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Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.6/5
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12,396 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:
12,396
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
2,757
Gots:
7,599
Trade:
733
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,396 |  Reviews: 2,993
Photo of sugarman
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zatch90
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jakehoodlum
4.24/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateTP38
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MKE_nickr
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

As overhyped and well sought after as it may be, this 2014 bottle was opened on 09.05.15 and refrigerated for nearly a year. What a damn good beer by the innovators of BBS style beers. Thick, creamy, and full, this beer was boozy and rich, but in such a good way. Fuck yea goose mafuggin island

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Photo of darktronica
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the 2012 edition. This beer is black! It has been perfectly aged in the bourbon giving a nice deep flavor and a bit of the caramel from the barrel. Highly recommended.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aerizel
4.39/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pound
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smk1363
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KentMills
4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.67/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kash2112
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBear
4.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage in a snifter glass.
Pour's black as night with mild carbonation and a short head.
Smell: molasses and hot alcohol aroma.
Taste: BIG bourbon blasts with toasted coconut, molasses, vanilla and tobacco notes. High heat from the Alcohol.
Feel: Lovely mouthfeel, low carbonation, smooth finish.

Overall this is a really nice beer. Clearly the idea to go big with the bourbon business is the goal, but for my own tastes it's a bit over the top and overshadows the other nice flavors trying to get noticed.

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Photo of mackeyse
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 2014 edition in a snifter at around 50 degrees. Since this was the first time drinking it, I have no way of determining if it had mellowed from the 11 month aging since its bottling; nevertheless, it did have some bourbon fire on the front end, but it finished very smoothly. Bourbon flavor is accented with hints of chocolate, coffee, and spices. Wish I had more to drink, so I could see how it ages over the years. Overall, a great tasting beer.

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VikingBeer
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: a 2013 vintage, on tap at the great Beer Trappe, Lexington, KY. From notes dated 6/5/15. Beautiful pour: rich, oily, viscous-looking black liquid, with a pretty, rich brown head that lasts less long than I expected, and lacing that persists far longer. Smell is bourbon, rich, chocolate, coffee, and a maduro-tobacco sweetness, with a hint of smoke. Taste is...wow. An absolute bomb of flavor, mirroring the nose closely: bourbon, oak, coffee, dark (yet sweetish) chocolate, with occasional hints of spice and dark fruit. Rich mouthfeel, although over the 30-45 minutes I sipped my 13-ounce pour the carbonation fell off a good bit, making it seem a bit flat and syrupy for the last couple of ounces. I struggled a bit in rating this one for flavor; it's not as complex as, for instance, the great vintages of "Black Note," or, for that matter, the Bourbon County Barleywine. However, the two to three extra years of age on this one may have mellowed it a bit more than it needed. However, the definition and intensity of the flavors that ARE there, the drinkability and well-hidden alcohol, and the excellence of the overall taste experience compel me to rate it as I did. Well done, Goose Island.

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Photo of baseball636
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 12,396 ratings
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