Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.6/5
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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:
#30
Reviews:
3,010
Ratings:
12,488
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,766
Gots:
7,660
Trade:
734
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled in September, 2012. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Looks like used motor oil: jet black and very thick. Little to no head.

Smell: Wow. There is so much going on. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, oak, and just a touch of hop bitterness. Can't wait to try a sip.

Taste: It follows the smell, but expands in every way. There is tons of bourbon, charred wood, molasses, bitter chocolate, and some boozy alcohol, though the ABV is fairly hidden. As I keep sipping, I taste plums and dates, in addition to more alcohol, char, vanilla, and bourbon. Despite the complexity, it is super balanced, with each flavor complementing each other.

Mouthfeel: Super thick and oily, with little carbonation. The finish is extra long, culminating in charred oak, hop bitterness,and yes, even more bourbon. It's good.

Overall: I know Goose Island isn't technically "craft" anymore, but if this isn't craft beer at its finest, I don't know what is. This is an amazing, huge beer with incredibly complexity and balance. Buy it. It's good.

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Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,488 ratings
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