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:
1,629
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Wants:
1,275
Gots:
316
For Trade:
16
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4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Irishace9
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MacQ32
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Pours near black with a finger of mocha colored head. Good lacing and retention

S - Chocolate, oatmeal, coconut, minimal booze, incredibly sweet. like a cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookie.

T - Sweet oatmeal raisin and tons of coconut upfront. Fades into a super sweet chocolate boozyness pretty quickly.... until it warms up, then that coconut lasts for days baby.

M - Full bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation, ideal

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jlindros
4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy of all holy shit baskets... 3 friggen thousand reviews... never in a million years would I have thought that I would get to this many reviews... I also thought that with many other levels, so this is just crazy. Shared this epic epic bastard with the usual rudzud, and a ridiculous thanks to oN3xM (Reddit) for this one. I need to thank him again.

Pours very little head which disappears instantly, legs are great and long, pitch black color no light coming through. However, a nice swirling action kicks up that bastard like the head was meant to be, a battle between the fluffy mocha head and the tingly alcohol.

Nose is just phenomenal, so much awesomeness!!! So much dark roasted malts, tons of cocoa and dark choc, a mild cookie dough and chocolate chip, amazing toasted coconut that's very toasted and awesome, a bit of caramel and vanilla barrel, dark chocolate, some fresh coffee roast and earthy coffee, some juicy roast and malt goodness, biscuity cookie with tons and tons of coconut and the essence of perfection.

Taste is zomg!!! Amazing dark malts, dark choc, caramel, nice fresh roasted coffee, great vanilla barrel with toasted oak, and very mild whisky like notes. Then tons of great toasted coconut, fresh roasted coconut with dark choc layers like a super expensive exotic mounds bar, with cookie base, and caramel filling. with orgasmic layers in between. A hint of warming booze in the middle, and mild bitter earthy hop. Finish lingers with amazing dark choc and tons of toasted coconut, caramel, chewy, etc, hint of whisky and vanilla barrel. I really don't think it could get any better than this!

Mouth is full bod, very little booze warmth, little creamy and very rich, little velvety, but lighter carb. The ligher carbonation may be the only thing holding this back from perfect 5 across the board as it keeps down the mouth feel and head appearance,

Overall crazy awesome, phenomenal, only real drawbacks are lack of carbonation and head, otherwise it would have been perfect across the board and best beer I'd ever had. So Close though, and so phenomenal regardless... thanks so much for this experience.

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

Poured into a Bourbon County snifter from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a oily dark black viscous liquid with a thin tan head that rises up briefly and then just dissipates into nothingness. There are notes of flakey oily coconut floating around the brew.

Aroma is exquisite! Notes of fresh coconut, coconut cream with notes of molasses and bourbon to back everything up. Slight boozy heat with some nice notes of rye grain. There is some slight roast to the nose like some dark chocolate/bakers chocolate but its quickly covered up by awesome coconut sweetness.

Flavor is out of this world. Beer starts off with notes of sweet coconut with some spicy rye notes. Notes of mild chocolate fudge is present as well. The flavor is just rich and complex with the great notes of chocolate and coconut underlain be boozy heat notes. Absolutely delicious. Nice notes of chocolate can be perceived as well as notes of mild almond with some nice coconut roast. This brew is truly amazing. Just a delight to delve into the amazing sweetness with chocolate notes and mild roast. The mouthfeel is delicious, oily, slick with some nice heat on the backend.

Its hard to say truly but right now this has to be one of my favorite variants. I thought Cherry rye was terrific but this really blew my mind. Amazing.

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4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to JLindros for sharing!

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice dark brown nearly black hue with no female head but nice legs.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, faint coffee, so so so much barrel and coconut. Nice vanilla, roasted toasted coconut, great oak , nice cookie dough cocoa nibs going on here with no alcohol.

T - Taste is bourbon and coco, nice toasted coconut. Like a chocolate macaroon! So much bourbon soaked chocolate with enormous coconut. Unfathomable amount of coconut here, seriously...This is a mounds bar minus the diabetus. So much chocolate and coconut here. Who cares about the coffee aspects when you have chocolate bourbon coconut goodness?! Insane.

M - Mouthfeel is super nice, lightly carbonated, smooth and creamy. Alcohol is hidden masterfully, awesome.

O - Overall this beer blew my mind. The coconut here is so so potent it's crazy. Super well crafted, the coconut and bourbon is balanced so well. This beer excess the hype!

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz, November 2013
Mini snifter

A: Pours the typical BCBS Oily pitch black. Some flecks of coconut in the pour actually. Looks like BCBS all around. Alcohol feet. Reddish legs on the glass after the swirl.

S: I don't smell that much like coconut, even though others were pulling it. Smells like the traditional BCBS to me which is completely fine. Lots of vanilla, fudge like chocolate, sweetness, umami character, etc. delicious.

T: Toasted coconut. Mounds bar. Oily BCBS. It's legit like eating a Mounds. That dark chocolate and vanilla mixing with coconut. It's more of a toasted character then the coconut you sometimes pick up from the barrel. Very long finish. Lingering chocolate flavors. Delicious beer. Lives up to hype as it's currently drinking for sure.

M: Full bodied. Huge mouthfeel.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.66 out of 5 based on 1,629 ratings.
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