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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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5,635 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,635
Reviews: 1,024
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,349
Gots: 2,273 | FT: 182
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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Photo of Creosote
4.8/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kegger37
4.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.27/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
4.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of babyrocks
4.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at the Pine Box, Seattle. I had this alongside Abraxas and Berserker, as part of their Strong Ale Fest, and it was interesting to compare these three Imperial Stouts. At first taste, the BCBCS seemed a little in the shadow of the other two beers, both of which have quite a few more strong flavors competing for your attention. But over a forty-five minute time drinking all three beers, BCBCS really came to the fore. It's so smooth, so perfectly balanced. It's just the right combination of an incredible stout, with coffee, vanilla, and whisky flavors all blended together harmoniously. It's got a quiet intensity and great depth. At the end, my wife and I both agreed that it was our favorite among these three exceptional stouts.

Photo of Brent_ray
4.85/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fraz13r
4.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wesley_Legg
4.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjdun86
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DavidBart
4.41/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge fan of stouts, porters etc. so it's hard for me to be completely objective. I definitely see this beer has something special about it. I guess it could sweep you off your feet if it was on draught. I had it in a bottle. I thought it was a very good beer, but I would be surprised if someone told me it's # 2 on the list. Goes to show you, what do I know.

Photo of rongcsc
4.8/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Crispy21
4.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.56/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skwalk47
4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.12/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rumi
4/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hazelchips
1.84/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have had this the past two years and still don't understand the rave about it. It's to maltie! Maybe I need to let it sit longer. Don't know but for the price I can name two dozen beers I would rather have.

Photo of Precog640
4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great beer. Coffee flavor is wonderful. Worthy of the hype.

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoleBriety
4.85/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timoteo833
4.65/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft @ Harry's Hofbrau RWC on 1/9/15. Aroma of predominantly coffee with booze, hints of roasted malt and vanilla. Pleasant mouthfeel and tastes of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Very solid for the style…could drink several more of these.

Photo of lawsonciv
4.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,635 ratings.