Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.22/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours out a very dark brown color that appears pitch black in glass. One finger medium tan colored head forms which has decent retention and lacing. Good looking beer.
Smell: I get a lot of roasted malts of course as well as a pretty obvious coffee presence that really adds something. A good barrel presence as well, but they do seem a bit on the muted side. The barrel has definitely given-way a bit here.
Taste: A lot of roasted malts up front of course. And here is where I can really tell the difference between this and regular BCS. I get a great deal of coffee flavor, and a nice barrel presence that isn't too prominent. A good deal of bitter baker's chocolate comes out as the beer warms more, and the bourbon presence integrates better too.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Between medium and full bodied with fine carbonation, and is pretty creamy overall. Overall, the flavor is the highlight of the beer for me without a doubt. The coffee is a nice addition to the base BCS.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2011 01:15:47 | More by zhanson88
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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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