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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: 5,650
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,377
Gots: 2,286 | FT: 184
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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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4.33/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was able to sample this for the second time this weekend. Pours a thick dark black with a frothy creamy tan head that sticks around for a bit. The aroma is dominated by the coffee but also has some chocolate and a caramel and hints of barrel to round it out quite nicely. The flavor is thick and sweet with a sugary mix of caramel chocolate and coffee. The addition of coffee seems to round out the bourbon and oak of the regular version quite nicely. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy sugary mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Too bad these are so hard to get.

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours opaque black.

T: Chocolate, Marshmallow, Vanilla, Bourbon, Coffee, Alcohol.

M: Thick, Coats the tongue and the glass.

S: Still sporting a strong alcohol with a tad of chocolate and bourbon. 4.75/5 Not the perfect nose but damn close.

O: (2010 version) Didn't try this one fresh, was a year old when I got to try and review. Some complex flavors going on with chocolate and coffee. Vanilla/Bourbon came through nicely in the finish. Best version I've tried! 4.75/5 overall. In my top 5 favorites!

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter; 2012 vintage, bottled on 1/11/12, bottle #1543

Oily black body with a thin mocha colored cap. Head fades quickly and settles to a spotty layer with some clingy lace around the edges. Sludgy, viscous body that leaves an oily coating inside the glass when swirled.

Bourbon and coffee leap from the glass and greet your nose with a warm hello. Dark roasted malt, almost nutty in spots, with some sweet dark fruits, rum, vanilla, and dry oak round out an impressive aroma. Bold and daring.

Complex, rich flavors. Enticing, bold, and robust. How many adjectives can I use? Rich milk chocolate rushes onto the palate with bourbon and coffee grinds quickly in tow. Dark fruits, vanilla, dry oak, rum, and molasses all blend together to form one of the most complex profiles I have come across.

Full bodied, lush and velvety. A touch of warming in the finish, but it never overwhelms, considering the 14% abv. Lingering flavor of chocolate covered coffee beans and some ethanol.

Rare is in a class above all other in this series, but the Coffee variant is a damn fine beer. Easily world class. An incredible experience that unfurls new flavors with each sip. Utterly delicious.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great, but of all the Bourbon County Brand series beers (Bramble, Vanilla, the regular BCBS and Rare), this ranks last. The Rare and Vanilla are seriously a lot better. And if you are not a big coffee fan, this beer is a bit over the top with a massive coffee flavor. So, again, while this is a great beer, don't go overboard to get a bottle...the regular BCBS is a bit better. Enjoy with friends...a bottle on your own is a bit much!

A: Pours a nice deep n' dark pitch black with deep brown head.

S/T: Overloaded with smells and tastes of coffee, coffee, coffee...nice heat with bourbon undertones (coffee somewhat overpowers the vanilla notes)...

M: Very nice and smooth, simply great....

O: Great, really nice stout....

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours dead as night. Small tan head, leaves to disk. Small bubbly lace.

S - Beautiful mix of sweet malt, vanilla, and booze.

T - Heavy malt, booze, and vanillla.

M - Heavy body, great balance, esp considering the heft.

D - One of my favorite beers.

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4/5  rDev -14.7%

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5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.97/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

super glad that my buddy who lives south of Chicago was able to get one of these and was willing to share it with my last time I came through town. opened the 22oz bottle and poured it into a snifter glass. The smell is GREAT love BCBS and with the addition of coffee it adds another level to the taste. The beer is like black syrup with little to no head. The smell is of bourbon and espresso orated coffee (huge coffee nose on this one). The taste is outstanding I love what goose island is doing with these beers. They are some of my favorites, it's just a bummer how heard it is to get them.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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