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

1,629 Ratings
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013)

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

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.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,629 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of gillkid
1/5  rDev -78.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
2/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of BeerMothaLova
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of backslide311
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of dmhurdle
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of StoughtonGuy
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Sarcastic79
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of HighLowJack
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of 314RPG
3.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of cm2dmax
3.4/5  rDev -27%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of BeerSnob1022
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of blee0891
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of FletcherC
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.51/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with light brown head. Nose is strong, lots of bourbon and heat, some of the rich malt but no where near a regular bcs, with a little of the coconut in the nose. The taste is a little all over the place, lots of coconut in there with some of the rich maltiness of the bcs up front, coconut mid palate, lots of heat and bourbon towards the back and a ton if coconut lingers. Full bodied and moderate carbonation, a hint chalky in back.

 448 characters

Photo of pepsican
3.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle @ home shared via Greg. Black with a tan head. Mildaroma of chocolate, booze, fudge, vanilla, some coffee. Condensed milk, sugary sweets, lots of alcohol. Reminds me of baking something similar to a 7 layer bar dunked in liquor. Flavor is awfully sweet, chewy, sticky on the palate. Carbonation is smooth, as expected. Lots of booze on the finish, cloying. The coconut isn't extreme in this one, which is nice. Even so, the beer is completely unbalanced, and definitely on the dessert side of imperial stouts. I’ll leave this one for the beer drinkers with a sweet tooth.

 580 characters

Photo of Maxwell1226
3.64/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5280brewing
3.68/5  rDev -21%

Photo of ElJosharino
3.75/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of iamwonton
3.75/5  rDev -19.5%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.75/5  rDev -19.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.66 out of 5 based on 1,629 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.