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 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
Ranking:
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Reviews:
153
Ratings:
1,642
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
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1,262
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Photo of Rristow
4.97/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle aged 5 years. Pours black with essentially no head. Aroma of coconut, chocolate, toffee, whiskey. Thick chewy and sweet. Flavor of caramel, toffee, molasses, coconut, cocoa, a very slight rye whiskey bite. Exceptional beer. Worth the hype.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.69/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.98/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Still a ton of bourbon in the nose and a ton of bourbon and everything else in the taste. This must’ve been a hot beast in 2013.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.58/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Best BCBS variant I have had in a while. The coconut really came through on the taste, where the rye more on the smell. Overall though the flavors just beautifully melded together to create an unforgettable beer experience!

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Photo of Eman17
4.39/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeTan4919
4.99/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jinx989
4.84/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.82/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShawnyB
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JFresh21
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of johnlatona
4.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of shoegueuze
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vicjr85
4.89/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.49/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sposter4
5/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +0.6%
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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Photo of Gambyt20
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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