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

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4.02/5
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326 Ratings
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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): 13.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels, toasted pecans and guajillo peppers.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
66
Ratings:
326
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
123
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 326 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of REVZEB
2.76/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rristow
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of mush
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
1.48/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Well this was one infected piece of shit

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Photo of Vidblain
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Winston3737
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sour and spoiled. Drain pour.

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Photo of Deltoro
1.5/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of krl2112
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyBoy23
2.14/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rjbrew
2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.07/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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

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Photo of Treyliff
2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

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

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of duceswild
2.29/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
1.37/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of rossracing
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Richter525
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bobv
2.89/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 326 ratings