Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

12,157 Ratings
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): 13.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by drewbage on 06-26-2003

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

My favorite stout... perhaps my favorite beer for 2013. Do not pair this with anything and for heavens sakes do not drink this with a meal. Enjoy this from a sniffter glass. You can also finish a bottle days after opening it. I typically buy these in 4s when I see them which is once or twice a year.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottling year of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout. This beer has a bit of a cult following but is getting easier to find nowadays. I've had it on tap and thought it was a bit too boozy for my tastes so I was curious to see what a year would do for the bottled variety. The smell is the best part about this beer when you pour it out. Black as night and a minimal amount of toffee colored head which quickly dissipates. The sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma is amazing. Initial sip starts with rich, almost milk chocolate with a tinge of booze. Much better than the alcohol smash of having a fresh glass. Then comes the problem, the beer is simply too darn sweet. The mid-taste profile of this beer is complex for sure with chocolate, vanilla, coconut hints and LOTS of bourbon which I love, but darn is it sugary too. It reminds me almost of the sweet tooth smack of a vintage port wine. It's not undesirable, but just really unbalanced in what is otherwise a really darn good brew. Overall, a 4.5 and a very good beer that is worth seeking out, but I hope you have that sweet tooth! I prefer the bitter, thick chocolate flow of KBS over this, but it is still a tasty beverage.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a small snifter. 2012 vintage. No carbonation, clear, sticky lacing. Aroma includes toasted malt, whiskey, port, maple, alcohol. Taste includes all of the above but the alcohol is well hidden. Some molasses as well. Amazing blend of flavor and truly a masterpiece.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,157 ratings.
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