Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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
Reviews:
2,943
Ratings:
12,116
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
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Photo of blitz134
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, this one is really black. Took a few seconds for the light chocolate head to show up, came on about 1/4" thick. Reduced to a sporadic skim on top with spots of glassy black pools.

Dark roasted malts form the backbone here with a good dose of bitter dark chocolate. Some borders on a touch charred. Some sweet dark fruits come in as well. I dont really pick up on the bourbon in the aroma although some light alcoholic aromas come through. On reinspection if I really look for the bourbon it is there but nowhere near as prominant as I would expect here, hopefully its in the flavor. I'm not disappointed by the aroma, but there are others in the same category that do just as well.

This beer is loaded with flavor. As the bottle refers to malts overflowing the mashtun, this beer has flavor overflowing my glass. I'm afraid I'm gonna need more than 12oz to full capture this, but I'll try on this one sample. Lots of choclate and dark toasted malts to start with, has some toffee flavors in it. Then it turns a little sweet with the dark fruits and quickly the alcohol sets it. Its almost a little too much alcohol but it works okay in this big beer. The bourbon is definately evident in the very finish, those woody and liquor edges show themselves. The only complaint in this fresh bottle is that it might be a touch hot.

Body is huge, creamy and oily coating the tongue and is goes down. Flavor lingers for a while. Low carbonation works perfectly.

This is definately a sipper of a beer. Tons of complex flavors, hot alcohol, and a huge body. One has to sip this to fully enjoy it. It only takes a sip to get so much from this one. I definately want more but tonight this is probably all I can take with how heavy it sits.

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Photo of Hamburgers
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Pours black with very thin, brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and soy sauce. Strong flavors of bourbon balanced by rich chocolate and a hint of coffee. Heavy with little carbonation and a lingering finish. Definitely meets all my expectations about this beer.

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Photo of Janderson91
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage poured into a DFH snifter. Bottled on 11/12/09. Enjoyed on 03/06/11. Been waiting to try this one for a while.

A - Pours a pitch black opaque with a half finger light brown head that doesn't last very long. Pretty good head for a beer of such high alcohol. Leaves no lacing. Coats the glass like a red wine.

S - A nutty wood aroma, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee and a lot of dark chocolate. Some alcohol present as well.

T - This is a great beer. Creamy mouthfeel works so well here. Lots of dark chocolate, again the nutty woodiness, vanilla and some coffee and roasted malt flavor. Finish leaves some dark chocolate and vanilla on the tongue for a while.

M/D - Mouthfeel is exceptional. Super creamy with just the right carbonation. Quite drinkable for the strength, only a slight alcohol burn.

An excellent beer from Goose Island. Can't wait to have some other variations of this one. Anybody want to trade??

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black with hardly any head from an aggressive pour. A light bit of brown head appears after some swirling.

Aroma consists of lots of smooth sweet bourbon notes with a lot of vanilla and oak as well. Slight chocolate as well.

Flavor starts out with some semisweet chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Oak and a heavy bourbon coat the back of the mouth on the finish.

Incredibly thick and viscous, but not overly cloying. Sublime mouthfeel with low carbonation levels.

I normally prefer this one with a bit of age on it, but it's still magnificent fresh. I've had very few beers that were this thick without being overly sweet. The bourbon is definitely present, but more smooth than stinging alcohol heat.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 on tap at BC's Pizza & Beer and Das Bierhaus

A: Pours dark brown, basically black, with a rich brown head that settles to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Molasses and dark sugar up front, smooth bourbon, vanilla, toffee, a little roasted malt, hints of chocolate and coffee, and a touch of alcohol.

T: Vanilla, smooth bourbon, a little toasted coconut, molasses and brown sugar, roasted malt, a little coffee, faint chocolate, maybe a bit spicy, and a touch of alcohol on the finish.

M: Sticky full body, mild carbonation, velvety smooth with a little warmth on the finish.

O: This beer has impressed me more each time I try it. I wish a little more of the roasty character came through, but still a very enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of Cresant
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Duvel glass. 2006 vintage. Label says 11% ABV, not 13% listed here. A hard pour created only 1 finger of dark tan head. The body was opaque black/brown. This one had legs when swirled! Served around 50 F.

