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:
#32
Reviews:
3,031
Ratings:
12,616
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,785
Gots:
7,727
Trade:
732
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Ratings: 12,616 |  Reviews: 3,031
Photo of Chilmer
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Solid black,low carbonation with a thick heavy feel. Aroma is bourbon first followed by roasted mslt and espresso. Taste is very similar, bourbon dominates but as it warms the flavor becomes more complex. Smooth and very pleasant and enjoyable

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeannieVolpe
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It’s complicated

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of justinv29
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks pitch black. You smell the coffee and chocolate. The taste is very solid though at times, the bourbon comes through too much. I like bourbon, but this can be a bit overpowering on some years.

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Photo of Arbitrarybs95
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raebae
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

At first the hype for this beer seemed too good to be true. So I went in thinking it would be your run of the mill bourbon stout overfluffed by hype, with overpowering flavors singular flavor. But boy does it deserve the praise it gets.

Look is pitch black with almost no head as to be expected with this level of percentage. Smell is mostly of chocolate and coffee with a subdued bourbon smell.

First sip proves to be very drinkable , hints of coffee and chocolate with an aftertaste of smooth creamy bourbon with some carbonation. Goose island has done an amazing job of hiding this percentage, it was surprising I was expecting it to be a 9-10% but was shocked to see the tag say 14.7% for this batch.

Overall an amazing beer, tastes like a bourbon stout should without an overpowering bourbon taste. Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in getting into bourbon stouts. Very drinkable despite the percentage which is one of the things that blew me away along with that sensuous hint of bourbon at the end. It gives the right amount of hints of coffee, chocolate and bourbon without one flavor overpowering another, taste seems well balanced. Even those with high standards of stouts will enjoy. Will pick up a bottle to let it rest 2-3 years and see how it mellows out.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gifted from Arizcards bottled on 15JUL2017.

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Photo of msturgis524
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mdip2142
4.37/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nfedas
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gademost
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Crzyrdr52
4.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamofSoCal
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snitko
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glennchapin
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.61/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating is for aged bottle. "2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout, Original Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout" on label. Bottled on 29 AUG 14, 13.8% alcohol by volume. Drank 4/21/18, aged 3 years 8 months.

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Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.99/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Madbum101214
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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