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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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5,650 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,650
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,374
Gots: 2,286 | FT: 184
Brewed by:
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle.

A wonderfully balanced stout. Great roast flavor but without bitterness or astringency. And the roast comes with a rounded sweetness of chocolate.

Nicely full flavor while easy to drink. This stout left me wanting more, and it wasn't so big that it filled me up.

A nearly perfect beer!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 Vintage, split three ways, with a big cigar

Appearance: this beer pours a "black as night color" from the bottle with just a little toasted marshmallow colored head. The head goes quick though and just leaves midnight black in the glass. As you swirl it, the beer leaves legs like a perfect pour of bourbon

Smell: can smell this from across the room. It is like being in a coffee shop and having the barista drop in a dram of bourbon into your coffee. I found the smell to truly be perfect, as is clear by my rating of this brew. Lots of depth to the aroma- some hidden vanilla and blackberry notes.

Taste: I should just leave this blank, because I was so blown away by how this tasted that I was truly speechless yesterday when we cracked this. Front is pure espresso, roast/toasty notes are unavoidable- then the transformation takes place. Bourbon, toffee, salty caramel, almond, and marshmallow were all easily identifiable. So damn smooth.

Overall: I am not sure what else I could ask for in a beer- puts a 100$ bottle of bourbon to shame.

Cheers!

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,650 ratings.