Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014) | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago – the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Whether your first sip is today or was from that first batch in 1992, thank you for lifting us up on your big shoulders and joining us every year to celebrate the original bourbon barrel aged stout.

2014 variant - Made in Rye barrels with Cassia Bark, Cocoa Nibs, Panela and Coconut Water

Added by Danimal25 on 11-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
113
Ratings:
1,147
pDev:
5.96%
 
 
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701
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271
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5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Knapp85
4.49/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to try this variant. A friend was nice enough to open a bottle to celebrate his birthday and couldn't have been happier to be there and share the moment with him. Anyhow, the beer it self poured out dark black with a thin head on top. The smell of the beer is sweet but also inviting with the soft coconut aroma coming off of it. The taste of the beer still has plenty of coconut in there even after 4 years which is awesome. The feel of the beer is full bodied. Overall this one is a gem, definitely one of the best BCBS's out there.

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4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.24/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The legendary Prop 14. Notes below. Tried to be thorough. Bottled 03NOV14 0931.

Nice motor oil pour, good weight. Not much lace, the tan head of foam slowly faded into nothingness.

Cinnamon, chocolate, roast nose. Balance is incredible, yet subtle at the same time. No tricks, just a very well balanced vanilla adjunct BA Stout.

Same as nose, subtle vanilla. Lingering roast malt and fudge. Subtle booze. Again, awesome balance. Nothing has fallen off at this point expect a coconut water presence.

The mouthfeel has a great weight, with a good carb level still present. Sticky, and buttery smooth.

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4.69/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a Pitch Black with a thin khaki head that recedes immediately. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of fudge, charcoal, vanilla, cinnamon, bark, dark fruit, and a little bourbon. It tastes of cinnamon, fudge, vanilla, charcoal, dark fruit, with a hint of bourbon. The beer has a medium body, with good complexity. This was a great bourbon county beer, but not quite what it once was. Smoother but the coconut is completely gone.

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4.64/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.4%
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4.78/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bit the bullet and bought at Clybourn brewpub. Still holding strong. Not overpowering cinnamon treat.

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Beer rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 1,147 ratings