Bourbon County Brand Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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100
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12,196 Ratings
Bourbon County Brand StoutBourbon County Brand Stout
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12,196
Reviews:
2,953
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Wants:
2,751
Gots:
7,480
For Trade:
731
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 12,196 |  Reviews: 2,953
Photo of trmiller24
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mjklaus1
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.91/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured super dark black with little to no head, even with a pretty harsh pour.

Smell: Bourbon and oak up front, but closely followed by dark fruits (maybe cherries) and then vanilla and some caramel. This thing smells delicious.

Taste: Everything is present and blends well together. A lot of times the bourbon takes over these types of beers, and even though I don't mind that because I am a bourbon drinker, I think being able to impart bourbon on a beer without it dominating is the best case scenario. This beer has bourbon and oak there but its still sweet with the vanilla and caramel and it definitely has dark fruits in there as well.

Feel: This thing is definitely full-bodied and super smooth. Pretty easy to drink at its abv with no bitterness and no aftertaste.

Overall: I am really loving this beer at the moment. This might be the best blend of flavors from a BA beer I have ever had, that still had a really great bourbon feel to it. This definitely goes into the permawant category and I will be searching it out at the next release.

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Photo of Crafty_sonofabeer
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of B302
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Griphon
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keffa
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BJIII22
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of agrinnell
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcvalocchi
4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moradin
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juggerr
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Egotist
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raspy22
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dennisdrinks
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MJ64
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riff
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black color with an off-white to tan head about a finger thick. Strong smells of bourbon as soon as the bottle was opened, also notes of chocolate and vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee, and finishes with vanilla. Primary flavor is bourbon with a slight alcohol burn to it, not unpleasant and certainly not as strong as some BA beers, but noticeable. Feel is creamy and flavor lingers a while on the palette. Overall a very nice BA stout though coming off a winter where I sampled many others, this is solid but there are many like it or better.

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Photo of zshaft
3.66/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of e_oly
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016 edition poured at cellar temp into a snifter 6 months after bottling.

L: Black with an airy, quickly fading tan head.
S: Good gawd this is wonderful. Mission figs and dried stone fruit with a bourbon backbone. After a few minutes, the fruit dies down and the bourbon takes over.
T: Mild roasty bitterness underneath a bourbon-forward flavor. There are hints of chocolate and coffee bean with a burnt sugar sweetness, but mainly is straightforward bourbon stout goodness.
F: About average viscosity for a bourbon IS. Thick enough, but certainly not thick for the style. This hides 13% incredibly well.
O: Fantastic beer. You just can't go wrong with this.

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Photo of intransitive
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrewT
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.5 out of 5 based on 12,196 ratings.
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