Smell was chocolate and vanilla. Some minor alcohol as it warmed.

Taste was espresso. Wood/oak. Rich and increasingly chocolatey as it warmed. Sweet but not cloying. Coffee-like bitterness gave it some counterbalance. Not much bourbon flavor, more woodiness and richness rather than booze flavors. Very nice.

Mouthfeel was smooth and velvety. Minimal carbonation. Dense, milky almost. Very drinkable.

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Photo of robhbest
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Aaron for throwing this in as an extra!

Poured into tulip glass @ cellar temp.

A: Pours a thick jet black with caramel colored head which dissipates quickly.

S: Woah, holy bourbon. Really alcoholic smelling. Slight raisin and a little chocolate in there too.

T: I'm surprised at how smooth it is considering the 15% abv it has. Notes of vanilla, cocoa, bourbon, roasted malts, stone fruits. Definitely a sipping beer. Has a sweet finish without the burn that I would have expected.

M: Thick and rich, surprising for such a big beer.

O: Glad I have another to age in the cellar and see what a year would do. The bourbon is quite strong with this one now however its something that I'm not against. A sipping beer perfect for the cold winter months. Absolutely a great beer and I cannot wait to try the coffee version of this tomorrow! Cheers!

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Photo of Mikecap
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a deep, deep brown, nearly black into a 12 oz Allagash tulip. Short tannish head that stuck around for most of the glass. Lacing along the sides of the glass was present throughout.

Smell: Strong! Bourbon, chocolate, and caramel malts competing at the forefront here. Very sweet smell that is absolutely lovely.

Taste: Very heavy and some chocolate and caramel sweetness at play here. Very smooth but the alcohol is certainly present and this is certainly a sipper. Gets better as it warms up as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied without too much carbonation and relatively smooth for the amount of alcohol at play. Very creamy and sweet but again the alcohol is clearly present but not extremely overpowering.

Overall: This is my second time giving this a go and I am glad I did. My first experience left me thinking this beer was overhyped, but having it again was great. By far one of the best stouts I have had, but not quite on the level of Parabola. I would love to have this again, especially with some age on it.

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Photo of route66pubs
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2008 bottle drank in June, 2009.

A - pours very dark with a creamy head that does not last long. Very thick and dark --- no air here.

S - Vanilla and caramel, with a slight chocolate feel.

T - What can you say? This beer is darn near perfect. Chocolate and slight raisin for an icredibly perfect balance.

M - Crisp yet bubbly, a perfect balance leads to a perfect head.

D - stilll hot after seven months, but easy to go down. Let it sit longer and you have a gem.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle is just over a year old at the time of consumption and was properly cellared up until that point.

A: They say true black is the absence of light. That is the color of this beer. The short brown head settles soon after the pour. Lacing is minimal.

S: Big bourbon nose. Caramel and barrel char. Fudge, moist chocolate cake, and chewy chocolate candy. Whiffs of smoke and coffee roast. Hints of black currant, plum, and other fudge-dipped dark fruits. Perhaps a bit of polished black leather. Wafts of stiff alcohol.

T: Big wave of chewy dark caramel. Brown sugar and turtle candies. Layer upon layer of fudge and darker chocolate tastes. Chocolate truffles, fudge, devil's food cake. Warm, creamy vanilla. Plenty of stiff and manly bourbon character. Wood and barrel char. Black currant, plum, and hints of black raspberry, all drenched in rich dark chocolate sauce. Deep, layered chocolate finish lasts an eternity.

M: Thick and rich. Slick and smooth, it glides over the tongue with a semi-slippery feel. Little in the way of carbonation. Alcohol warms the pit of the chest.

O: What a treat! This is a man's drink if ever there was one. A strong but well-mannered and gentlemanly brew. It's a muscular beer for sure, but it has that innate sort of 'flow' and smoothness that makes it very easy to drink. A year's time has taken the edge off of the alcohol, but the bourbon character is still very expressive.

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Photo of cdkrenz
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer cellared since July of 2008. The label reads that its from the 2007 batch. I figure since this review will give me my discipleship that now is the time to pop the top.

A - Dark brown, milky, thin, bubbly head. It fades fast to reveal a thick, black, and action packed surface. This is a sight.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, clove.

