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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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tis the season! I snagged a 4-pack of 2013 Bourbon County on Black Friday, which was the only thing I purchased on that terrible day of the year. I've been building a vertical, but I always like to try one within the first month of the release to see what the current vintage is like.

A: Jet black "motor oil" as expected! Very thin head that has a coffee tan color and doesn't hang around for long. But, this beer has been aging in bourbon barrels for some time now.

N: Ohhhh man! FULL of bready roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, brown spice... I guess you could say "bourbon influences" too.

T: The beer delivers on the palate exactly what you were hoping for from the nose... PURE OPULENCE. It is rich and full-bodied with all the flavors listed above coating your tongue and sticking to the roof of your mouth. Smoooth mouthfeel. The finish is long and enjoyable with a bit of that heat present in the back, but not disjointed at all.

O: A pretty balanced beer for how high-gravity it is this year (14.9%). This will definitely age with the best of them. Now, the question is... how patient are you??

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aquazr1
4.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a large snifter from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours jet black with a coffee colored head that dissipates quickly. Little to no residual lacing.

S - Bourbon, vanilla, oak, raisin, molasses, and did I mention bourbon?

T - Chocolate, fig and dark cherries are prominent. Really complex, the more I sip on it the more that comes out.

M - Heavy with little carbonation.

O - A perfect nite cap, something to sip on to end the day. You need to let it warm properly as it will then release more notes.

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Deerslayer210
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my, kick me in the pants. This is listed as a bourbon stout. We'll!!! It pours as black as oil, with a Carmel head. Breath in deeeppp. Ahhh!!!! Finally a real smell of bourbon overtakes you, unlike many labeled as the same. Sip and you taste the smooth chocolate stout with a powerful bourbon flavor. After the second sip you know you are drinking something special. You know this is a strong one, but you need so much more. If you love stout and bourbon this is mid blowing. This is a must have.!!! Oh my It's empty, I need more.

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black as midnight oil with a dark caramel colored head.

Smells of bourbon, vanilla, plumb, oak, and a slight earthy, herbal hop.

Beautifully full creamy mouthfeel that coats the mouth with a vanilla bourbon and has a chewy maltiness. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, raisin, and some faint dry oak flavor that is masked by the creamy mouth coating. This is a big beer that does not disappoint. Definitely a sipper - a delicious sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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