Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by SlothB77:
4.96/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I've had Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder and Westvleteren 12. I personally prefer BCBCS to any of those. The coffee is my personal fav. I have never had KBS or Vanilla Bean Dark Lord or Parabola and maybe when I do I will find I will like one of those better. But for now, the Coffee is my B1 - my Slothy #1 all-time beer.
Expect a part vanilla-bomb out of this one. Very pleasant milky, creamy vanilla notes in here. Also, the alcohol is very well hidden. Not very sessionable, naturally, but not a blast of bourbon. Just comforting, warming heat like a hearth in winter.
The only parts that weren't 5/5 were the appearance and the feel. A tad bit of a thicker head and more lacing on the glass would improve the appearance of the beverage. While the mouthfeel may not be as full-bodied as some would like from this, the creamy silkiness makes up for it.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
12-09-2013 14:12:45 | More by SlothB77
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4.48/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Big and rich, completely black but in some very dark brown at the thick edges, there's a certain oily texture to this big stout. The head is a brown-colored one about a finger tall. Retention is good, and it manages some good lacing despite the oils.
Coffee! Lots of fresh coffee, just-roasted grounds all in the nose and mouth. It's the forefront, but it lets the stout express itself all the same. There's lots of dark cocoa, and the bourbon barrel makes its way in softly but firmly with notes of vanilla and wood while offering just a little heat. The wood is dry and oaky, not a soft wood by any means. The coffee is just so rich and full, especially in the nose. It's like drinking a shot of espresso while sniffing a cup of fresh grounds right next to it after putting a little of very rich chocolate sauce, fresh made from cocoa beans, while having a snifter of bourbon right next to it.
The body is full, rich and thick, but it evens and lightens out in a surprising way, certainly more than I expect. I also can feel a certain oiliness to the grounds on the tongue. It's a good stout, and plenty rich, but it could be cleaner.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 15:03:58 | More by Brenden
4.66/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2013 bottle poured into Hoppin' Frog snifter.
Opaque, black elixir, thin mocha rim, swirls of lacing, and legs all day.
Coffee, toffee/caramel, char, earth tones, dark fruits, bourbon.
Bourbon first, coffee all throughout, thick, dark fruits and chocolate. Yum!
Heavy, thick, tasty, coats the mouth.
Wonderful coffee stout, complex, keeps bringing forth enticing, blended flavors that are unique to the style and keep this brew in a class by itself.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 03:05:20 | More by CaptCleveland
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,499 ratings.