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 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:
#46
Reviews:
3,053
Ratings:
12,734
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
2,811
Gots:
7,808
Trade:
733
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oneoten
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kpachla02
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jg86blue
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrSchnitzengiggle
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

To hell with water. If I was lost in the Sahara for days, the first thing I wouldn’t ask for is water, it would be BCBS.

I find this beer... to be beyond my dreams. I walk with an angel, as she walks with me. And I can’t help but ask, ‘is this true feeling?’ Can man feel this good? Just from one sip, from one drink... and I may never know. But at least in this moment, I am at peace.

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

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

Photo of chopp02
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of DMC43
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Boozy, complex, smooth, awesome.

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

9/22/17 bottling poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black, thin head
S: Chocolate malt, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, hints of coffee and peanut butter
T: Matches the nose. Tons of chocolate and vanilla, a bit lighter on the bourbon
M:Full-bodied, incredibly smooth
O: A very impressive, very well-made stout

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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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1.56/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of KurtisCarman
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank a 2016 and a 2017. God damn. If BBA stouts exist that are better than this I want to know about them. This beer totally refreshed my interest in the style. The top of my list may not be as completely dominated by NEIPAs for long if I start running into competitors for this.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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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4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

I have heard about this beer, read about it, seen it in social media, and finally got a chance to try it...

...on a special day no less. So I figured a special day calls for something special. From the pour, to what met my nose, to what crossed my tongue, there's only one thing I can say...Wow...as in *wow*. Hot damn, this is good. This is one of those rare beers I have had that you simply take the time to enjoy, sip, slosh, experience, repeat...slowly...and I did. The look is perfectly black, even though there is no foam or lacing. The smell is an almost perfect blend of the bourbon and distinct stout scent, even with a hint of chocolate and coffee. The same can be said for the taste - and with a hint of heat from the booze, which adds an extra dimension to the overall experience. I can get the hype, I can ignore the hate, and I will be looking forward to the next one I can age and sit back and enjoy...

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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 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 12,734 ratings