T - Rich semi-sweet chocolate, very mild coffee flavor, noticeable hoppy clove.

M - The feel in my stomach is something to note. It offers a weight that's certainly recognizable. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky and creamy.

~ This is not a brew for the meager. If you're going to indulge in this top of the line brew... make sure you have the capacity and love to really enjoy it.

What's even better? While sampling this fine beer one of my favorite songs came on the radio. Peace Frog by The Doors.

Oh, and guess what else? I've just become a Disciple!

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Photo of Joeynocturnum
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beersis81 thanks for the trade.

A- Thick, black and viscous motor-oil like. Slight medium brown head that quickly disappates and no lacing to speak of.

S- I was intimadated by the smell of bourbon, not being a bourbon drinker, strong bourbon smell slight chocolate notes.

T- Didn't taste the bourbon as much as I smelled it which was great.

M- Was exceptional, slight carbonation smooth sipper.

D- Very drinkable, but probably better that I opened the 12oz. vs. the 22oz. I had. It packed a punch like expected, but don't think I could have handle a 22 in one sitting.

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Photo of fitrock2112
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured Bourbon County into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The black brew is black as midnight with a skim of dark mocha head.

S - Vanilla, butterscotch, light whiskey, maybe a hint of char. Looking forward to this baby.

T - Heavy bakers chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sugar sweetness. It has even more vanilla mid palate. Milk chocolate with more vanilla and a touch of char on the aftertaste. This flavor finishes long and smooth. It does have alcohol in this one because you can feel the warming in your chest, but you can't taste it.

M- Thick and smooth, light to medium carbonation. No complaints here.

O - A very nice beer to sip and enjoy for the evening. At 15 percent its a one and done.
Cheers!

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter [seems almost like 5W-motor oil :-) when it pours].
Absolutely pitch black; dark as dark can be.
Little to no head, but some very nice bubbles surfacing constantly at the center of the surface.
The aroma of bourbon was evident as soon as the bottle was opened. Hints of sweetness presumably from the alcohol, some dark fruits and licorice aroma coming through. In short, smells very delicious.
Very complex beer taste-wise, there are so many things going on in this beer. The taste upfront is sweet, with the sweetness coating the palate nicely. Slightly bitter finish, with a nice lingering aftertaste. Alcohol will definitely warm you up with every sip.
The taste keeps getting better with time.
Mouthfeel is so silky, rich and creamy. This is definitely a sipper.
Hats off to Goose Island for coming up with such a big, bold strong beer. Paired it with pecan pie and it was pure decadence.
In my opinion, this is one beer that every beer lover "must-have" in their lifetime. If not for the taste, then purely for the effort of the brewer's.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Pitch black in color with a small amount of khaki head. The look is kind of disappointing.

Smell- Lots of bourbon mixed with carmel, chocolate and carmel sweetness. Tons of complexity.

Taste- Up front you get bourbon followed by chocolate and a mellow burbon finish. Very strong warning from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Super thick but very very drinkable.

Overall- Super complex and tasty beer. Definitely the best bourbon aged beer I've ever drank.

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Photo of kdb150
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured half from a 12 oz. bottle of 2012 BCBS into my stout glass at ~65 degrees, and recapped the bottle to finish tomorrow. UPDATE - editing my review from the other half, because my stout glass may have been a bit dirty. Better appearance and smell this time pouring into a tulip; the glass selection definitely made a difference.

A - Pours a blackish-brown with a small brown head, which dissipates to a ring that sticks around. Held up to light and viewed at an angle, brownish hues are seen around the edges of what is otherwise a midnight black beer. No lacing to speak of

S - Bourbon and booze are big in the nose. This is not at all surprising given the name and the enormity of this beer, and there is some toasty malts and pretty big sweetness detectable underneath.

T - Bourbon is up front but not dominant. Big sweet vanilla and moderate roastiness follow, with no alcohol detectable. Wood is also there in the background the whole time. The whole thing melds together very well, and the way it hides the alcohol is remarkable. The roasty dark malts come through towards the finish, and they do so very pleasantly. Towards the end of my pour, I think my palate became acclimated to the sweetness, and the booze became noticeable, but this is nevertheless a very, very delicious beer.

