Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
100
world-class
12,158 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:
12,158
Reviews:
2,948
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,742
Gots:
7,468
For Trade:
737
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,158 |  Reviews: 2,948
Photo of jonnyybp
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer on draft

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

Photo of Wachturm
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured hard into a snifter, leaving about three fingers worth of head. Appearance is black as night without any light coming through the edges. Smell and taste are heat/booze, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, and some coffee notes in there as well. Very thick and lush mouth feel. A tried-and-true example of this style.

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Photo of dustin22martin
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luckydob
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cmq103
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid Imperial Stout from Goose Island. I had this as part of a Goose Island flight sampler. Dark and boozy goodness in a glass. Top notch in my book.

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Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KillJoy
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Golferallen54
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of bar816
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tnsa2k11
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess I just think its any better than a 3.5. Why judge?

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

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

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

as far as Bourbon aged stouts go, this is the king. outrageously complex beer that gets better the further down the bottle you go. Also still manages to improve with aging. simply put, this beer is a benchmark.

# update.bought 4 2015's and 3 were infected.....tart and fruity tasting.a complete disgrace and embarrassment considering what they cost. Goose Island should be ashamed considering they haven't admitted or acknowledged a fault with the regulars.

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Photo of gcasher
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zhoss24
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joey2timer
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MA_hops
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super complex. Tastes completely different depending upon whether your drinking it cold or room temperature. Raisins, bourbon and a rich malty sweetness add to the mystery tastes behind BCBS.

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Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of admukerji
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akeiii
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Engine Room in Mystic. The only thing not awesome is the head which is great but a tad less than perfect. I highly recommend the only stouts of the same caliber are Dragon's Milk and my all time favorite Ten Fidy.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,158 ratings.
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