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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,180 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,717
Gots: 469 | FT: 16
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged 2 years in 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels.

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 10-07-2010)
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4.85/5  rDev +1%

I was lucky enough to attend a Bourbon County bottle share last night where we had every variant present.
This variant was my second favorite of the night just behind Vanilla! I had this beer alongside a regular 2013 bcbs just to compare. Rare is so smooth and more than any other bourbon county variant I have tried you could REALLY taste that pappy barrel. Right at the end, so bright and strong...I was not expecting that. I have read reviews where people say they either a) can not differentiate from regular bcbs or b) it isn't that much better....let me just say it is! These are obviously 1st world beer problems I am referring to but man what a beer! It is still at the top of its game!

TboneRN, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.2%

LockeSD, Wednesday at 12:59 AM
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3.04/5  rDev -36.7%

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4.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle #1,591, bottled on Nov. 19, 2010.

Being that this beer is so rare I was hesitant to try it, it's been aging in my cellar for 4 years now and I figured it's about time I open it up. Really impressive, a bit smoother than the original, definitely not as boozy. Has nice subtle bourbon notes, some vanilla and a little bit alcohol, a slight bit of chocolate in the finish. I wish I had bought two bottles so I could compare the early life to the aged but it definitely does not disappoint. It's up there with the BCBS Coffee, which is one of my personal favorites.

mavbrew, Monday at 01:05 AM
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5/5  rDev +4.2%

SeekingAlpha, Nov 15, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev 0%

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4.65/5  rDev -3.1%

A-dense black color with a nice brown head and some lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, hint of oak

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, bourbon, little toffee, light vanilla

F-medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and silky, little boozy

O-solid variant of BCBS, like the Pappy a little better than the original

MDDMD, Nov 05, 2014
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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.