M - Thick, but not syrupy, which keeps the sweetness from being cloying. Perfect for both the style and size, and the carb stuck around throughout. At no point does this become overwhelming or too thick. Great feel.

O - This is a very impressive beer. To be able to make a bourbon barrel aged beer this young and this big which is this drinkable is a real achievement. I maintain that sticking to 6 ounces at a time is recommended, simply to avoid the affects of too much 15% ABV beer, but this does not fatigue or overwhelm the palate the way many giant beers do when young.

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Before it opens up the overwhelming taste is chocolate after some time in the glass the taste is much more complex with many aspects of the bourbon barrels. There is a maple roasted nut aspect to this stout as well. The feel is thick, rich and chewy. This beer is very hedonistic!

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Photo of SShelly
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brownish black with an almost non existant offshore head.

Aroma is heavy bourbon and chocolate, lots and lots of bourbon.

Bourbony oak dominates the flavor up front with smooth silky chocolate backing it up, sweet vanilla dominates the end of the sip with huge alcohol at the end. Lots of warmth in the chest.

Damn this is tasty, wish I had bought 2.

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Photo of ricke
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2008 vintage.

A: This one is as black as they come and is really viscous. I've had this before and I know it's hard to get head development going. So I tried a rather aggressive pour into my snifter, but all I got was a minimal layer of dark beige foam that dissipates immediately into a minimal ring of lacings.

S: The smell is amazing. Massive bourbon aromas sit side by side with a wonderful smooth stout base. Vanilla, almonds, oak, licorice and a hint of soy sauce. Some hints of brown sugar and molasses. The roasted malts really need to struggle to keep up with the bourbon, but I think they manage quite well. The bourbon gets a little boozy and I pick up plenty of alcohol fumes.

T: The taste follows suit and surly doesn't disappoint, even though expectations get cranked up by the appearance and smell. The bourbon flavors are really powerful, rich and full, but nonetheless the beer manages to stay balanced. Lots of vanilla and oak with notes of almonds. Hints of sweet licorice. Perhaps a suggestion of soy sauce. The roasted malty character is noticeable but it gets a little hard to detect with all the bourbon notes going on. Nevertheless, the malts manage to create a good balancing point for the powerful bourbon flavors. All in all, the beer has a pleasant balance between sweetness and a salty note. The usual flavors of dark fruits and chocolate are really hard to pick up in this one, but I do think here is a delightful note of truffles. The finish is loaded with boozy and hot alcohol that fits nicely with the sweetness from the bourbon and malts, but it gets a little too much here and there. Wood, notes of salt licorice, a light herbal bitterness and long-lasting bourbon notes round everything up.

M: Very very viscous and smooth - this one is thick like cream. Medium, well suited carbonation. Although both smell and taste is great in this one, the mouthfeel is really the highlight here, it's just that great. It just delivers a sophisticated expression to an otherwise bold and cocky beer.

D: This is a good imperial stout, to say the least. Very powerful with a massive bourbon character. It's quite impressive that it still manages to come of as balanced. However, it's not perfect. Although this is obviously a sipper, the alcohol gets to demanding and overpowering every now and then. And due to the onslaught of the bourbon flavors, the beer looses some complexity.

NOTE: This bottle was about 11 months old. I've sampled a bottle from the same batch when it was reasonably fresh, and although I think it holds up really well with plenty of bourbon still hanging around, I think the bourbon notes have faded just a little bit.

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Photo of TKEbeerman
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into my Snifter, this brew pours a black as the Gulf oil spill with a brown head that vanishes as fast as it rose. With some time spent in a barrel, and an ABV of 13% I'm not surprised by the lack of head.

S: The aroma is pure Kentucky Bourbon. The aroma is backed with notes of chocolate and roast, but the Bourbon is so strong and tasty smelling it is literally clearing up my sinuses.

T: The flavor really is a notch above the aroma. I would put it at a 4.8 if I could. The Bourbon is first and foremost present up front and in the rear, but there is a heavy chocolate malt body to this that makes this stout really scrumptious. Notes of caramel and a little coffee are present.

MF: The mouthfeel is just a little too light bodied, which happens in almost every Bourbon barrel aged beer I've had.

D: Drinkability at 13% is almost unprecedented.

