanylicious
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

brittanylicious, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of kylemckinnis
5/5  rDev +8.9%

kylemckinnis, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of barneysdad
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

barneysdad, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Scooch
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Scooch, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of deeznuts420
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 version poured into a snifter. poured pitch black that could be smelled instantly. Smelled of chocolate, vanilla,coffee, and toasted coconut.
Taste: had a huge chocolate, coffee,with a vanilla and oakiness. There were also some dark fruit flavors to go along with all the vanilla and toasted coconut. It had a lingering sweet aftertaste with a lot of the aforementioned flavors sticking around.
Overall a world class beer, one of the best bourbon barreled beers around.

deeznuts420, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ssgunbond
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ssgunbond, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of allstar255
4.5/5  rDev -2%

allstar255, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of sherm1016
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

sherm1016, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of blastoderm55
5/5  rDev +8.9%

blastoderm55, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of NinjaPenguin
5/5  rDev +8.9%

NinjaPenguin, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Cloaked_Phantom, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Mazzifer
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Mazzifer, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -12.9%

sansho, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of mbeerdino21
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

mbeerdino21, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of arfenhouse
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 12oz bottle.

A: Pours black with very tiny tan head. Very little lacing.

S: Dark fruit (mainly raisin, almost wine-like), very boozy, cocoa, and a bit of coffee and some vanilla. A little bit of BBA aroma, not nearly as much as others I've had.

T: The BBA is very prevalent in the taste. A spicy bourbon and oak bite upfront followed by dark fruit, cocoa, and a bitter finish.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel that coats the mouth.

O: A good, bold, strong BBA stout. Not the best but it was enjoyable.

arfenhouse, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

samtrillo, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of jhhollier
4.5/5  rDev -2%

jhhollier, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of DannyMac614
4.5/5  rDev -2%

DannyMac614, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Zekenyce, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Flashyspoons
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Flashyspoons, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of coherent_aesthetic
3.25/5  rDev -29.2%

coherent_aesthetic, Feb 08, 2014
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,314 ratings.