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:
3,018
Ratings:
12,526
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,772
Gots:
7,672
Trade:
735
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | 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

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

Photo of Ahrens123
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of csmrx7
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beachbums13
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sanitarium16
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuck2700
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great barrel aged stout. Truly takes on the bourbon while not losing the taste of the stout. Well balanced.

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4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

2017 version is fantastic. Black color, slight tan head, great taste and smooth finish. One of the best barrel-aged stouts to add to the beer cellar now.

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4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2015 Vintage
10/6/15 bottling
14.3 ABV

Kept in dark pantry at room temperature. I usually try one fresh, then put away for two years to mellow a little.
Appearance is black, mahogany highlights, no head, miniscule carbonation and lacing. No off scents or questionable carbonation or appearance.
Big bourbon scent, figs, gingerbread, almonds.
Tastes of raisins, prunes, butterscotch, dried fruit, bourbon. Alcohol is present but delayed reaction.
Full bodied, chewy, initial sweetness transitioning to balanced unami character. Flavors bloom as the glass warms.
Perfect winter sipper. I can always find five or six bottles without Black Friday hysteria, and consume them slowly in a few years. My 2015 bottles have all been good.

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4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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

Pretty sure the "regular" BCBS this year (2017) was one of the best that I've tried since 2013, and it stood very tall among all 6 released by GI. Extremely similar to Reserve and maybe only 2nd to Northwoods. Buying as much as I can because this will be a winner for many years.

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4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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

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

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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

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3.96/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Great beer, you can taste the years of craft they have put in to it. Its good to drink fresh but I would store it for at least two years.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,526 ratings
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