Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by BSK_ONE:
4.89/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours black into the glass. Little carbonation, little head with a slight ring of cherry red coloring around the rim.
S: Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, and oak aromas sting the nostrils in a good way. The smell entices you to want to drink it, but don't. For first time drinkers of this beer, stop and wait at this stage to enjoy. (Coming from a man who only has 1 12 oz bottle)
T: Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, and coffee sends a smooth flavor rolling down the tongue. Stopping and high five-ing every taste bud on its way down the throat. Best stout I've ever had until this point.
M: Probably the best quality of this beer is the mouthfeel. Warm and cozy, this beer spreads out, commands the gums to fetch its slippers, pulls back the arm on the recliner and makes itself at home. I don't want this feeling to end.
O: Is it the rarity of this beer that makes me want to have it on the specialist of occasions? If I had 2 cases of this sitting in front of me right now, would I feel the same? Not sure. May never know. All I know is I don't want this beer to end.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 02:29:33 | More by BSK_ONE
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Nice pour, pitch black, small tan head.
Smells mostly of Bourbon and dark malts, some dark fruit, a small veggie note, and the fresh coffee isn't as strong as i expected.
That changes in the taste. Starts quite acidic with strong coffee and boozy raisin. Mellows down a bit after the initial sip, coffee gets roastier, some sweet spices, vanilla and nice barrel notes show up, clearer rich dark chocolate. Very clear Bourbon on the palate, packing a bit too much booze, but that's explainable (14.3 abv). Strong coffee in, strong coffee out in the aftertaste, with a touch of roasted malts and dark fruit.
Perfect for a sipper, especially because the booze doesn't seem to mellow down too fast.
Big on the coffee and barrel notes, it didn't quite live up to its huge hype. A monster RIS anyway, no need to be biased here.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 07:12:57 | More by dcmchew
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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