Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
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12,194 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:
12,194
Reviews:
2,953
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,750
Gots:
7,480
For Trade:
732
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,194 |  Reviews: 2,953
Photo of AaronSprouse
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The first time I tried this beer I honestly didn't like it. I gave it another try a few weeks later and I must say that it was surprisingly good. Perhaps my senses were more "open" to discover and enjoy all the complexities of the various flavors.

The beer is very much black with almost no head.

Smells of banana, wheat, graham cracker, dough and mild notes of chocolate.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Every sip I taste something different, very enjoyable experience. It can be both very sweet and somewhat bitter. It definitely is a beer that one must take their time with in order to fully appreciate it.

There was a lot of carbonation which definitely added to the beer.

Overall, this could be a beer that needs to be tried on more than one occasion in order to awake one's senses. Bravo Goose Island!

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Photo of Captredbeard701
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish it was in a bigger glass

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

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Teddy_Hopper
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yergermeister
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGonzo90
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T1i1m1
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Such a big flavor. 2014 version. Tasted this only a couple of weeks after release. Barrel age flavor hits you up front with sweetness and bourbon and coffee coming in later. This is a lot to take in. The booze is not in the flavor, but in the feel after a couple of sips.

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Photo of bolognasuave
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

can't say enough about this one. one of the tops ever in the world of BA beers for a reason.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of isu68mbt
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Illinasia
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BankBrewer
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of tridge85
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle of 2013 vintage into tulip during #bottlecherwednesdays at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Black liquid with thin tan head that barely sticks. Aroma is full-on bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and wood. Taste is unbelievable! Big hit of booze, sweet chocolate, fig, and vanilla, some roastiness. Full bodied, low carbonation, beautifully silky and chewy texture, finishes with a nice warming sensation on the way down. Clearly outstanding!

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Photo of sd123
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NappyB
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_God
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: deep espresso to jet black. Thinnest khaki head.

S: bourbon. OAk. Vanilla. Brown sugar.

T: oak. Bourbon. A bit smoky. Subtle vanilla.

F: thick. Creamy. Boozy. Always good.

O: One of the best.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,194 ratings.
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