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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:
#31
Reviews:
2,991
Ratings:
12,383
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,758
Gots:
7,591
Trade:
733
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Photo of prokopt2
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.16/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz pour, small pint glass, at Proper in Fort Worth.

Blackest of the black with a medium tan head. Half finger of it that fades to a ring.

Boozy raisins, burnt coffee, vanilla extract, smoky red wine, charred oak, and of course, bourbon.

Italian roast Starbucks instant coffee, black strap molasses, sweet bourbon, and it’s all very sweet. The finish is charred coffee, charred oak, and surprisingly clean.

Motor oil describes this beer to a tee. It’s thick and viscous.

I thought I’d reviewed this once before, but I guess not. It’s very good. Thick, sticky, sweet, smoky, and bourbon flavored.

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Photo of dan_amdg
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 Bottle

Pours a thick, black color. The head was minimal, but a nice shade of brown. Retention was poor.
The nose is rich with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and notes of the barrel.
Taste - Is rich. Got some vanilla, chocolate. A nice warming heat on the backside.
Full bodied, and a nice feel of the barrel.
This is a world class beer, and third time I've had it, world class every time.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a small creamy head. Incredible aroma of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows the nose, with a rich, but not overpowering bourbon flavor backed by lots of chocolate, some vanilla and molasses. There's a very slight boozyness to it, but it's such a nice shade of bourbon that it's not unpleasant at all. Great, creamy, velvety mouthfeel. This is without a doubt the best stout I have ever tasted.

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

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

Photo of Bluepitt1010
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

I just drank this beer and I thought it was extremely good, like its reputation. You sip and enjoy the flavor and the aroma, slowly. Unfortunately, I did not have a snifter. I may have lost some aroma and risked drinking it too fast, but it is still very good. I know Goose Island is no longer a proper craft brewery, but they still make good beer.


Look: jet-black with a one-inch mocca head.

Aroma: roasted malts, smokey, chocolate, bourbon

Taste: It's sweet, syrupy caramel, and roasted malts, smokey, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, and lots of bourbon. It's a bit boozy, but not in a bad way.

Feel: full bodied, slightly boozy, silky

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Photo of BJB13
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 release
16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Dark brown like crude oil it lets a bit of light through and leaves a nice slick residue on the glass. As if to warn of the high ABV the medium brown head is thin and leaves only spotty lacing amongst the ample legs of alcohol.

The smell of alcohol is not as high as I would have guessed and the mellow notes of caramel and bourbon are rather soothing. There is also a touch of soy sauce and and a constant but subdued aroma of vanilla. The alcohol while present is not a detractor.

The taste, as well as being damn good reflects the nose well. Sweet caramel and warm bourbon front to back with a small amount of soy sauce are constant. I get a light sweetness and sometimes raisin or prune but very light. The finish is smooth and warming. No oak flavor but I do get some charred wood character in the aftertaste.

Mouth feel is good too. Thick and soft it has a little bit of viscosity and not much carbonation. It seems to get any bite that it has from the alcohol.

This is what I handed over my money for. Very good Imperial.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was the 2017 bottle, I have a 2015 but holding off on that one.
The look is pitch black with an ever so slight tinge of brown.
The smell is bourbon, duh, with a hint of smoke.
Taste is amazing, the bourbon doesn’t punch you like a lot of bourbon barrel aged stouts. It’s smooth, with vanilla hints. The after taste is that perfect bourbon burn. It lets you know you’ve just had something very good,
Feel is smooth with just a hint of burn at the nd.
Overall this is an amazing beer.
I’m not a big fan of the Goose IPAs, but I’m totally a fan of this,

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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

Look- Black. Nice cm of tan head

Smell- Nice silky smooth chocolate. Boozy scent is there but balanced rather well

Taste- BA stouts can easily.go tilt. Silkiness if the Cocoa balances very well with the whiskey barrel. Smooth is an adept word

Feel- on point. Not too thin, not to thick. Goes down well

Overall- Nice flavor. Appropriate level of whiskey. This is an ever evolving brewing style. Many love the BA stouts. I am Jekyl and Hyde. If it's great I love it. If it's unbalanced,.I'm it's biggest critic. Too many do too much.to differentiate themselves. GI understands balance. Great batch

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3.89/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of justinm4bama
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of gradey
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | 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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3.97/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,383 ratings
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