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Bourbon Country Guide

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Gooby, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Gooby

    Gooby Aspirant (30) Wisconsin Feb 2, 2013

    I tried this beer and loved it! But I don't know to much about it.

    Somebody here has to be an expert on this beer, its so good. I'm looking for some sort of definitive guide to help me learn more. How many years was it made, what ones are the good ones, and so on. I heard their are flavors too?!?

    Experts, please help!
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  2. BeastLU

    BeastLU Savant (485) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Uh oh. Your about to get told how evil it is because its made by ABI.
  3. Either this is a joke thread or you've had way too many "countries." Regardless, cheers!
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  4. Regular:
    05-12 sold in 12 oz bottles
    09 also had bombers
    03 had a release, but not a traditional one.

    10 saw vanilla and coffee bombers, and rare too
    11 saw bramble and coffee bombers
    12 saw cherry rye and coffee bombers.

    Edit: my favorite of all time was the rare. Followed by coffee 12 and vanilla.
    Regular is world class by itself though
  5. DaveLikesAle

    DaveLikesAle Aficionado (245) Ohio Jan 24, 2006

    Are you referring to Bourbon COUNTY? As in Bourbon County Brand Stout (and derivatives)?
  6. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (360) New York Jul 16, 2011

    they're ALL good ones. every single bleeping one of them. Apparently, the original bcbs will be available continually as of this June, if all goes according to their plans.
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  7. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (250) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Damn, I'm jealous. I reeeeaaalllyyy wanted to try this, but I couldn't find a single bottle here in AZ.
  8. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (375) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    Thinking of having one this weekend, BCBS 12.
  9. Gooby, please, the real question is which is molassier?
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  10. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    IF BCBS is available year round, and is of the same quality that is produced seasonally, its all over for me.

    I could drink cases of that with growlers of local Cape May Centennial IPA for the rest of my life.
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  11. vacax

    vacax Advocate (620) California Jun 3, 2008

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  12. BradStokley

    BradStokley Savant (340) Maryland Jan 19, 2013

    Bourbon County is to BA stouts as Pliny the Elder is to DIPAs. It's the standard and all others are judged in comparison to it. At least IMO.
  13. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (350) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I'm anxious to see how regular the availability will be...and how regular availability will impact sales of $25 4-packs. I could see myself putting off the purchase in perpetuity if I know it'll always be there...but how cool would it be to be able to snap up a bottle or a 4-pack or a case at will? Sometimes nothing else will do...and it would be nice to just be able to grab it whenever the mood strikes.
  14. I love Bourbon County, so I can't imagine what Bourbon Country is like! ;)
  15. "Shaking my head (side to side, not up and down)" - a better BA than me.
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  16. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    A-B buys Goose Island. County extends to Country. Coincidence??!

    Boycott now.
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  17. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (350) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I'm ready for piles of 30-racks...and cans.
  18. You're on the wrong site man, the vast majority of BA's will gladly buy BCBS and any of it's variants.

    To the OP: The beer you had is Bourbon County Brand Stout. It is indeed excellent. You are correct when you say that it comes in "flavors," as there is a cherry version, a vanilla version and a coffee version (there's another called "Rare" as well, not sure why that one is special though). The company that owns the beer is Anheuser Bush/Inbev, the same company that makes Bud Light. For the majority of folks on this site, that's not a problem. A minority of folks on this site do refuse to buy it however, as they don't wish to support AB/inbev.
  19. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (560) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

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  20. The "special" thing about Rare is that it was really limited and aged in Van Winkle barrels for 2 years. And they're never planning on making it again.
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  21. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    It was 2008 BCBS aged 2 years rather than 1 year and they used 23 Year Pappy Van Winkle barrels.

    On another note, am I the only one who would just check Goose Island's BA page as an answer to this question? I mean, they're all listed right there.
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  22. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Savant (475) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    -10 points for Gryffindor
  23. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (350) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Worth it bro...worth it.
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  24. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (315) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    I love me some BCBCS
  25. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (350) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I spotted a pair of BCBCSs on a shelf today...but I'm all tied up in the trade game...so I had to walk away...here's hoping that the general public remains blissfully ignorant for another few weeks so I can drink dem sumbitchez.
  26. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Also, you must know acromymns!

    BCBS - Bourbon County Brand Stout
    BCBCS - Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
    BCBVS - " " " Vanilla
  27. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (365) Illinois May 18, 2011

    It's a bourbon country. We're all just living in it.
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  28. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Paging SammyJaxx....
  29. All you need to know is 07 had pappy van winkle barrel ageing mixed in.
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  30. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Which vintage has Greg Hall urine in it? 2011?

    Also....gooby pls
  31. Daddy john hall was still running things in 07
  32. Flashy

    Flashy Advocate (500) Vermont Oct 22, 2003

    had it on tap at Mount Snow, first time I saw it on tap (never saw it in a bottle either). Pretty awesome on tap. What else do you need to know other than you tried and liked it and maybe where can you get some more?

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