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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,697
Gots: 472 | 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:
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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22oz. bottle poured into a Bourbon County Snifter, split the bottle with Davey101. Bottled on 11/19/10 Bottle Number 3302. Huge thanks to kdmcguire10 for the bottle.

Appearance: Pitch black with a 1/2" tan head that recedes to a nice cap and leaves a whole lot of nice sticky lacing.

Smell: Vanilla,bourbon, and mocha/chocolate all balanced very well in a noticeably complex aroma.

Taste: Rich diversity of flavor starting with barrel character vanilla and bourbon all layered on top of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. You could say that the vanilla was slightly more forward than the other major flavors but not dramatically. The flavor is so deep an so balanced and although you can still taste the bourbon it was not as "Hot" as regular BCBS, in fact it was not as "hot" as the BCBVS from 2010 that I had last week, and I found the vanilla character of the Rare to be more enjoyable than the BCBVS.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and very lush, yet it did not coat the palate.

Overall: A beer that I did not honestly expect to be as good as it's widely known reputation; however, it really was exceptional and very different from any other BA Stout that I've tried. An incredible beer that I never thought I'd ever try, so thanks again to Kris.

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.