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

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4.71/5
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1,639 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
1,639
pDev:
7.01%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
1,261
Gots:
312
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 1,639 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.63/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fox82791
4.7/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of xtonytx
4.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.99/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mtomlins
4.71/5  rDev 0%
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 -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of seedyone
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Photo of NYC-IPAnAPA
4.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

!Been wanting to open this bottle for a while, and hosting a small whale share over the weekend was the perfect excuse. I absolutely love coconut stouts and this is by far the best one I have had so far. Pours jet black, minimal lacing. Smell is incredible and intoxicating, worried that some of the coconut would have started to fade, but there is absolutely no need to worry. Coconut bomb here, and it's delicious natural tasting coconut. Split with two other people which is the perfect amount, because at the end, it starts to become too sweet. The only terrible thing about this beer is that it was only made once.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coconut and black chocolate with some bourbon and some vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and satisfying mix of vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate with just the right amount of coconut. Quite a bit of residual sugar notes but not overly so. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Such a shame that this was only brewed once.

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Photo of epyon396
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.72/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a trade with a non-BA member. Sampled on December 26, 2015.

Dark brown to near black pour with a lingering tan head.

The aroma is rich with Bourbon liquor, dark fruit, chocolate, and earthy hops.

Big full body but smooth.

The taste tends to bring out a milk chocolate sweetness along with a boozy character and a mildly bitter finale. This gets high ratings for a reason.

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Photo of MaineBeerDinner
4.58/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sembo
4.25/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled sample. Friend's pour had a chunk of coconut floating in it. Slightly thinner body than I've experienced with standard BCBS. Big chocolate flavors present as it warms. Not much coconut on the taste anymore. Still a fun beer to tick, but seems like it's fallen off a bit.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.42/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyShaker1
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.64/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.71 out of 5 with 1,639 ratings