Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by b3shine:
4.22/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deuce to oversized tulip. 2011 Release. Looks good; black with no head or lace whatsoever. Smells good; the coffee's there, but the bourbon is still pleasantly noticeable. Taste is very good, but I feel like the coffee and bourbon are fighting each other instead of marrying. That being said, it will probably come with age. Mouthfeel is good, but I'd personally like a bit more carbonation (maybe it's just this bottle). Overall, a great beer that I look forward to shelving my extra of and revisit in two years.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2012 21:29:40 | More by b3shine
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4.24/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served as the grand finale for the goose island themed tasting. Short notes from 7/27/14. Bottled 11/15/13. Served in a snifter.
A&S: Dark black colored beer, oily residue on the top, likely from the added coffee. Head doesn't hang around all that much, but when it was present it was a light brown color. Very deep black coffee tones, smells like straight chilled black coffee. The aroma hangs out at the same level the whole tasting.
T&M: Not the most complex or evolving beer. I expected the potent coffee tones to mellow and for the beer to develop into this grand mixture of black coffee, dark chocolates, toffee, etc. However this flavors didn't really come to fruition. Boozy whiskey tones were also present. The taste stayed dominated by coffee the whole way through, it gave way a bit but not really all that much. Body was full and on the creamy side, carbonation was low.
Overall: I don't think it was the aging condition, because the goose island barleywine was superb, so I have no clue. Don't get me wrong this beer is still an very excellent beer I just wouldn't put it was the 2nd highest ranking beer on BA.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 00:35:35 | More by minterro
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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