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

2012 bottle

Jet black and fairly dense looking with a ring of small tan head and no lace at all. Smell is loaded with bourbon, oak and vanilla, bakers chocolates, fudge, incredible roast qualities, a bit of alcohol heat, light coffee as well, an incredible nose in every way. Taste is similar to the nose, roasted malts and bourbon, vanilla, oak, various chocolate flavours, fudge-chocolate chip cookie flavours, a little heat from the alcohol, more bourbon in the aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, big full bodied chewey feel. Just incredible every bit as good as I had anticipated but I still enjoyed BCBCS more, wonderful stuff here.

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

2012 Vintage poured into snifter.

Pours a very very dark brown. Thick as hell. Looks like dirty motor oil. Very minimal head but not much expected at 15%

Smell is bourbon and sweet malts. Some dark fruits and hints of bitter coffee. Some vanilla and oak come through as well. A definite char.

Taste is magnificent. Syrupy sweetness with a bit of milk chocolate. Vanilla. Oak. Huge malts and bourbon flavors. Ugh. Just phenomenal. Char and deep burnt caramel. It just goes on and on. Molasses and more.

Mouthfeel is massive. Just the right amount of carbonation. Huge and chewy. Almost like syrup.

This beer is near perfect for me. You've heard of it. Get it.

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

Goose Island Beer Co. - (2011) Bourbon County Brand Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick oil black with no real head about it, but it's aged in who knows what conditions (got it from a friend) so I'm not going to split hairs here. Lacing is little chunks all over the glass.

Smell - Rich and creamy sweet chocolate and caramel with blended bourbon on top. Absolutely delectable.

Taste - Carbonated bite, then creamy chocolate and coffee with a bite of bourbon at the end. Sweet caramel and molasses lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Rests thick and sweet, but not too sweet. It's a friggan dessert by itself! Obviously boozy but surprisingly drinkable. Fullest of full bodied. Moderate to high carbonation that works well.

Overall - This is phenomenal. I can't pour InBev haterade on this one, it's great. 100% recommend.

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update: 2012 cellared for one year.
Stronger, more complex chocolate aroma. Nutty aroma becomes apparent with warming.
The nutty aroma morphs into an oak aroma- from the barrels.

The taste is very complex chocolate- it's more layered than the fresh bottle.
There is a nutty taste, which is also more pronounced when fresh.

The Bourbon alcohol finish kicks in with warming. There is a liqueur consistency which is slightly stronger than the fresh tasting.

A great beer-fresh or cellared.

*** Fresh review

It's time. Got another bottle in the cellar.

2012: Poured a deep, opaque chocolate brown with virtually no head.

Very strong Bourbon, alcohol, and a nutty flavor wafted from the head.
It's intense already!

The mouth feel was relatively smooth, like the other elements of the beer.
It may be a high ABV Imperial stout with pronounced aroma and flavor- but it's smooth- no harshness to this baby.

The aroma carries to the taste- slightly different. Incredibly intense Bourbon and alcohol- smooth but intense- some fruit and nuts.

This beer tastes like a liqueur- highly alcoholic & smooth. Rounded intensity.

Amazing Imperial Stout.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,530 ratings