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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,626 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Zoomslowik
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Nothing special. Very dark brown, no head or lacing. A few bubbles.

S- Mostly bourbon and vanilla. A little chocolate. Not really picking up any coconut.

T- A chocolatey, fudgy base. Bourbon and vanilla. Not much alcohol burn, if any. Barest hint of coconut, was probably more prominent at release.

F- Rich, just a little bit of carb. Very nice, but I would like it a hair thicker.

O- It's a top-tier stout, though I don't think I'd give up what it takes to get it again. I wish I could have had it fresher to see if there's more coconut.

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Photo of joemetric
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CTFalcon
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neutralaction
4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Stefko
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheDole
4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TampaRainman
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There was no real coconut to speak of here--I suspect that ship has long since sailed--
but it still tasted chocolatey, rich, velvety thick and delicious.

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

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SteveD082791
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.28/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mtomlins
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Phyl21ca for sharing this bottle!

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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of seedyone
4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum West, NYC. Lucky me. I guess they sandbagged some after retirement.

I am a huge Goose Island BCS fan & it's a real treat to get to travel back in time without having to deplete the cellar.

The most outstanding element is he lack of any alcohol burn whatsoever. That being said, some might find the intensity of flavors & the texture to be too 'big'.

I think it would be unfair to superimpose my personal preferences on this unique brew but I will strongly encourage anyone with the slightest curiosity to experience this if the opportunity arises.

You're welcome.

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.66 out of 5 based on 1,626 ratings.
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