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

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1,249 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,791
Gots: 474 | FT: 15
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.
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Photo of deebo
4.75/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this a couple years ago. Another chance to try. It's as good as I remember. Amazing in every way.

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

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.91/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

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

Photo of JonathanC
4.99/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rare- (8oz pour)
Tried next to bcbs 07 , bcbs 08, and bcbs 12(doesn't compare just yet)

Pours a dark coffee, motor oil
Smells of sweet bourbon and molasses.
This was very smooth and good. Rare and bcbs 07/08 were each very similar and I would like to add again VERY SMOOTH.

The difference between 07/08 bcbs was that Rare was had a smudge of complexity of interesting notes, (I am assuming from the barrel) towards the end of a sweet chocolate, bourbon ride.

Overall- Superb

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

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

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - pours a viscous, dark coffee color with a brown sugar colored thin head. The head quickly disipitates leaving a nice ring of tiny brown bubbles.

S - bourbon, molasses, fig, hints of dark chocolate, slight caramel and toffee and raisins.

T - smooth bourbon with dark chocolate and toffee. Some caramel on the finish and some dark fruits in there.

M - low carbonation with a thick feel that isn't heavy. It sticks to your palate for a bit after consumption which is nice.


O - fantastic!

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Axnjxn
4.77/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mfbda1daonly
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of cheesy26
4.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOrtt
4.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PhatAtUT
4.97/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cultclassic89
5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly the best beer I've ever had and was surprisingly leaps and bounds better than the 2013 BCBS we had next to it. I wish I could drink this every day. The barrel character is so rich and is unlike any barrel aged beer I've ever had.

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

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

Perfect beer. I was so fortunate to get some of this when it was still around. Unreal.

Photo of CLaBarre
5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oh yeah

Photo of portable
5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rightcoast7
5/5  rDev +4.2%

Rare Bourbon County Stout (2010) from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.