Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
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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:
12,195
Reviews:
2,953
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,750
Gots:
7,480
For Trade:
732
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing stout that I was lucky enough to have 2 pints of at a recent family reunion (early summer 2017) in the Kansas City area. I have to say it's the best stout I've ever had. It has a very high abv, but with the bourbon, chocolate and coffee flavors the alcohol is nicely distant. This was the best beer I had on a 2 week trip through the southeastern U.S..

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4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
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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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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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