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

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100
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1,626 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
Ratings:
1,626
Reviews:
150
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
Wants:
1,275
Gots:
319
For Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,626 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadsincebirth
4.41/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is black with brown ring, no head. Smells of rye spice, sweet coconut, chocolate and some alcohol heat. Tastes of spicy coconut sweet tannins, slight cocoa and no bitterness to speak of. Feel is of spicy rye tingle. Overall the coconut was slightly present and had an off putting dryness. My least favorite of the BC variants.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Poured black color with an small to average fizzy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark roasted chocolate malt and coconut aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coconut sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Another standout version,

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Photo of rack0flamb
4.67/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

A little cinnamon heat at the end...plenty of coconut and nibs. Can't put it down.

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

Perfect blend of coconut flavor, doesn't hurt that this was an exceptional year for BCBS too. Nice thick -slick mouth feel, vanilla, toasted nut not too marshmallow-y for me

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of huntermop
4.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zookerman182
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of wordemupg
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at mattsanders tasting a ways back (from notes)

A black with deep cola edge, white UFO’s I’m guessing coconut cause there’s a bit of an oil slick on top, not sure if it’s awesome or gross looking, some color and wide legs left behind tells me she’s a big one

S Rye and bourbon, booze, chocolate fudge, some coconut but not over the top, raisins, more fudge, more barrel, smells like something I want to eat

T like the nose but bigger, I know it’s a rye barrel but I’m getting rum and bourbon, coconuts there but mellow, some booze but I’d never guess 14.1%

M rich and thick, real thick, enough carbonation to give it some life, some heat but it hits your head and chest more than your throat, my lips are stuck together

O this one’s for real, believe the hype , powerful stuff, lots of barrel, heaps of fudge with some coconut rounding things out

I’m pretty stoked I got to try this stuff, now I really want to get to all the BC variants

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Photo of Sosopogi
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Bagman007
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love coconut. It's a solid stout, doesn't live up to its hype and trade value though.

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Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle properly cellared. Tastes like bcbcs with coconut sugar or something else wacky

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

Photo of Smokesnotes
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared the 2013 lineup (BCBS, BCBCS, BCBBW, Backyard, & Prop) with some friends. It was a fantastic evening, amazing brews. The Prop blew me away, really lived up to hype. The smell is misleading, but when you taste the beer, fantastic. Great coconut, a ton of chocolate, plenty of barrel, really all go well together. I'm impressed they put this out as the first prop and did so damn well.

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

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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