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

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
118
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
5.96%
 
 
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698
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Ratings: 1,157 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of FBarber
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A friend ans I were watching hoops on a cool Saturday. After a couple gaming reversals and a delicious 2011BCBCS we decided ti bring out a good one.

In a word this hums with cinnamon on the mouth front and back of the mouth . It has every aspect of an excellect bourbon barrel aged stout and the cinnamon. A little, not too much. About a perfect beer.

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Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.55/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

After over 4 years of cellaring: says it was bottled on 11/3/14

L- Pitch black coloration (even against the flashlight on my phone), very minimal brown head at pour which dissipates quickly

S- Rye whiskey, cacao nibs, faint cinnamon notes

T- Rye whiskey, dark chocolate, brown sugar, light cinnamon flavor, woody, boozy

F- Very smooth, slightly syrupy, mild viscosity, strong alcohol bite on the finish

O- Nice blend of chocolate and spices play well with the rye whiskey and woody components. Would like for the coconut to stand out a little more but that may have given way to the other flavors after cellaring. A nice entry in the Proprietor's series.

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Photo of edisacoolcat
4.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: seeet coconut, Vanilla, reason, fig, a little molasses, Maple, and dark cherry with roasted oak. Exceptional

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F: nicely balanced with toasted coconut, Caramell, molasses, Maple, vanilla. Some dark fruit hidden within layers of sweet boozy oak.

M: Medium full body, well balanced and finishes even with lingering boozy oak, coconut vanilla and fig

O: One of the best bourbon county beers I’ve ever had. Unlike some of the 2014’s after 4+ Years, this one remains in excellent condition.Solidifies 2014 as one of my favorite years by far.

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.6/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12/29/18 (Chicago): $9.94, 6 oz pour into round glass. Pitch black pour, sweet coconut aroma. Very smooth beer, bourbon blends well with sharp coconut and bourbon taste, excellent blend stands the test of time. Slight cinnamon noted as well. Very smooth creamy mouth feel, silky smooth. Overall outstanding pour, one of the best BCS pours I've had. Well done!

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Photo of edthehead
4.84/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.33/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miniditka77
4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pulled from the mystery wall at Prop Day and consumed almost immediately.

L: Dark black and moderately thick, with zero head
S: Super cinnamon, with a hint of oaky barrel
T: Awesome, lots of cinnamon, but just enough so it's not overpowering, with a little bit of coconut taste on the back end. The coconut is not the same sweet coconut flavor you normally get from coconut as an adjunct though, it's more of a subdued, smooth coconut. Nice booziness from the bourbon barrel too.
F: Perfect thickness, and I'm probably overrating the feel a little bit, but I just find it impressive that they nailed a great mouthfeel with this much cinnamon being up front. Most cinnamon-forward beers suffer a little on mouthfeel.
O: This one really lived up to its reputation. It's a shame I can't get more of this. Almost a perfect beer. In fact, I'm even pretty sure that it's even keeping me better hydrated than other beers with all the coconut water. Prove me wrong!

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4.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
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

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

Photo of LloydDobler
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

Photo of WickedBeer
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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4.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Phineasco
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%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of mpwiemann
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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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings