Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.6/5
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12,493 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): 14.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by DrewBeechum on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30
Reviews:
3,012
Ratings:
12,493
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,769
Gots:
7,662
Trade:
734
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,493 |  Reviews: 3,012
Photo of JerryHelper
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a nice light brown head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, raisins, and slight grape. Tastes of raisins, chocolate, coffee, very balanced and smooth. Beer is full bodied, has great carbonation, and is very smooth, dangerously so. Overall, a superb beer.

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

Photo of mike22ne
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle.
I taste lots of dark aged fruit and bourbon barrel char. Not finding a whole lot of coffee or chocolate roasted barley, mostly getting the aged flavors that chocolate malt turns into - dark raisin, plum, cherry.
It's really good, yes, but it's not my favorite stout to be honest.

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Photo of Chadlossie
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mack2012
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nhazu10
4.05/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of harsley
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jfinegan
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerfan82
4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tblayne
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Overall, one of the very best beers I have ever had. Great, dark color and full mouthfeel. Great notes of bourbon and smokiness that is not overwhelming. In all, awesome beer that is not overwhelming.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

(2017 Edition)

Pours like any other huge stout - dark black with a dark tan head, the size of which depends how you pour.

I don't care about aroma of a beer so much as the taste. That being said, this beer does have a strong aroma. I get a lot of chocolate malt and bourbon.

Now comes the best part: the taste! And it's wonderful. Initially the roasted malt hits you forefront, then comes the dark chocolate. Lingering in the background (but not weak at all) is the bourbon. It melds so well with the base beer. The finish is long and thick.

This beer has an oily texture that coats the mouth.

Overall this is a great stout. There are BA stouts that over-do the bourbon, and some that under-do the bourbon; but this one seems to have the perfect ratio. Not only that, but the base beer is fantastic, making the whole product a world-class beer.

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Photo of stoffystouts
3.38/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TomTrocc
4.12/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12/31/17 @ MTKATL - BCBS Vertical - bourbon to nose; maintained its balance on palate. Thanks MTKATL

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Photo of LucMcD17
4.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jmh21
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KrisLambert
3.67/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark color.
Vanilla oak smell with hints of bourbon.
The bourbon taste is strong throughout.
The flavor provides a bitterness not expected for a stout.
Full bodied feel if almost heavy.
This is good for a glass at most, no more.

I like stouts and porters but this imperial may be a little too much on the bitter side. There is an after that is not quite welcome.

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Photo of darkfruits
4.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,493 ratings
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