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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,673
Gots: 469 | 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:
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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Bottle #6554, 4 oz pour into tulip tasting glass.

A: Black with a light dark brown foam. Foam dissipated rather quickly after pour.

S: Tons of chocolate on the nose followed by powerful scent of bourbon.

T: What I picked up on the nose gets amplified on the palate. Starts with big chocolate and then the rich bourbon flavor starts to build and come into its own. This is such an excellent fusion of flavor.

M: Medium body. Beer leaves its mark on your palate and the flavors persist long after a sip.

O: This was one of the finest imp. stouts I have ever had. I wish I had a more sophisticated bourbon palate to better detect the intricacies of the barrel aging. Regardless, this was like eating a box of chocolates, all of which were filled with pappy!

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

Shared by a couple new beer buddies for Dan's birthday. Thanks to Mike for bringing this one out. Glad to finally be able to review this beer. Poured into a Hunahpu's snifter and shared with 2 other people

A - Viscous thick beer that pours dark as night leaving little to no head. Didn't expect there to be much but this one coats the glass a good bit

S - Smell is strong notes of bourbon followed by chocolate vanilla oaky hints that meld together. The dominate nose here is the bourbon.

T - Taste follows the nose except the bourbon is not as dominate. The smells have blended together into flavors where there is no one dominate taste. 3 and a half years and a properly cellared rare has made this into a fantastic taste. Chocolate bourbon coffee with hints of Vanilla and an oaky after taste. Not too much heat, at least compared to the Remy's Pappy we opened before

M - Mouthfeel was spot on for a beer this old, not too thin and not too thick. Still pretty full bodied with very minimal carbonation.

O -No oxidation here. It makes me want to seek one out now. Thanks again Mike. Happy that I am able to tick this.

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S: Bourbon, coffee and chocolate aromas.

T: malty-chocolate, bourbon, cherry and coffee blend together seamlessly. Oak noe on the tail.

M: Dense with no carbonation, yet smooth and w/ barely a touch of ETOH.

O: Spectacular beer and experience w/ some good friends. Worth every bit of its acclaim.

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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