Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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

Having 2013, 2015 and 2016 for New Years. The only distinct difference is that 2016 is a bit more hot than the others. Damn good beers.

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

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

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

I've had this beer probably 50 times now, so I probably should give it a review. Not gonna lie, this is hands down my favorite beer. I keep a couple cases on had at all times.

A: Pours jet black with just a wisp of mocha colored head. Light has no chance of breaking through this beauty. The head dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing, but that just means all the beer went to me and none was left in the glass. This is the case with every vintage I've had, 07' through 10'. Gotta love a consistent brew.

S: This is the quintessential barrel aged stout. Tons of bourbon, roasted barley, and sweet caramel. I probably spend as much time with my nose in the glass as I do actually drinking this beauty. As this beer sits, the bourbon notes are still present, but balance out more with the barley.

T: Pure heaven. If you like bourbon, you will love this beer. If you don't like bourbon, give this beer a try. The roasted malts, chocolate, and bourbon are at the forefront, but once you let this sit in your mouth for a minute, you get a subtle sweetness that just makes everything sublime. As it warms up, the flavors become even more pronounced, but maintain a perfect balance. Every time I drink a 12 ouncer, I wish I had opened a bomber.

M: The carbonation and thickness are spot on. This is how a stout should coat the mouth. It coats the mouth with a silky smoothness and leaves a pleasant bourbon sweetness, without being cloying or overpowering. This is the benchmark for all barrel aged imperial stouts!

O: This is a great beer out of the gates, and three years later. As it ages, the bourbon begins to blend in more with the malts, barley and chocolate, but make no mistake, it is still a dominant aroma and flavor. I personally don't like bourbon, but this beer is heaven in a bottle. I've had a bottle daily for the past 10 days, and look forward to tomorrow when I can crack open another. One beer that truly gets better with each sip!

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

this is my favorite, highly recommended to any beer drinker, i had a 2007 bcbs in 2012 (five years aged) and it was significantly better than any bcbs ive had that was current, i also give a 5/5 on the bramble, cherry, and the rare. i havent had the opportunity to try the vanilla but im hoping the day comes soon

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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

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5/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,501 ratings
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