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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

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Ratings: 5,789
Reviews: 1,048
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,529
Gots: 2,359 | FT: 190
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-22-2010

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4.12/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’m not a huge BCBS fan because of its boozy, syrupy flavor – still, a great beer. But with this awesome coffee added, I have a feeling it won’t be as noticeable.

Brewed a little over a month ago (“BOTTLED ON 11/12/12” printed big on the label).

A: Dark black-brown color with a silky dark brown head, exhibiting a thick and creamy appearance. Very little lacing and retention, though.

S: One bold, satisfying coffee scent over a chocolaty, malty body. Aromas of spent grounds, roasted grain, Irish cream, and spicy cinnamon are telltale signs of the quality of these beans – impressively rich and complex character. Balance comes with syrupy chocolate and sugary marshmallow cream flavors, though deep, oaky bourbon is palpable. An absolutely delicious nose; the coffee plays wonderfully with the residual sugars.

T: The heat of a viscous, boozy palate envelopes everything about this beer; yep, that’s Bourbon County. Stings with a bit of piney, earthen hops as it lights the fuse of alcohol and smoke, a profile that crackles and dries for the rest of the palate. A powerful whiskey barrel flavor remains taut as baking chocolate and maple take the spotlight for a moment or two, hastily succeeded by vanilla, raisin, and a generally syrupy sugariness. It’s an alcohol-laden stout, but the caramel maltiness is represented boldly in layers of dark fruit and bready pumpernickel. Finishes with tastes of bitter cola and dark chocolate, smooth but sharp on the edges.

M: A bit thin for a beer this menacing, but that’s ok – means I can drink more of it before feeling too full. Warms at first, but you quickly get used to its boozy intensity.

O: A much better beer than the standard Bourbon County Brand Stout. Now, is it worth $20 a bomber? I’d say no. But for a one-time experience, this was great – chocolaty, thick, and with impressive ranges for the coffee tones. A must-try.

Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

DISCLAIMER: this beer is not for the faint of heart. are you looking for a hoppy and or malty stout, find something else to drink! Having tried the normal bourbon county before i got my hand on this, i thought i could not find a better stout. Having said that, i LOVE coffee stouts (Great River's "Redband" being my favorite) and i LOVE bourbon and bourbon stouts (give me some Buffalo Trace and or any bourbon stout - havent found a bad one yet) So if you dont like coffee stout and or bourbon stout DONT TRY THIS ONE!

appearance" pours blacker than the blackest black! thin very dark brown head that quickly vanishes.

aroma: Sweet with fairly strong coffee as well as bourbon very readily apparent, the coffee aroma is different though (every coffee aroma is more than likely always going to differ depending on the beans, roast, style and way in which the coffee was brewed i suppose, chalk another layer of complexity up there for great beer, kiss my grits wine!) there is also some burnt malts with carmel and vanilla.

medium low carbonation, rather smooth on the palate. coffee flavor really comes to the forfront on this one just like the bourbon does on the normal one. there is also some bourboniness to this one too, (I was nervous about this at first but its really great) the coffee lingers then you get this awesome explosion of bourbon in the aftertaste!! Then comes that indescribable warming effect on the esophogus and into ye ole belly.... as Veruca Salt would say in the original Willy Wonka "I can actually feel it"...ahhh nevermind. this one is COMPLETLY PERFECT in EVERY manner!! (I know i said that about the original one.... but this is even better!!!) buy this if you like coffee and bourbon, buy two... or leave them both for me!

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2011 vintage.

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Dark rich syrupy gloss with a great tan head that lasted throughout, leaving huge lacing.

Smell was of faint coffee, dark roasted coffee, baking chocolate.

Taste wise, this beer was very syrupy, very chocolaty, some molasses, roasted coffee, nutmeg, clove. Amazing.

Mouthfeel was thick with decent carbonation.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,789 ratings.