Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American 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:
#44
Reviews:
3,044
Ratings:
12,676
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
2,796
Gots:
7,754
Trade:
732
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Ratings: 12,676 |  Reviews: 3,044
Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cylinsier
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 tap pour

Pours almost opaque black, slight light penetration around the edges.

Smells of oatmeal, raisin, coffee, molasses, fig, cocoa and walnut.

Tastes insanely rich. Coffee, cocoa, molasses, mesquite, licorice, anise, plum, and red wine grapes come through. Underscored by biscuit, pecan, oak and walnut.

Body is full and syrupy. Light stinging carbonation on the tongue. Booze warmth going down.

I understand the fuss. This is a special experience. It does threaten to be overwhelming. Totally worth trying just to know, but I can see some people actually not liking this which is a shame for the price point. Still, for me and excellent beer.

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Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Shanex
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Black Color, Deep bourbon taste with sweetness. One of the top stouts on the market. Would recommend as a pairing with a steak or a burger. Very drinkable even at 14.1% ABV.

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

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

2017 enjoyed after dank day

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Photo of Richter121
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzedup
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Vintage bottled 7/17/17, consumed 8/9/18

L: Dark black with a small head that quickly fully dissapated and left no lacing.

S: Deep, strong, rich bourbon and wood-barrel notes, caramel malts, and dark chocolate. Pretty much exactly what you're looking for in a bourbon barrel stout.

T: There's a whole lot of molasses & sweetness, distracts from the bourbon flavor just a bit. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate, and light vanilla notes.

F: Full and thick, sticky, super sweet, low but really the perfect amount of carbonation, and a bit of bitterness. High level of alcohol is very well masked.

O: Really enjoyed this and can see why it's so highly regarded over the years, but it was just a level too sweet. Pretty much thought everything else was right on.

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Photo of Ndio
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic stout.

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

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

Photo of Acbridge
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JROSE806
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Overall great beer. I would have liked if more if the barrel was more apparent in the taste. It had a great aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and burbon. The fullness was not as abrupt as say Parabola but still good. The dark roasted taste with the vanilla flavor complements well but the burbon barrel was a little lacking. Im going to age one a while to see and taste the change.

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Photo of Corpsman86
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Bottle from 2011

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of rich bourbon and fudge with a hint of espresso beans and roasted malts.
T: Taste is oak and fudge with molasses, caramel, and a hint of vanilla, light coffee and roasted malts with more chocolate and bourbon. On the swallow this one brings huge sticky bourbon flavors with more fudge and bitter dark chocolate along with some lingering espresso, molasses, and roasted malts.
M: This beer is big, sticky and thick with a slightly silky mouthfeel. Carbonation in low but adequate while the ABV gives this one a dry finish.
O: This beer is legendary. Incredible depth and complexity while almost seven years of age have smoothed out and tamed the beast. Shockingly together without any hints of oxidation or falling off. Curious to see how this compares to a fresher post AB merger.

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Photo of JCashman03
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric80
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrCrick
2.46/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Honestly as a lover of dark beers this was an extreme disappointment. It smelled exactly like soy sauce, and tasted similarly with a harsh alcoholic hit. I love strong beers as well. Very upset. Had the 2017 vintage.

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Photo of Smhill
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,676 ratings