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Rare Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,203 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 6.46%
Wants: 1,741
Gots: 471 | FT: 17
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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Rare Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.