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): 13.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by drewbage on 06-26-2003

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Vintage 2012.

The colour is dark brown, almost black (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. It pours very smooth and silently. Almost no head, just a few brown bubbles. No lacing.

The smell is rich and smooth. Sweet notes of raisins and figs. Some alcohol, but at 15 % is is much less pronounced than expected. Flavours of mature whiskey, caramel and dark chocolate. Hints of tobacco and dark rum.

The taste is intensive. Lots of dark chocolate, dark rum and toffee. Coffee with sugar and some cream. Bourbon whiskey, liquor filled truffles and crème brûlée. Full body, if there ever was one beer with that. The aftertaste got passing very hot alcohol. Then, it gets sweeter with notes of dark rum, bourbon, molasses, dried figs and a touch of smoke. The finish is quite short with alcohol, dried fruits and coffee with whipped cream.

The carbonation is mild; the few small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is thick and sticky, almost like drinking syrup.

Yes, it is a very elegant and smooth beer with lots of deep flavours. But the hype fooled me, or is it just that barrel aged imperial stouts have got even heavier and more complex during the years? Still, a great dessert beer.

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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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