Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago – the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Whether your first sip is today or was from that first batch in 1992, thank you for lifting us up on your big shoulders and joining us every year to celebrate the original bourbon barrel aged stout.

2013 variant - Rye Whiskey Barrels with Toasted Coconut

Added by MasterSki on 03-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,626
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Wants:
1,276
Gots:
317
For Trade:
17
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4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sposter4
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Half of a bottle poured into a snifter.
L- Pours jet black work no head. Bits of toasted coconut floating around in there? Leaves a motor oil lace on the glass.
S- The nose is mellow for a bourbon county beer. Some coconut and chocolate with barrel in the rear.
T- coconut is much more present in the taste. Huge fudge notes, burnt sugar and dark fruit similar to the base. The rye barrel adds a nice finish.
F- very think and syrupy. Definitely stick around awhile un your mouth.
O- This beer did not disappoint even with some age on it. However, I'm glad I did not wait to drink it.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.74/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Split 3 ways. Bottled 11/19/13

Look - black body with almost a cherry red top layer with a small foamy khaki colored head that doesn't last long

Smell - coconut aroma is still there, but subtle, however it does open up more as it warms. The rest is very bourbon-county-with-age-esque. Oaky vanilla, smooth glorious bourbon, fudge chocolate

Taste - Sweet coconut and vanilla come through a little more here than in the smell. Very much following the smell with the stout and barrel notes. This is where the barrel is noticeably rye though. Just lovely

Feel - medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel and a silky finish that coats the mouth, a slight hint of alcohol warmth

Overall - coconut has definitely faded, but it's certainly still present in the flavor. This is still a monster of a beer, and I'd expect it to be similar and at-near the peak for atleast another 6 months or so. Incredible.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tblack4d
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 11/19/13

A- pours a viscous black color with a small foamy khaki colored head that eventually disappears completely

S- coconut aroma is still there, but barley hanging on at this point. Otherwise typical bourbon county aroma; nutty fudge, dark chocolate, coffee, fig & raisin, soy sauce

T- coconut comes through much more on the flavor. Sweet coconut and vanilla sweetness up front, followed by dark chocolate fudge and toasted walnuts, dark fig & raisin. Barrel notes come through on the finish with some spicy rye, caramel and earthy wood, lingers of vanilla and coconut

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a silky finish that Coates the mouth, a hint of alcohol warmth

O- coconut has definitely faded, but it's certainly still present in the flavor, adding vanilla-like sweetness

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Photo of mush
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerforme55
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into Snifter

Drank this delicious stout on 11/26/16 with friends. The coconut was still noticeable in smell and very soft on the taste but noticeable! This variation of Bourbon County was delicious and very smooth! The bottle was in a wine cellar and stored properly since the bottle was purchased on Black Friday of 2013. Would gladly enjoy again!

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Photo of Beernoobie
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of k47k
4.08/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maljay26
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.94/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KT123
4.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eifster82
4.72/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From bottle into mini snifter.

Beautiful dark oil like appearance, with a foam ring on the edge only. Not much coconut on the nose or in the taste but it was quite complex in flavor with oakiness, light coffee, vanilla and roasted malts all there. Great mouthfeel, super smooth. Would gladly drink this again if given the opportunity but the steep trading price is a turn off. Out of the 3 Props I've had, I'd still take the '14 over the '13, and both by a mile over the '15.

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Photo of gibgink
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coorsy
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from MeadMe, thanks as always Greg!
Inky black with a stingy tan head. Molasses roast light chocolate bits of coconut light toast light oak and vanilla on the nose. Spicy rye character comes through in the flavor a bit more than the aroma. Sweet sticky brown sugary molasses with bits of caramel and chocolate. Lightly fruity with some toasty coconut just peaking out for the finish. Stick almost syrupy mouthfeel, full body and then some. light level of carbonation. I think the coconut must have faded, but I think it leaves enough background notes to keep this interesting. Pretty damn tasty imho.

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