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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): 13.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by DrewBeechum on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30
Reviews:
2,971
Ratings:
12,284
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,759
Gots:
7,503
Trade:
722
HISTOGRAM
 
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5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

LOOKS: Black with a finger of tan head that fades quickly. Good looking carbonation when I rock the glass, and mild lacing.
AROMA: Big bourbon, molasses, tobacco, woody vanilla, bit smoky, and chocolate. Smells great.
TASTE: The flavors are SO well blended here. Everything I mentioned in the aroma, but, the bourbon is more in check, in the flavor. But, it builds on the palate as I continue to drink; very nice!!
FEEL: A little sticky, dry on finish, full bodied, average carbonation.
OVERALL: Just perfectly blended. My first one, and I can see why this is so popular. Awesome stuff.

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4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Arrived home a couple days ago to discover my roommate had acquired (for free!) a bottle of 2016 vintage BCBS. Needless to say I was surprised. Appearance is that of a high-ABV stout: quickly dissipating brown head, pitch black appearance, and alcohol legs up the wazoo. Aroma and flavor profiles are largely dominated by rich chocolate and bourbon notes, with layers of candied dark fruits, oak, caramel, vanilla, and barley malts. The minimal carbonation prevents the mouthfeel from being totally velvety, but it is very mouth-coating nonetheless.

90/100

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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

2015 and 2017 vintage side by side:

2017: Pours a dark black with a tan head that disappears instantly. Smells of dark roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, wood, tons of vanilla, and molasses. Tastes of strong vanilla bean, bourbon, wood, sweet chocolate, some bitterness, light coffee, molasses, booze, and very light licorice. Heavy body and light carbonation.

2015: Same in look and feel. The smell has less vanilla. The taste also has less vanilla, more bitterness, less sweetness, and a little more alcohol.

Overall this is an absolutely incredible barrel aged imperial stout. I prefer the 2017, however they were both excellent. 4.25 for the 2015 and 4.5+ for the 2017.

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2.45/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.98/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 EEH
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one has held up as my favorite stout out on the market. I have had plenty of others, but this one just has something special about it. Chewy Fudgy and Bourbon-y(?)

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4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Simply my favorite beer.

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4.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,284 ratings
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