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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Rare Bourbon County StoutRare Bourbon County Stout

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 348
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,759
Gots: 470 | FT: 16
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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Bottle #1,591, bottled on Nov. 19, 2010.

Being that this beer is so rare I was hesitant to try it, it's been aging in my cellar for 4 years now and I figured it's about time I open it up. Really impressive, a bit smoother than the original, definitely not as boozy. Has nice subtle bourbon notes, some vanilla and a little bit alcohol, a slight bit of chocolate in the finish. I wish I had bought two bottles so I could compare the early life to the aged but it definitely does not disappoint. It's up there with the BCBS Coffee, which is one of my personal favorites.

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.