Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by mentor:
4.53/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a finger of dark tan head over a pitch liquid. Smells coffee, cocoa, vanilla, clean alcohol sting, almond, bourbon, black-strap molasses, and very lightly of mint. Thick, robust, hearty aroma. Well balanced and inviting. Only knock is that there is a drying acidity, like from coffee that has been left on the burner too long.
Tastes wonderful. Intense flavors with a clean alcohol. Not as sticky sweet as regular BBCS. Flavors are coffee, wet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, hazelnut & almond, caramel-coated raspberries, sweetened scorch, blackberry, and chocolate malt. Great diversity of flavors that are balanced and complimentary.
Moderate carbonation, thick in the mouth (but lifted off the tongue by carbonation and clean alcohol sting), and has a lingering warming. An acidity associated with the coffee is a bit to astringent for my preferences.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2014 04:11:50 | More by mentor
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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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