Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.6/5
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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: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by DrewBeechum on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33
Reviews:
3,038
Ratings:
12,654
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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2,788
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7,746
Trade:
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Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedSwing
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SippingInHolland
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The first usa barrel aged stout I ever had and still enjoying them after all those years.

Quite boozy IMHO.
A very thick stout with a lot of flavours. The 2015 batch was one of the best. Such a shame most of that year got infected. Luckily not all did :)

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Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 Vintage, dates Nov. 5th, non soured. 14.5%

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Photo of informaticsDoc
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of corneliustoad
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinkylives
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SicemWT
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgroner
4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justincredble
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CycloneBeers
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An awesome BA stout with tons of vanilla and caramel syrup on the body. Rich desert character on a fairly light body makes for a drinkable, yet flavorful beer at this ABV. The beer blends the bourbon aging so well into the experience that you can't believe that it is over 14% abv! I have another aging for a while after this one, but the one I had fresh was a must try.

Cheers!

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Photo of Vitalsigns
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mr_Beer_Belly
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Age it for a year and it’s awesome sauce

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Photo of user8991037426712693
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrc1093
4.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 8/31/17

Pours a near-jet black with complete opacity. A soft, dark beige head forms and fades with a lasting hiss reminding me of a freshly-cracked soda. It leaves a thin ring, and shows a steady effervescence persisting through the darkness at the surface.

There are heavy aromas of milk chocolate, malt, booze, and barrel upfront. Further inspection yields a really pleasant whiff of fresh graham cracker, followed by some fig and the slightest hints of raspberry and cherry.

I'm tasting plenty of barrel and hefty notes of oaky chocolate malt from the get-go. The intensity softens, eventually allowing soft notes of fig, molasses, and toffee through to even things out.

The mouthfeel is slick and oily, but maintains balance through a restrained carbonation that weighs it out nicely.

I was excited to finally crack this open, and while it certainly didn't disappoint, I can't quite say it lived up to it's lofty reputation. For myself, it's possibly a victim of the great level of adjunct diversity in BA stouts nowadays, resulting in what is still undoubtedly a refined profile getting a bit lost in the shuffle on the wider flavor spectrum of today's stouts. Still, though, it's nothing to turn your nose at; it's high-quality stuff that's clearly been polished to a level worthy of a higher tier.

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Photo of BiggieG
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of diemilio
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Negrelly
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Minnesotamatthew
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,654 ratings