Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.93/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
BOTTLED ON: 03/26/10 2114
I was lucky enough to be at Binny's, in Chicago, last week when these were delivered. Grabbed a couple of bottles, happily.
Just like it should, this pours up black. It has a dark brown head of foam that is just about one-fingers worth thick. The retention is good and fades to a surface covering film. The lacing is very good and tries it's best to be sticky. The liquid leaves a thin filmy/oily coating though and the lacing keeps sliding back down because of this.
Wow, does that smell good! It has all of the bourbon presence of BCS but it is joined by a very wonderful presence of dark roasted coffee. These smells don't cancel/balance each other out so much as they just compliment each other. A big, rich, chocolate profile is joined by a very nice roasted malt presence. Definite hints of vanilla and oak. Less obvious notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits.
Damn, that is smooth and delicious. This is a very big and bold beer, yet it is smooth enough that it doesn't come off as heavy-handed.
Very nice vanilla notes hit me first, followed by butterey oak and bourbon notes. Lots of chocolate mixes with a slight brown sugar presence. This gives way to a deep, dark, rich, coffee profile that is beyond my expectations. It finishes with a light touch of caramel and just a hint of dark fruits. The finish is rich and long-lingering.
The taste of the bourbon is here, but there isn't a trace of booziness. No heat at all.
This one is full-bodied and has a nice, medium level of carbonation. It is incredibly smooth and has a fantastic level of creaminess to it.
I don't taste the 13.00%abv, but it's not hiding it's effects. This is extremely smooth, well balanced, complex, and highly drinkable. Just be careful with it!
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2010 04:30:45 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2012 Bourbon County Bomber bought by houdiniRN and drank at Eagle Street Grille in St. Paul Minnesota during the laughable migration week in the twin cities.
The beer was nice and dark, mouthfeel was amazing as with all bourbon county beers, nice and thick almost like a milkshake...
Taste was more similar to reg bourbon county stout as the coffee had faded a bit, but I feel like thats why this beer shined..with 1-2 years on this beer this was perfectly balanced (but this is coming from a guy that isn't a huge coffee stout fan)
Better than KBS
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 03:42:10 | More by TboneRN
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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