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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,130 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,684
Gots: 468 | 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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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +1%

Shared by a couple new beer buddies for Dan's birthday. Thanks to Mike for bringing this one out. Glad to finally be able to review this beer. Poured into a Hunahpu's snifter and shared with 2 other people

A - Viscous thick beer that pours dark as night leaving little to no head. Didn't expect there to be much but this one coats the glass a good bit

S - Smell is strong notes of bourbon followed by chocolate vanilla oaky hints that meld together. The dominate nose here is the bourbon.

T - Taste follows the nose except the bourbon is not as dominate. The smells have blended together into flavors where there is no one dominate taste. 3 and a half years and a properly cellared rare has made this into a fantastic taste. Chocolate bourbon coffee with hints of Vanilla and an oaky after taste. Not too much heat, at least compared to the Remy's Pappy we opened before

M - Mouthfeel was spot on for a beer this old, not too thin and not too thick. Still pretty full bodied with very minimal carbonation.

O -No oxidation here. It makes me want to seek one out now. Thanks again Mike. Happy that I am able to tick this.

06-25-2014 15:19:06 | More by drmcleod10
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -6.3%

06-25-2014 04:04:58 | More by 77apm
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stephensinner

Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2014 13:43:35 | More by stephensinner
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Texas

5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2014 14:26:02 | More by Theortiz01
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 02:21:54 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kansas

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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HoppySeb

Washington

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -6.3%

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hillvt4me

Vermont

4.64/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle date 11/19/10; bottle number 391.

A: Jet black color. Almost no head; minimal dark brown that quickly fades.

S: Bourbon, coffee and chocolate aromas.

T: malty-chocolate, bourbon, cherry and coffee blend together seamlessly. Oak noe on the tail.

M: Dense with no carbonation, yet smooth and w/ barely a touch of ETOH.

O: Spectacular beer and experience w/ some good friends. Worth every bit of its acclaim.

06-15-2014 00:01:56 | More by hillvt4me
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taospowder

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Louisiana

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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BG24

California

4.75/5  rDev -1%

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jschonert

Missouri

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev -1%

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California

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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legend8706

Virginia

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev -6.3%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev -1%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev -1%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev -1%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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