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:
#30
Reviews:
3,010
Ratings:
12,486
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,765
Gots:
7,660
Trade:
734
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of valianes
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of npwroblewski
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Seems like a lot of the bottles that made It to Texas came completely flat. Fantastic beer every year otherwise.

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

Photo of Joenap419
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

2017 bottle.

Look - dark brown and a small frothy head. small bubbles continuously form as the beer sits. promising by the looks.
Smell - dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, and a lot of booze.
Taste - much more carbonation than I initially thought. dark chocolate and raisins dominate in taste. sweet and warm finish. fragrance of the dark chocolate lingers for quite some time. pretty damn close to perfection.
Feel - full bodied, medium carbonation, and is as smooth as it gets at 15%.
Overall - what can I say? This is an all time great. Dangerously sippable, and incredibly tasty. Perfect for the cold weather.

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Photo of Jayk231
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jet812
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rappaman
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just finished off a 2013 vintage in a 12 oz bottle. Wow did this age beautifully. So much more approachable and smoother than 2 years previously. Was really strong in the beginning almost too difficult to sip. Needs to definitely be aged for at least 4 years.

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Photo of Ozymandias
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Goose Island you son of a bitch, you've done it again with this one. The look of the beer itself is like looking into the void of space. The smell takes you in between the barrels of bourbon. The taste is as smooth as honey if not smoother. all around this beer is delightful.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Mattybuchs
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Neutrino
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.29/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Surprisingly I thought this was better than he coffee version. Barely carbonated and very dark in color. Very dark almost burnt roasty malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, really nice smooth balance of flavors. The bourbon is powerful but doesn't overwhelm. Drinking a whole bottle is a commitment but very enjoyable. yb

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Photo of JerryHelper
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a nice light brown head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, raisins, and slight grape. Tastes of raisins, chocolate, coffee, very balanced and smooth. Beer is full bodied, has great carbonation, and is very smooth, dangerously so. Overall, a superb beer.

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Photo of EKubik
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mike22ne
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle.
I taste lots of dark aged fruit and bourbon barrel char. Not finding a whole lot of coffee or chocolate roasted barley, mostly getting the aged flavors that chocolate malt turns into - dark raisin, plum, cherry.
It's really good, yes, but it's not my favorite stout to be honest.

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Photo of Chadlossie
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mack2012
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | 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 12,486 ratings
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