Overall, it's like Goose Island took a very very good chocolate stout, and infused a perfect shot of Bourbon in it. Bourbon lovers be ware because GI is king of the Barrels!

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Photo of davod23
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Been so long since I've opened one of these. 4PM on a Tuesday afternoon? Why not? 2008 bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

The pour is a deep, dark brown - not quite black, but pretty close. A small tan head forms, recedes to a collar almost instantly. This beer pours as thick as any beer I can think of. The pour is almost whisper quiet, indicating ridiculous viscosity. Like a glass of used motor oil.

Smell is fantastic. Leather, tobacco, and an oak and smoke background. A little boozy, but not to the degree that the ABV would indicate. Bourbon, oak, vanilla. Very complex, very inviting.

The taste is divine. The tobacco leads, with leather not far behind. The bourbon is noticeable, but contributes more in flavor than it does in booziness. This beer has done well over the last couple years of aging... I'm glad I have more. Espresso, molasses and brown sugar round the taste out. This is slightly sweet, but not nearly as much as other imperial stouts.

Mouthfeel is great. Thick, oily, sticky. This beer, despite being massive in flavor and in alcohol content, is still very drinkable (all things considered). It's a sipping beer to be sure, but damn, I wouldn't mind having a couple of these in a night.

Excellent beer. Highly, highly recommended.

***Edit: As the beer warmed further towards room temperature, some booze and a bit of unwanted astringency manifested itself. Taking off 0.5 for both mouthfeel and drinkability. Still highly recommended.***

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Photo of morimech
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage

Pours very dark black with 1/2" of mocha colored head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass. I am impressed it showed as well as it did considering the ABV. Intense aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, and alcohol. I can tell right now this is going to be a hot one. After one sip, it sure was hot. But there is plenty of flavor to make it worth drinking. A lot of vanilla and bourbon upfront with more subtle notes of chocolate, plums, and toffee. Finishes boozy with a lot of warmth. Full bodied with nice carbonation. If this had anymore carbonation it would be harsh with all the alcohol. This is the type of beer because of ABV and price, that is reserved for special occasions. I will need to save one for just such an occasion.

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Photo of DwnTwnBwn
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter. Bottled on this date 10/08/08. No head to speak of, a small swirl of bubbles make it to the surface. Thick as motor oil. Black as a new moon night.

S: Big Bourbon up front. Strong alcoholic presence that moves to a very sweet finish. Slight malt notes and vanilla too.

T: First the sweet Vanilla oak notes hint, then a burnt caramel and bourbon. The alcohol warms the mouth as it goes down, no burn though. Three simple flavors make up this huge beer.

M: Huge smooth and heavy. It coats the mouth and keeps a sticks sweet residue in the mouth. After each sip passes it seems to lighten and vanish into air as if the mouth is always this sweet.

D: Slow sipper here. Its impressive that there so much flavor here yet the overall profile is simple, Vanilla, Bourbon Sweet malt, done.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: So dark. Probably a 9.5/10 in darkness with a tight medium khaki head. A bit shiny like obsidian. Almost no visible carbonation, but a a bit of lacing.

Smell: Roast malt, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, coffee, tobacco, a bit of bourbon soaked ripe cherry and raspberry. It's all great, but a bit muddled by the pervasiveness of the borbon as tends to be the case with fresher vintages of BCBS.

Taste: Tons of dark fruit in the front palate, prickly non-bitter roast coffee, vanilla, bourbon. Lacking the strong chocolate that I've had in past vintages. I'm really surprised about the vanilla, bourbon soaked cherry flavors. TONS.

Feel: Thick mouthfeel. 8.5/9 out of 10. Viscous. Slick and tongue coating.

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Photo of gregshead
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle enjoyed on 11/14/10

A: Pours a thin jet black with a small khaki colored head. Decent retention for it's abv

S: Bourbon and roasted grain, vanilla/oak as well

T: Well blended bourbon and vanilla oak taste within the roasted grain beauty of stout.

M: Smooth with a little burn to the nose

D: Yes, 13% his me hard, bit I wouldn't want it any different. I sat there and poured the last drops from the bottle into my glass. Thank God for the invention of the bourbon barrel stout.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,116 ratings.
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