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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Appearance: Says 2012 on the label. Pitch black, with a thin cocoa-colored head that faded quickly. Leaves some lacing and legs as I title the tulip back and forth.

Smell: Lots of bourbon tang, chocolate, alcohol, molasses, more alcohol, faint roasted coffee, and even some vanilla.

Taste: The alcohol is still there (and potent), but the depth of the malty, chocolate and caramel flavors really shine through and to some degree, steal the show from the bourbon and alcohol. Indeed, the bourbon is there and it almost makes the heat completely acceptable. A good bit of residual sweetness, but masked by a firm bitterness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Not quite as thick, or chewy as a lot of RIS's are. The bourbon and alcohol almost thin it out slightly. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste.

Overall: The taste was surprisingly better than the aroma, and the aroma was pretty good to begin with. Perhaps a big excessive on the alcohol, but the bourbon flavors were really kept in check. I think another year or two in the cellar, and this beer would have been magical.

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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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