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Lion's Pride Bourbon County Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Lion's Pride Bourbon County Stout
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 5.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Khazadum on 03-17-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Anonymous1, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

klipper, May 13, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Stoutfest. Served in the affiliated taster glass. My first experience with Koval barrel-aged beers was pretty terrible so hopefully this turns out better.

A - Looks like most BCS variants do. Black with a thin crust of head that dissipates to a thin collar.

S - The Koval whiskey character is quite interesting, imparting a nice whiskey, butterscotch, and molasses character. The typical rich Bourbon County flavor is here as well.

T - Taste features incredibly smooth whiskey, butterscotch, oak, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel. Alcohol is quite well-hidden in this variant, and the balance between barrel and whiskey is excellent.

M - Super smooth, very low carbonation, medium-full body, rich and viscous, with some light barrel dryness.

D - Superb stuff across the board. I guess the Koval barrels are pretty good when used by a competent brewery.

MasterSki, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

kif, Mar 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

FievelGoesWest, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Think bourbon county stout with a much stronger whiskey character. Were talking sharp more than sweet, bitter chocolate over sweet fruits, dark flavors. Sharp and tangy whiskey smooths it out initially but caused a rising volatile heat. Not something harsh, but complex. Paired with an 84 year old whiskey you'll see how quickly a whiskey can overwhelm the palate. It smells like you'd expect with a hint of ethanolic caramel. Less chocolate, more molasses.

There is a nice dirty vegetal sweetness from the bourbon and barrels. The smoothness makes this chuggable. Unbelievable smooth back end.

Khazadum, Mar 17, 2012
Lion's Pride Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.