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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: 5,770
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,510
Gots: 2,348 | FT: 188
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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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2011 bottling.

Poured a muddy black-brown, viscous, with a thin skein of rich mocha head. Smell was all about chocolates and coffee beans roasting at a coffee house. Lightly boozy. Taste follows the nose with cocoa and French roasted coffee, vanilla, raisins, coconut, dark fruits. Rich, complex and decadent without being sweet. Bourbon notes are ever-present but in the background. Perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Velvety mouthfeel and body. Really enjoyed this one and not much more to add except this is a world class beer.

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Re-Review, these scores (above) are from a Nov 2012 bottling sampled April 2013. This fresher bottle was AWESOME. Text review (below) is the old review.


2010 bottling, sent to me in a really good trade and a bottle I've been wanting to share with my brother. Split with him, with my portion poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Dark, dense, opaque body...viscous alcohol feet...quickly receding dark tan head.

S: Big time vanilla and bourbon-y/sweet aromas...huge chocolate presence, hints of caramel, coffee is buried but still noticeable...toasted oak and hints of coconut. Doesn't seem boozy at all.

T: Lots of chocolate and vanilla with underlying mocha, caramel...bourbon notes, flash of sweeter toffee and burnt sugars. Impressed by the amount of chocolate - again, the alcohol is really only felt, not tasted.

MF: Sticky, viscous, and lower carbonation levels. Very full bodied.

O: Very little coffee in this guy but its still a very good bourbon-barrel-aged stout, as one would expect from a GI BCBS variant. Looking forward to trying this one more fresh.

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Black pour with a large tan head. Aroma is lots of vanilla, coffee, and toffee. Flavor is up front stale coffee, chocolate, banana, vanilla, molasses, and caramel. Big boozy finish, very rich. The coffee was pretty bad up front but worked well in the finish.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,770 ratings.