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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:
#31
Reviews:
2,988
Ratings:
12,378
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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2,760
Gots:
7,585
Trade:
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4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bluepitt1010
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I just drank this beer and I thought it was extremely good, like its reputation. You sip and enjoy the flavor and the aroma, slowly. Unfortunately, I did not have a snifter. I may have lost some aroma and risked drinking it too fast, but it is still very good. I know Goose Island is no longer a proper craft brewery, but they still make good beer.


Look: jet-black with a one-inch mocca head.

Aroma: roasted malts, smokey, chocolate, bourbon

Taste: It's sweet, syrupy caramel, and roasted malts, smokey, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, and lots of bourbon. It's a bit boozy, but not in a bad way.

Feel: full bodied, slightly boozy, silky

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Photo of BJB13
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 release
16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Dark brown like crude oil it lets a bit of light through and leaves a nice slick residue on the glass. As if to warn of the high ABV the medium brown head is thin and leaves only spotty lacing amongst the ample legs of alcohol.

The smell of alcohol is not as high as I would have guessed and the mellow notes of caramel and bourbon are rather soothing. There is also a touch of soy sauce and and a constant but subdued aroma of vanilla. The alcohol while present is not a detractor.

The taste, as well as being damn good reflects the nose well. Sweet caramel and warm bourbon front to back with a small amount of soy sauce are constant. I get a light sweetness and sometimes raisin or prune but very light. The finish is smooth and warming. No oak flavor but I do get some charred wood character in the aftertaste.

Mouth feel is good too. Thick and soft it has a little bit of viscosity and not much carbonation. It seems to get any bite that it has from the alcohol.

This is what I handed over my money for. Very good Imperial.

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Photo of Mrnickatnite
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was the 2017 bottle, I have a 2015 but holding off on that one.
The look is pitch black with an ever so slight tinge of brown.
The smell is bourbon, duh, with a hint of smoke.
Taste is amazing, the bourbon doesn’t punch you like a lot of bourbon barrel aged stouts. It’s smooth, with vanilla hints. The after taste is that perfect bourbon burn. It lets you know you’ve just had something very good,
Feel is smooth with just a hint of burn at the nd.
Overall this is an amazing beer.
I’m not a big fan of the Goose IPAs, but I’m totally a fan of this,

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

Look- Black. Nice cm of tan head

Smell- Nice silky smooth chocolate. Boozy scent is there but balanced rather well

Taste- BA stouts can easily.go tilt. Silkiness if the Cocoa balances very well with the whiskey barrel. Smooth is an adept word

Feel- on point. Not too thin, not to thick. Goes down well

Overall- Nice flavor. Appropriate level of whiskey. This is an ever evolving brewing style. Many love the BA stouts. I am Jekyl and Hyde. If it's great I love it. If it's unbalanced,.I'm it's biggest critic. Too many do too much.to differentiate themselves. GI understands balance. Great batch

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Photo of brewnme
3.89/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of justinm4bama
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bofarr
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steveskk83
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gradey
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TonyBolognaMN
3.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lew2015
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly an amazing mix of everything I look for in a good beer! The chocolate, boozy, molasses taste is on point. The creamy head on this one is glorious as well.

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Photo of thedylandoodical
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: jet black as usual. nice khaki head. head lingers around edges and clings (this one's a glass stainer, but you'll be sure to finish it before that happens.)
Smell: Almost like a very dark wine and a good bourbon.
Taste: HEAVY molasses. Nice bourbon bite to it to offset the molasses though. Little bit of burnt chocolate that works very well with the rest of the elements. Nice malts to it. Not overly sweet, the bourbon, chocolate and molasses flavors balance each other out.
Mouthfeel: lingering. it feels thick around the mouth even well after the last sip. the flavor sticks in your mouth for a while.
Overall: would highly recommend but you already know that. Everyone should try it!

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4.96/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cinderblocks
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 12,378 ratings
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