Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.6/5
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12,633 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32
Reviews:
3,035
Ratings:
12,633
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,787
Gots:
7,735
Trade:
733
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 12,633 |  Reviews: 3,035
Photo of Negrelly
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

2017 BCBS from Bottle

A: dark brown to black with little to no head. Fine but light carbonation.

A: raisin fig and black cherry blend with a lovely chocolate and molasses. And of course big bourbon notes. Nice!

F: warm chocolates with fig and raisin. Bourbon and some light charred oaks.

M: smooth and warming with just a little alcohol in the background. Medium to full body with nice prickly carbonation. Finishes warm with lingering bourbon and chocolate notes.

O: exceptional beer. Nice BA Stout with full flavor and lovely blend of fruit flavors on top of the traditional chocolates, caramels and bourbon.

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

Photo of MackT
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Intriguing upon pour, scant, minimal head. Aroma is glorious, dark & mysterious, descriptions are limited to ones imagination.
Hard for me to call this a beer, in the traditional sense. Wonderfully strong, a slow sipper to be savored.
A rare treat, one for celebration.
If you’re alive, it’s time to celebrate.
If you don’t like this, I don’t want to know you, lol.

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

Photo of Hmw11
4.83/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of williahd
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stockatron
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

wood brandy plums smoke chocolate, raisins malt malt malt - a lot going on, beautifully thick and smooth. my taste I prefer ones at this abv with coffee in them so for me to like this one this much says quite a bit

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Photo of Croppbe
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheDoctor
4.28/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Aug-31-2017 (Consumed May-28-2018)


A:
Pours a thick black with a finger and a half of fizzy tan head that evaporates almost immediately. Meh retention; no lacing. Looks like coke. (3.5)

S:
Thick bourbony sweetness, vanilla darkfruits, oak, some booze, chocolate. (4.25)

T:
Mmmm. Thick, syrupy dollop of vanillins, raisins, oaky whiskey, chocolate, maple and general sweet/greasy/nutty roastiness. (4.5)

M:
Full, syrupy body with moderate carbonation and a warming boozy finish. (4)

O:
Very nice stout.
It isn't much to look at, but ends up packing a wollop in more ways than one. Very sweet on the whole. The nose is slightly fruity with some sweet roast notes and a lot of barrel character. The flavor follows suit with more chocolate and nuttiness. It is fairly boozy and warming. This is a fine beer that I'd gladly have again, nonetheless it is nothing I'd go out of my way for as it is just at my threshold for how sweet and how barrely I like a stout like this. Plus the look and feel didn't wow me like some. Still and all, extremely tasty. (4.25)

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Photo of Nmgreen
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VincentLyons
4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Plubard
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chilmer
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid black,low carbonation with a thick heavy feel. Aroma is bourbon first followed by roasted mslt and espresso. Taste is very similar, bourbon dominates but as it warms the flavor becomes more complex. Smooth and very pleasant and enjoyable

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeannieVolpe
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It’s complicated

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of justinv29
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks pitch black. You smell the coffee and chocolate. The taste is very solid though at times, the bourbon comes through too much. I like bourbon, but this can be a bit overpowering on some years.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,633 ratings