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

Huge thanks to tdadiuk for sending me this beer, huge want.

A: Pours an exceptionally
idnight black colour with minimal espresso tinted head which completely dissipates leaving.

S: Amazing scents of bourbon, cocoa, espresso, roasted malts together with hints of toffee and alcohol esters.

T: Follows the scent, with sweet milk chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, bourbon and alcohol esters. Incredibly smooth and finishes with slight bitterness notes of espresso and alcohol.

M: Full bodied and creamy.

O: Definitely lives up to its reputation, this is an incredible stout that I am thankful that I had the opportunity to try.

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4.92/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 poured into a snifter. Vigorous pour raised a tiny bit of barrel colored head, dissipated quickly. Black as night. Beautiful.

Smell of bourbon, with hints of vanilla, smoke, dark fruit.

Taste is overwhelmingly complex. Vanilla, coffee, char, prune/fig and bourbon. Finishes like a good port...sweet heat,

Mouthfeel is straight from heaven, perfect amount of carbonation, creamy but not cloying.

This is the gold standard of bourbon barrel aged stouts. Many beers cant live up to this amount of hype, this does. Glad I have a stockpile!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

So this review will be for the 12oz, 2013 edition of 14.2% ABV bottled on 04SEP13 poured into an Innis & Gunn snifter. I managed to find a 4 pack of it from the beer store up the road for $22.99. Seems a bit much, but considering that breaks down to less per bottle than Chimay, I'll call it a bargain...

A: First off, I like the packaging- Even that has a matured, well thought out feel to it, printed on high quality paper... Pours black with a slight reddish tint and has a dark tan head of about one finger that recedes quickly and leaves no lacing. A swirl of the glass and it coats all sides in a viscous amber ribbon.

S: Definitely picking up the bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, chocolate and maybe a bit of smoked peat like a good Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Not picking up on any hops or abrasively overpowering alcohol- Just pure, sweet Bourbon Imperial Stout.

T: Now for the big one- I took a sip, and without the flavor even registering yet, I was smiling... In a word, it's amazing- All of the aromas that were there, are amplified in the taste. Thankfully, It wasn't as sweet as I was expecting, The coffee flavor gives way to charred oak and vanilla-caramel as the dominant notes. There's just barely an alcohol note at the very end that warms as it goes down.

M: Not quite as thick as it looks, and there's almost no carbonation to speak of- Nothing that particularly stands out about the style. Nothing unpleasant either though. There's no astringency that I can tell, and I'd say that's impressive for something this strong, bottled so recently.

O: In summation, this beer absolutely lives up to the hype. It may not be my perfect beer, but it's damn close... The Smell is the pinnacle of this beers showcase, while it's appearance and mouth-feel leave something to be desired. It was definitely a good purchase, and I look forward to the next bottle. I'd highly recommend this one to anyone who likes beer, bourbon and new experiences...

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am enjoying my second consecutive bottle of this 2009 Bourbon County which was bottled on 01142010. I Cellared them for 2 years and then stored in my Bros beer cave in his liquer store till a couple of weeks ago. I brought them 1600 miles through a range of temps and today they arrr warming in the glass to an ambient temp of 84.

I give such high marks because this stuff is in a class of it's own. It "develops in the bottle for up to 5years". There is no real pecedence after this long and i can only tell you i am enjoying it thoughy.

I have two still in storage that I will try next year.:-)

Poured into a glass, naturally.

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