Old '84 Rye Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Stoutfest. Served in the matching taster glass.
A - All these BCS variants look the same, particularly once the dime of foam dissipates.
S - This one reminded me a lot of BCS Rare/vintage bottles of BCS. The whiskey flavor is intense, but the beer somehow comes across as mellow nonetheless. Obviously this isn't a bad thing, but I was expecting more divergence from the regular version. There's perhaps a touch of spicy rye, but I find that really old American whiskeys tend to start converging at a similar flavor.
T - Again, really nice stuff, but hard to pick apart from regular BCS without the virtue of an A/B comparison (pun not intended). Whiskey is prevalent and imparts a mild amount of characteristic rye spice. Plenty of chocolate, dark fruit, and caramel sweetness too, but I'd expect nothing less of BCS.
M - Pretty similar to the Lion's Pride I had side-by-side.
D - I liked this one, but not quite as much as the Koval barrel-aged version. Also, every time I have one of this variants I'm reminded of how much a classic regular ol' BCS is and how much I long for the days where I could buy it year-round off the shelf.
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2012 01:16:23 | More by MasterSki
4.6/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great bourbon county traditional appearance, its thinner than you expect on appearance. Thick inky clouds.
Gigantic chocolate with perfect bourbon character. Heat on back end. Sherry, caramel, molasses. Sweet, with a light spicy bite.
Tastes.. spicy bourbon, great great heat, sweet molasses, caramels from everywhere. Sherry and deep dark fruits. The finish is a lingering spicy love with bite. It's the best plain Jane variation ever. That rye is so prevalent and so noticeable. It's complex bourbon.
Serving type: growler
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
03-17-2012 16:58:04 | More by Khazadum
Old '84 Rye Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.