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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

9,938 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 9,938
Reviews: 2,608
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2,217
Gots: 5,040 | FT: 526
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-26-2003

60 IBU
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Photo of budgreenhi1000
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BryanPeterson
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of lavapajamas
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slavall
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baetix
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of john0721
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ese5002
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of steveheady
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pnelting
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrzazz
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bryan_Schmidt
3.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_Doge
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow.

So bourbon.

Such chocolate.

Much sipper.

Complex.

Wow.

Photo of Divo93
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChicagolandBeerGuy
4.86/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcrowell77
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparty1224
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving: 12 oz. bottle poured into a Founder's CBS snifter. Bottled on 10/17/14, making this 4 months old.

A: Thick, thick, thick. Almost no head to speak of, just a light brown trace of a head near the edges. Beautiful looking beer.

S: Words can't do this aroma justice. The complexity and depth on this nose is unreal. The bourbon is just so perfectly integrated. Smelling this makes me feel like I just stuck my head into a fresh bourbon barrel. Bourbon really dominates here, with some slight notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak and tobacco in the background.

T: Wow, perfection. Not a single off-note here. From beginning to end, this beer just glides right across your palate hitting you with wave after wave of chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, roasted coffee, almonds. Just pitch perfect.

M: Again, perfection. This beer is so, so thick and full. My only gripe with this beer in the past had been that it may be too hot and boozy for me, but this year they nailed it. Maybe because it's 4 months out, or because they toned it down, I don't know, but the bourbon here is just perfectly integrated. What did you expect from a beer called Bourbon County?

O: This is the real deal right here. This is the pinnacle of barrel-aged stouts. Every other BA Imperial Stout needs to be held to this standard right here. I hate giving out 5s across the board, but this imperfect rating system forces me too. Certainly high 90s here. The booziness may be an issue for some, but no one can deny the unbelievable aroma and flavor profile of this beer. It has pretty much everything you want from this style.

Recommendation: Absolutely a must-try. Plus, it's getting more and more available each year!

Photo of s2gsbbia
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer! Perfect mix of bourbon and stout flavor. Heavy but smooth.

Photo of Ginepiece
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of iong516
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ryguy31
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fooferjw
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wytman71
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 9,938 ratings.