Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
100
world-class
12,163 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:
12,163
Reviews:
2,948
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,741
Gots:
7,472
For Trade:
738
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,163 |  Reviews: 2,948
Photo of Jcvalocchi
4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moradin
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Egotist
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raspy22
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dennisdrinks
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MJ64
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riff
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black color with an off-white to tan head about a finger thick. Strong smells of bourbon as soon as the bottle was opened, also notes of chocolate and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee, and finishes with vanilla. Primary flavor is bourbon with a slight alcohol burn to it, not unpleasant and certainly not as strong as some BA beers, but noticeable. Feel is creamy and flavor lingers a while on the palette. Overall a very nice BA stout though coming off a winter where I sampled many others, this is solid but there are many like it or better.

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Photo of zshaft
3.66/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of e_oly
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition poured at cellar temp into a snifter 6 months after bottling.

L: Black with an airy, quickly fading tan head.
S: Good gawd this is wonderful. Mission figs and dried stone fruit with a bourbon backbone. After a few minutes, the fruit dies down and the bourbon takes over.
T: Mild roasty bitterness underneath a bourbon-forward flavor. There are hints of chocolate and coffee bean with a burnt sugar sweetness, but mainly is straightforward bourbon stout goodness.
F: About average viscosity for a bourbon IS. Thick enough, but certainly not thick for the style. This hides 13% incredibly well.
O: Fantastic beer. You just can't go wrong with this.

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Photo of intransitive
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrewT
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattGaskin
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Some what too thick for my personal feel.

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Photo of GinDC
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dankacheese
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of varian7
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DDrugg
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wardt16
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kontraband
4.04/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sasquatch53
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,163 ratings.
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