Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout
BA SCORE
4.6/5
12,251 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 DrewBeechum on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31
Reviews:
2,962
Ratings:
12,251
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,757
Gots:
7,481
Trade:
722
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was thankful to find a bottle of this on the East Coast that I could bring back to enjoy with my wife in Los Angeles. It has the year 2015 written in handwriting.
From the bottle it pours almost flat. It sits there calmly like a well aged Belgian quad, with almost no head or rising bubbles. It is black but the light shines through the thin corner edges to reveal a red-brown tint.
Aroma is interesting and complex consisting of heavy bourbon barrel character, figs and dates, warm fruit, molasses, vanilla, some warm spice like cinnamon or nutmeg, not much coffee or chocolate. Again, a little reminiscent of a Belgian quad but without that characteristic Belgian yeast character.
Taste initially pretty much follows the nose, packaged in an oily and slick and resinous body. As it warms and breathes, milk chocolate notably and surprisingly makes itself prominent. I can’t say the finish is sweet or bitter. Just balanced. Alcohol is noticeable but not unwelcome.
A drinking experience to which I hope to be able to return one day.

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

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

2016 vintage.
Pours pitch black with little tan head. Thick motor oil with heavy lacings.
Aroma has huge bourbon, vanilla, dried dark fruits,
Taste is lots of bourbon, bitter chocolate, molasses, dried dark fruits, thick, smooth.

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Photo of matthewp
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.37/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of American_Hawk
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Crom45
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sporeg
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersmith90
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Best Barrel Aged Stout Ive had, surprised its not rated higher.

Unfortunately I don't see my self buying this anymore, the InBev thing was a weak punk ass move. Fuck that, I'm out.

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Photo of xyz_entropy
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage. From the bottle, it pours a solid black with virtually no head. Bourbon scent predominates. The mouth gets a solid hit of alcohol to go along with the burnt wood flavor and lovely malt. An Aperitif!

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

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

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kricks77
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FirstInLine
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Zbeattie6
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Did a vert from 2013-2016. 2014 was by far the best

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

Photo of osseo222000
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,251 ratings
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