Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout

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

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

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is pitch black with no head whatsoever.
Aroma is bourbon, oak, and vanilla.
Flavor is bourbon barrels, sort of a charred flavor and a little bit of vanilla.
Chocolate and coffee come through on the back end and linger on.
as it warms you get a different animal. Toffee, caramel, a nutty flavor.
Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth. Coats your mouth and leaves you wanting more.
This beer is extremely complex and well balanced.
Can't wait to try the variations.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was delicious.

I was drinking out of a small snifter, pouring from a chilled 12oz bottle.

A - A thicker dark beer. Minimal lacing, you could work it up but it would quickly go away. There also appeared to be alcohol legs
S - You can smell the bourbon barrels, maybe with hints of vanilla and coffee
T - First taste while it was still chilled brought out a lot of bourbon qualities. Once it warmed up it changed to a more oak, smoky, molasses. It is coupled very well with a cigarette, it makes it taste like a very smoky beer, I would love to smoke a cigar and drink this beer!
M - Started out pretty normal in terms of stouts, perfect level of carbonation. Once it became warmer, it became thicker.
O - I loved this beer, I bought 2 12oz bottle, as well as half a growler, and I'm saving my second bottle for day when I have a nice cigar. I highly recommend this beer even though a lot of people say it's overrated, I enjoyed it thoroughly. From it's strong alcohol bourbon flavor in the beginning, to more of a sweeter smoky dark stout as it warmed up.

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S: a sweet oatmeal bourbon cookie
T: sweet, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, astringent chocolate aftertaste
M: numbing, thick, dry
O: As good a job as it does masking the super high abv, there's still an off-putting astringent aftertaste, and while I appreciate many of the flavors and sensations, it isn't satisfying to drink, although if you're a fan of a bourbon stout this must be perfection.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,564 ratings