Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
Goose Island Beer Co.

Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13.4%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 20.15%
Ratings:
328
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 18, 2020
Added:
Jul 30, 2015
Wants:
  120
Gots:
  121
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
Notes: Brewed with maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels, toasted pecans and guajillo peppers.
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4.24 by 5EKF from Illinois on Mar 18, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Fall 2015 vintage; drank 11/25/15 @ Sheffield's...before the release day, and drank on draft, so no infection concerns.

Black appearance.

Almost no tan head; almost no lace.

Mild pepper heat, honeyed nuts & cream notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Toasted pecan, sweet candied sugar & faint pepper heat flavors.

A touch too sweet, which the pepper heat somewhat balanced. Very unique & tasty.

Jul 25, 2019
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2.76/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Aged bottle shared with me on thanksgiving. Yup, it is infected. Too bad because I thought the foretaste of bourbon and pecans was warm and roasted, but then goes sour and spicy quickly. Not good! Smells like toilet bowl cleaner on the finish.

Nov 22, 2018
 
5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Oct 22, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with basically no head. Pretty sweet aroma with just a hint of infected sour notes. Maple and bourbon notes. Surprisingly not that much sour funk. Being refrigerated likely helped. Flavors of sweet maple, brown sugar, some hints of nuts, cocoa, bourbon. Finishes with a very faint note of peppers and slight but not excessive sourness. Definitely drinkable and actually pretty good. Uninfected would likely be incredible.

Jun 07, 2018
 
3.83 by mush from Illinois on Jan 22, 2018
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1.48/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Well this was one infected piece of shit

Jan 21, 2018
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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I'm conflicted on how to rate Prop 15. Obviously, per style, it's a tremendously infected, bad beer! But even so... it's practically a wine. When I cracked the bottle, the sour nose was evident from as far as five feet away. I couldn't believe how obvious it was - it had a very type sour grape smell.

Ordinarily I'd have stopped there... but a friend gave himself a small pour and tried it. He didn't die. Projectile vomiting did not ensue. So I waited a moment and tried it myself. Strangest thing - every other infected beer I've had has been execrably bad. But... Prop 15 tastes just like wine at this point. Per my tasting friends, the fruity, dark notes reminded them a lot of a cabernet. I'm not wino enough to chime in, but yes - it tastes just like wine... and not a bad one.

So, my rating does not reflect the intended style, but the actual experience with the beer as it is. I like it. I'd buy a bottle. I'm kind of impressed.

Dec 22, 2017
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1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Winston3737 from Michigan

Sour and spoiled. Drain pour.

Dec 17, 2017
 
1.5 by Deltoro from Florida on Jul 07, 2017
 
3.97 by krl2112 from Illinois on May 13, 2017
 
2.14 by PhillyBoy23 from New Jersey on Jan 20, 2017
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2017
 
2.96 by Rjbrew from New York on Dec 30, 2016
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2.07/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Infected, but could be drank if you really wanted the booze out of it. Smelled of cherries and metal. Tasted only of tart cherries.

Dec 29, 2016
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2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with no head or lacing

S- smells of of soured yogurt, berries, spicy pepper, rye barrel, curdled milk

T- tastes of tangy Greek yogurt, maple, pepper, lacto, finishes with dairy sour flavor

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- infected beyond completion, drain pour

Dec 18, 2016
 
5 by bcbs4040 from Illinois on Dec 12, 2016
 
2.29 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Dec 02, 2016
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3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

From the infected batch.

The taste is sour with a lingering touch of mildly off-putting apple cider and vinegar flavor, though the base components of the stout are still there. The beer is grossly over carbonated .

Overall, I would not want more than a sip of this beer, but it is not entirely awful. It might actually taste better than some of the regularly available stouts and sours that are being sold on the market today.

Dec 02, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by krome from Illinois

Mine was infected. I like sours and wilds, and would have been quite happy with this...if it were what they were trying to do. The sour was moderate, very green apple in taste

Nov 25, 2016
 
4.62 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 18, 2016
 
3.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 17, 2016
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1.37/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by stevoj from Idaho

Special 2015 goose island bottle from Darrel. Black, oily pour, extremely small head. Something wrong here, smells like a cleaning product. Taste also sharp, biting, astringent, mildly fruity, but really undrinkable. definitely infected.

Nov 15, 2016
 
3 by rossracing from Illinois on Nov 14, 2016
 
4.51 by Richter525 from Michigan on Nov 13, 2016
 
5 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon on Nov 13, 2016
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2.89/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by bobv from Vermont

Oof.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................I'm being very generous. Damn, Go Cubs!!! My rating expresses my review, but, just in case ..............................................................................................................................................Looks nice, smells nicer, tastes bad, feels okay. Overall? See above.

Nov 03, 2016
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3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

If you told me this was a sour cherry stout I would have enjoyed it even though it's not my favorite style. However, this is supposed to be an adjunct heavy stout.

Nov 01, 2016
 
4.17 by allenson21 from New York on Oct 29, 2016
 
4 by Booner818 from California on Oct 26, 2016
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3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

Classic dark cola body with some milkyness towards the end of the pour, thin dark brown head fades entirely. Nose is sweet, to say the least. There is some roasted malt and dark chocolate, dark red cherry juice, bourbon sweetness and alcohol warmth, faint vanilla, very faint chili smokiness that would have been missed if I weren't looking for it. Over the top, but not in the rich warm boozy way like normal- far too sweet and fruity. The flavor gets bad, predominantly displaying cherry juice, with mild chocolate flavor. Which sounds like a great combination, but not when it's this sweet, and in a beer, and in this beer particularly. Coming to the rescue at the end is some smoke, alcohol warmth, and mild chili heat. Body is thin, sticky, a bit astringent, with appropriately diminished carbonation.
Something went wrong here. I'm not shitting all over it for any reason besides that it stunk. Way too sweet, too many off flavors, and too few and weak of the appropriate ones. Disappointing, to say the least. Now I understand why I was offered to buy a case a year after its release, and glad I only bought 2.

Oct 08, 2016
 
1 by rspauldi from Texas on Oct 04, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Very maple forward. Not much bourbon. Peppers and pecans are not there. Very sweet.

Oct 04, 2016
 
4.88 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois on Sep 25, 2016
 
4 by TheDoak from Florida on Sep 11, 2016
 
4.58 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin on Aug 14, 2016
 
4.25 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 13, 2016
 
3.46 by emottram from Massachusetts on Jul 23, 2016
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2.12/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Swirling the liquid around the glass and it's not sticking. Smelling some cherries, chocolate and oak. This tangy Cherry Bourbon variant is not half bad. Oh, you say it's not supposed to taste like this? Yeah, getting absolutely no Pecan or Guajillo pepper flavor. Classic bcbs sweetness with subtle maple earthiness. Alas, tis a disappointment. Oh well, sending in for that refund.

Jul 21, 2016
 
3.97 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2016
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 328 ratings