Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
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12,196 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:
12,196
Reviews:
2,953
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,751
Gots:
7,480
For Trade:
731
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Ratings: 12,196 |  Reviews: 2,953
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

New favorite beer; and that's coming from an IPA guy. Totally lives up to the hype.

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

Had it in a blind test. It beat out Sunday Morning Stout, KBS 2015 and Big Bad Baptist.

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Photo of 4thelvofbeer
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottom line....this is my favorite beer....IMO in the top three for one of the best beers I have ever had. Definitely worthy of a "5" rating across the board. I have drank a good bit of BCBS and tried(I think) almost all of the varieties, and while some BCB varieties are just as good, all around, regular BCB is the best. I am not going to go into detail on each and every attribute of the beer, but the taste is the flippin best!!!! The thickness of this stout is great and the bourbon is sl strong and nice and great tasting. Some find this beer as too "boozy", which i think is ridiculous....it is great...hope it never changes!!

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of enrique_m
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured this into a snifter and it is jet black, it gave a chocolate 1 inch head and it went away quickly.in the smell you get vanilla, chocolate bourbon, and a nutty scent. the taste is bourbon heavy up front and you get the vanilla, chocolate, raisins, in the back. the brew is thick and syrupy. overall it is boozy and full of flavor and i cant wait to see how it gets 6 months from now.

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

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Photo of budgood1
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2007 vintage.

pours out a motor oil black colour with ruby hues...a thin deep tan head appears and reduces quickly to slight wisps of lace. boozy bourbon aroma dominates, with plentiful dark, ripened fruits to compliment. chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, smoke, all are intermingled in the nose as well. a tremendous smelling beer! the taste is an amazing balance between bittersweet chocolate, toffee, jim beam, coffee, vanilla cappuccino, nuts, fruits, leather, tobacco...i could go on and on. the 13% ABV is pretty apparent as an extreme warming sensation in the belly, and adds a nice boozy spice on top of the whiskey characteristics. there is a good dose of hops that hold there own against the bold brashness of intricate nuances. it's an amazingly complex beer with a tremendous balance of flavours, if i already didn't mention it. the body is aptly full figured..with a silky smooth mouthfeel. finishes with a boozy badness and a bitter hop bombast. sippability is perfect, and if i smoked cigars, this would be the beer i would pair a good one with.

it's been a long time since i've been floored by a beer that i deem fantastic. this one is about perfect in all aspects, especially for such a heavy hitter. this is a stout that deserves a big "hell yeah"!

well worth the premium price and highly recommended.

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

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,196 ratings.
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