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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,568 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 7,568
Reviews: 2,326
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,679
Gots: 3,235 | FT: 356
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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Billpare

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

tasting 2012 bottle - Gift from a friend last May that has been sitting in a dark, cool cellar. Decided to pop open with the release of 2013.

Dark chocolate appearance.

dark roast coffee, bourbon, slight sweet vanilla smell

taste bourbon up front. notes of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla coffee , spiced rum?

Smooth, easy to drink at 15%. looking forward to comparing 2013.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 19:07:43 | More by Billpare
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

12-14-2013 17:36:26 | More by Bluescooter
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SnifterLifter

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2013 15:37:19 | More by SnifterLifter
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frothy_80

Missouri

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2013 12:41:19 | More by frothy_80
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WhatIsFear

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2013 11:10:00 | More by WhatIsFear
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz to a snifter, bottled 11/8/13. Given a few minutes to warm up. 14.9% edition

Pours pitch black with almost three fingers of mocha colored foam. Retention is good, still waiting for it to die down, down to a finger and a half after 90 seconds. No transparency or visible carbonation. Good lacing, good looking beer

Smells of rich oak, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and alcohol. All the scents melt into each other really nicely for being so young, pretty complex and fun to smell. Can't find any faults with it

Taste is oak and coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Vanilla and molasses come through next with dark fruits, finishing with a nice bourbon and alcohol taste. Again for being a month old the flavor blends really really well

Feel is thick, smooth, and creamy. Alcohol concealed incredibly well for being almost 15%, dangerously drinkable

Overall worth the hype and $6 a 12oz. Really incredible stuff, can't express how happy I am to finally have this in Nevada

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 08:37:38 | More by lordofstarside
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Gipsy_Danger

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2013 06:58:40 | More by Gipsy_Danger
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someoneintheroad

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2013 05:53:34 | More by someoneintheroad
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midnitesun11

California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-14-2013 05:08:03 | More by midnitesun11
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2013 03:10:48 | More by Denzo
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2013 02:50:53 | More by bigbeers84
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SoonerNY

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2013 02:41:23 | More by SoonerNY
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not-mel-brooks

New York

3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

prelude: the mobile site knocked me off half way through my review . fix this please.

OK: #1 why is there a note on the bottle warning "Develops over 5 years in the bottle?" Do they expect me to not drink it,
#2 My retailer will only sell one bottle per customer. wtf

Smell is nice . This is how a stout should smell. Other claim its overwhelming. Not true.

No head. But, it has enough carbonation to cut through the rather thick liquid.

I couldn't taste the bourbon at first. But, then it came through .

This is a very good stout . But, not the best.

Its worth a try . 2 of these will knock you out.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 02:33:13 | More by not-mel-brooks
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egoo33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2013 02:25:35 | More by egoo33
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pfcorsar

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

12-14-2013 01:13:22 | More by pfcorsar
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chicagobeer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2013 00:40:35 | More by chicagobeer
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emmgee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 23:56:59 | More by emmgee
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 23:37:38 | More by jaywes754
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 22:04:07 | More by canucklehead
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21Maestro8

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-13-2013 19:45:54 | More by 21Maestro8
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 18:23:29 | More by mdube0378
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Broden

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 08:18:11 | More by Broden
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Troville1990

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 07:17:01 | More by Troville1990
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aflies

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

12-13-2013 04:29:29 | More by aflies
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kevindp9

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 04:11:25 | More by kevindp9
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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