Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
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12,180 Ratings
Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by drewbage on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,180
Reviews:
2,952
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,750
Gots:
7,479
For Trade:
734
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4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 Bottle. 1 Pint, 0.9oz. Bottled on September 20, 2016. 13.8% ABV.

Look: Jet black, thin head of tan foam, quickly
dissipating.
Smell: On the sweeter side, but full of chocolate with a coffee finish. Hints of caramel and dried fruit.
Taste: Thick and hearty, heavier on the chocolate with really no booze burn but a slight bourbon flavor on the back. A little malty, complimenting the bitterness of the even coffee notes found in the beer. Still getting that subtle sweetness, with hints of dried cherries and plums.
Feel: pretty heavy body. Sticky and awesome, with a very slight carbonation level.

The final beer in an incredible tasting lineup for the day. All so distinctly different, but I truly feel that this was really the epitomization of the imperial stout style; balanced with malt, chocolate, and coffee. An amazing finish to this day.

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4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can you say that hasn't already been said about this? I get the debate of whether this is truly a craft, etc. But it's darn good drinking and relatively available. It's definitely a boozier tasting beer, but I'm drinking the 2016 version. So perhaps a little aging would mellow out the twinge. Frankly, I don't mind it. And it's a consistent pour when I'm looking for a stout to do the job. Anytime I see this for sale, I'll reload. It's a great beer. *Craft or not.

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4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OKAY.

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4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,180 ratings.
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