Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout
BA SCORE
4.6/5
12,251 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 DrewBeechum on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31
Reviews:
2,962
Ratings:
12,251
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,756
Gots:
7,481
Trade:
722
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,251 |  Reviews: 2,962
Photo of sblickem
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjohns73
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richter525
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jolly_lynch
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What really needs to be said about this beer that hasn't been said already? The only negative I will say is that I found my first two sips off putting in that I found th bourbon slightly overpowering. But then my pallete adapted, I settled in and quickly realized this is one of those rare things in life that lives up to the hype. I definitely consider it a "winter time" beer though.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black and viscous as can be. Thin dark khaki head fades but leaves a ring that sticks around. Alcohol legs on the glass but not much stick. Big aromas of bourbon soaked dark cherry, coconut, caramel, toffee, coconut, wood, chocolate, vanilla and char. It all translates in the flavor and its immensely complex. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, coating yet not as thick as you'd expect. This is a great beer with huge complexity, but there is a local offering that does it a bit better.

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Photo of Dag95
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste. Strong but well worth having.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.81/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 28 Aug 14 at 40.5 degrees into tulip. Some rust under cap.
Aroma of bourbon: some licorice aroma at 50 degrees
Head – none
Lacing – none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor very much of bourbon with vanillin present. Alcohol present. No hops, no diacetyl. Immediate stomach burn.
Palate full, oily, flat

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor at almost one year: 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.75. Allowed to warm to 50 degrees, alcohol flavor is less harsh. Other than that, no appreciable change.

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Crisb184
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Too boozy for me. I enjoy many other barrel aged stouts, this one is too boozy. It also has a black licorice smell to it that doesn't appeal to me. I can appreciate others enjoy this beer, it's just too much for me. Maybe age will help it out for me. I have three others in my cellar, so I will test out that theory.

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Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of jwall76
4.93/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This what Gods tears taste like. Amazing.

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Photo of Miscreantpc
4.98/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dksl16
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abaz
4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of daniels79
4.17/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjumfrid
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of funkydrumma
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

We did a comparison tasting with a 2009 vs 2013. The difference between the two was amazing. The extra four years blended the flavors and took the edge off just enough to make a perfect beer even more perfecter. If you get a chance, tuck a bottle of this away for a few years and compare. You'll be glad you did.

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

Last tasted a 2013 in a bourbon taster glass. They hype is real on this beer and has been for a very long time. One of the best if not the best BA stouts out there. This beer embodies perfection in every aspect that a review really can't do this beer justice. Its look, smell, taste, and finish is out of this world. That is why BCBS is on the top of many top beer lists. You simply have to try it if you haven't already and do yourself a favor... get your hands on all the previous years too.

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Photo of eifster82
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

JUST A REALLY WELL DONE BEER

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,251 ratings
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