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:
3,014
Ratings:
12,497
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,769
Gots:
7,663
Trade:
735
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 12,497 |  Reviews: 3,014
Photo of newcastlemike
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ceezer
2.83/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I picked this bottle up at Christmas and have really been looking forward to trying it, waiting for the right opportunity. Man, what a severe disappointment... It was flat, thick like syrup (and I like a good mouth feel), and waaaay too sweet, tasting of raisins and licorice.

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

Photo of jmills3
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of patre_tim
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown with a hint of amber along the edges when held to the light. Topped with a half finger of deep beige, rusty tinted head.

Smells of soy sauce, umami, vanilla, fresh black liquorice pipes, brown sugar, molasses, toasted coconut, and roasted meat.

Bourbon, umami, soy sauce and a hint of liquorice, and brown sugar. Its slightly sweet but incredibly balanced.

Remarkably smooth body. Slightly oily, but the light, sparkling carbonation lightens it to a very smooth mouth feel. Alcohol is detectable only in the throat and the back of the tongue.

This is the 2017 version. Incredibly refined, in the sense of speaking of a gentleman. The mouth feel is what gets me most, making it so balanced and smooth, reminding me of others that are the best of the best. It reminds me of skull splitter in refinement, as it was a brew that took me to a new level in mouth feel. I don't really want to drink other beer in this category now, as all the off flavours and imbalances that are in so many, are not present here. This is my 2000th beer I've rated on Beer Advocate. I've saved this brew for this moment to celebrate! I found it a few weeks ago in Albany, NY, and I'm drinking it on the shores of Lake Muskoka this January 18th, 2018. Cheers!!!

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

Photo of msi80
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shimmyk26
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,497 ratings
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