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Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.6/5
World-Class
12,395 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31
Reviews:
2,993
Ratings:
12,395
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,757
Gots:
7,599
Trade:
733
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4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Black as night. Brown head that dissipated extremely quickly. I drank it around 45 degrees, so a decent temp, but the high alcohol content is not going to hold head around very long. Just a super dark stout.

Smell - Best beer I've ever smelt. Hints of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, coffee - just incredible. I almost feel like I could sit there for an hour and not pick out every smell in this thing.

Taste - Just wow. You taste everything you pick up in the smell, so that will tell you how complex this is. There's an aftertaste (breathing out), of this dark chocolate/bourbon/fruit mix that is just the best thing I ever have tasted in a beer, it's almost inexplicable. You have to try this beer if you haven't already. It's a bit strong, and that comes through. Easier to drink than a "World Wide Stout", but it's still a sipper. I'd split this with someone unless you have a decent tolerance.

Mouthfeel - Not as thick as you think in the beginning, but as it warms it gets thicker and super sticky. Good mouth-feel for the style. Definitely coats as it warms, which is the way it should be. Small carbonation, but obviously with the high alcohol content it's not going to be like a Pilsner.

Overall - Probably the best beer I have ever tried, and without a doubt the best Imperial Stout I've tried. You need to get one if you have the chance. I bought 2 and was thinking about aging one, so we'll see how that goes. They say you can age it for up to 5 years and it will develop.

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

this is my favorite, highly recommended to any beer drinker, i had a 2007 bcbs in 2012 (five years aged) and it was significantly better than any bcbs ive had that was current, i also give a 5/5 on the bramble, cherry, and the rare. i havent had the opportunity to try the vanilla but im hoping the day comes soon

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,395 ratings
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