Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.6/5
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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:
12,636
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,787
Gots:
7,736
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,636 |  Reviews: 3,035
Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of soulcougher
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joshkoskinen
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerMKE
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spenjo315
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BakaGaijin
4.13/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich and decadent. Nice amount of bourbon and barrel and well hidden ABV. Some black licorace flavour that I did not find appealing.

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Photo of West08
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Ssippisam
3.96/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

brown, almost black brew with little head. aroma is maple, molasses, chocolate, and coconut. thick and viscous across the tongue, wuth deeply roastes malt and dark chocolate rising on the back end. vanilla persists, plus a tiny hint of the bourbon laced oak this ale rested against. solid example of a big barrelled american stout.

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

Amazing beer. As good as everyone says it is.

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Photo of Jpirkle2715
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of neurobot01
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage. Cellar temp into a snifter.

Look: fairly thick, very dark, with a light brown head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon. Also brighter notes—spice, alcohol, cherry (almost medicinal).

Taste: chocolate, bourbon, a little coconut, hint of BBQ sauce. Just this side of too sweet, alcohol heat (but reads more like 12% than almost 15%).

Feel: medium to thick, very very solid—possibly the best element of the beer.

Overall: I like this a bit better than fresh; it's clearly a very good BA stout, but not worth the craziness it inspires.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.49/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,636 ratings