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Rare Bourbon County Stout (2010) - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,258 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,258
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,799
Gots: 476 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: alcstradamus on 10-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged 2 years in 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,258 | Reviews: 352
Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of N_Schleret
4.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BColton1
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of controlfate
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tbart75
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hopswap1
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerOps
4.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.5/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a deep walnut color. a small tannish head forms and has a low retention. brown viscous legs all around the side of the glass. dark and completely opaque.

Smell: strong booze and bourbon. chocolate, dark fruits and a low roastiness.

Taste: opens up with a strong whisky and some serious alcohol. strong chocolate and dark fruits come in through the middle. more alcohol near the end but finishes with toffee and caramel.

Mouthfeel: thick and viscous, strong alcohol burn and lingering warmth.

Overall: wow. can't believe this one is so old. the alcohol and whisky flavors are still so strong I can't imagine them 4+ years ago.

Photo of ElGordito
4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coolnkw
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rhong187
4.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Winston3737
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.74/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaymo18
4.75/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Svyturys30
4.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kplooki
4.49/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Would have liked to have tried this a couple years ago

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.79/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atrocity
4.88/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of 4lo
4.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a teku glass. Thin tan head on the pour which quickly dissipates, straight heavy black pour. Nose is of liquorice with some chocolate. Very smooth beer after 5 years. You get some chocolate with honey up front. Bourbon picks up and trails off into a liqourice and sweetness at the end. Good mouthfeel that leaves you drymouthed and wanting some more at the end. Great to try once

Photo of mklisz
4.39/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Klicky
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ben7773
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of McSmack
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Along with the King Henry tasting, I also was blessed by tasting this whale gem. So yummy!

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Rare Bourbon County Stout (2010) from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,258 ratings.