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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,097 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 8,097
Reviews: 2,352
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,840
Gots: 3,451 | FT: 379
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%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Rilesmiles, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of James773
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%

Dark as night. Smells of vanilla, bourbon warmth, a little coffee. Taste is the same; very intense and rich. The mouthfeel is incredible; intensely creamy and thick. The alcohol is quite warm but much more than welcome. I nursed one 12oz bottle for about an hour, but I wasn't such a good judge of how the flavors/aroma changed as it warmed because I was quite buzzed by the bottom of my glass. :)

James773, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Gio, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown bottling date but 2013 vintage, shared and drank out of my "Brewing Up a Revolution" NHC 2013 glass over ~30-45 minutes:

A: 3/3 - jet black (cannot read or see through), creamy tan carbonation pours thick and then settles into a subtle glass lacing, large alcohol legs that recirculates on swirling

S: 11/12: intense barrel-aged imperial stout notes - coconut, vanilla, molasses, roasted coffee and bitter chocolate; no hop character on the nose

T: 19/20: on the front of the tongue, the flavor perfectly matches the aroma - dark chocolate, molasses, dark coffee roast, vanilla, coconut and toffee; in the middle of the mouth, the intensity continues with an assault of roasted malts - special roast, roasted barley and dark British malts - and alcohol; mild-to-moderate residual sweetness with a mild aftertaste

M: 5/5 - thick, motor oil-like mouthfeel, big alcohol feel and burn; low carbonation; incredibly creamy and smooth!

O: 19/20 - huge hype surrounds it with good reason; this is definitely one of the best barrel-aged imperial stouts that is an intense sipper and ages exceptionally well; will continue to buy a four pack and age at least one for a vertical tasting; highly recommended!

TOTAL - 47/50

MNishCT77, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Sinatra716, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

rickcrip76, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BigBlueShep, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Zach1251, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Rmbr2, Jan 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

UTCengOwl, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Ainjyll, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

vmdominguez, Jan 21, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Pours a midnight black with a thin tan head. Head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Very nice. Big blast of bourbon,vanilla, and oak. Chocolate comes out as the beer warms.

T - Just like the smell. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and oak. There is some alcohol burn in the finish.

M - Thick bodied wit low carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, but helps complements the bourbon.

O - This is easily the best stout I've ever had and one of the best beers I've ever had. Simply put it's world class.

TreyIsWilson, Jan 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

livehoppy, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Anewjourneyof, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

trentbrown89, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

kswartz, Jan 20, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured into a goblet.

A- Black, thick with a chocolate head the moves fast. Perfect looking for the style.

S- You can smell it as soon as the cap is popped. Chocolate. bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, molasses, dark fruits and alcohol. Its amazing.

T- Bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, tobacco, burnt sugar, alcohol burn and fudge. Very complex and so good.

M- Perfect. Coats the palate and is so good. Hides alcohol well for how high it is.

O- One of the best stouts I've ever had, barrel aged or not. This is a great treat.

NCalement, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

codyhaskell, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

lswilma, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

IAmAWalrus, Jan 19, 2014
Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,097 ratings.