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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,101
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,667
Gots: 470 | 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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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.

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,101 ratings.