Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.79/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Tasted blind at a horizontal including Vanilla, Rare, Cherry Rye, Bramble Rye, Coffee '12 and an '09 Bomber. Poured into a snifter at approx 55 degrees. Reviewed from blind tasting notes. 5/6 in the lineup.
A- The lowest carbonation of the bunch, essentially no head formation whatsoever upon pouring. Thick, blackest of black, motor oil appearance.
S- Tons of barrel on the nose as well as bourbon. Some sweetness, almost like a port-like oxidation. In addition, some vanilla.
T- Tons of vanilla, barrel and bourbon. The vanilla is very rich and the most apparent note. Tastes absolutely fantastic.
M- Thick, rich, and lingering. Not much more to be said. Simply fantastic from start to finish. Minimal carb.
O- We actually misidentified this as the '09 bomber, and the '09 bomber as this. To be honest, we all enjoyed the '09 more, although this was the close second out of our ratings by just 1 or 2 total points. We should have been able to guess by the very low levels of carbonation. Either way, this is a fantastic beer, but I think it may have peaked. When I had this back in May, it definitely had a bit more oomph than this bottle.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 16:49:52 | More by justforrazors
Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.