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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,598 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,598
Reviews: 2,326
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,688
Gots: 3,244 | FT: 355
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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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 22:42:44 | More by Joose33
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 22:01:14 | More by jwps214
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

07-07-2014 21:31:24 | More by jmkoller11
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle. 2013 batch. Sampled on July 7, 2014.

Jet black pour and completely opaque. Modest tan head that dissolves.

The Bourbon barrels are pungent in the aroma along with a sweet milk chocolate aroma. There are also some dark fruit notes and a noted yeast character.

Full body that is chewy thick.

The chocolate and modest bitterness really take the lead in the taste with the bourbon warming my entire inside. This beer gets a lot of 5 out of 5's and the only reason I didn't rate it that way is because the boozy nose is just a hit too much for me.But one cannot argue that this is one the best beers on the market that is reasonably accessible to many craft beer lovers like myself.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 19:41:18 | More by puboflyons
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jdelbalzo99

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 16:40:37 | More by jdelbalzo99
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daryk77

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -12.7%

07-07-2014 16:17:56 | More by daryk77
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 16:16:29 | More by MrShake
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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 15:28:25 | More by PhillipMicupp
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adolgonos

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 06:36:29 | More by adolgonos
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Jrobertmac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2014 02:36:18 | More by Jrobertmac
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psuskier

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 01:13:06 | More by psuskier
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BKGriff


5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-07-2014 01:09:13 | More by BKGriff
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A big thank you to my brother Jim who brought this up to our family get together up north this week. He brought 2 bottles, a 2013 and a 2008.

Poured into a tulip glass (Jim said it was a specific type of tulip that I don't recall) very dark with a heavenly aroma. Tasted better than it smelled if that could be possible. Jim claimed he could taste a hint of wet cardboard from the 2008 bottle. His palate is better than mine as I tasted no such imperfection. Overall one of if not the best beers I have had the pleasure to sample.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 16:52:31 | More by AdmiralOzone
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2014 06:24:11 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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dar482

New York

4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours out pitch black and even leaves a film of dark brown when the glass is swirled. A bubbly brown head slowly turns into a subtle mocha dark brown head.

The aroma is a huge robust roasted, a big sweet vanilla, bourbon with a huge theme of chocolate and roasted coffee. There are layers of oak, toasted coconut, rich dark caramel. The aroma is the definition of what a bourbon barrel aged stout should aspire towards.

In the front, the beer punches through of bourbon and sweetness along with rich sticky caramel and dark chocolate and almost a rich chocolate syrup. There’s a touch of dark fruit in the middle as the beer moves onto a huge brown sugar and vanilla sweetness. On the back, there’s a burnt wood flavor and roasted coffee along with toasted coconut. The beer dries out slightly along with medium lingering alcohol and lots of oak tannins and tobacco.

The mouthfeel is luscious and full.

This is easily one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts out there, despite all the other brews that have hype and rarity.

Having this blind 2012 and 2013, I preferred the 2012. Very close beers though. The beer calms down a bit with the bite of BCBS alcohol and heat. The smooth chocolate notes come out more. I'd imagine this beer after 2 years would be even more phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 05:03:13 | More by dar482
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-06-2014 00:44:24 | More by Photchkiss
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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Pennsylvania

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,598 ratings.