Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
Goose Island Beer Co.

Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
14.5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.64 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
1,056
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 06, 2023
Added:
Jul 30, 2015
Wants:
  325
Gots:
  630
Back in 1979 the folks at Heaven Hill Distilleries filled a handful of new freshly charred American white oak barrels with some of their finest whiskey. It is rare for Bourbon to age in barrels for more than twenty-three years. But these barrels patiently sat for over thirty years. The extra years developed a distinct and complex character that makes them truly one-of-a kind. We filled those barrels with Bourbon County Brand Stout, and then stored them away in our Chicago Barrel House to age for two more years. With these rare barrels from our friends at Heaven Hill we believe this is one of the finest beers we have ever produced. This is Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout for 2015
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle at share. Black pour, sparse head. Sweet aroma, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, bourbon. Taste makes for a syrupy sweet booze bomb, sugary and hot. Nice!
Dec 06, 2023
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2015 Bottle, drank Nov 2022.

Pours jet black. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, oakiness and hints licorice. Taste is smooth and a tad bit muted. Combination of nose - chocolate, bourbon, oak and licorice with some smokey tobacco. Feel is aligned with traditional BCBS. Would have loved to try this in 2017/2018. Incredible stout.
Nov 23, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2022
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Rated by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.39/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
#SPInvitational2022. Falling off but happy to finally tick this.
Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by chillin from Indiana

Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by JDPchi13 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.94 by Bloowie from Netherlands

Jan 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Snakesolds from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours dark and viscous. Even at 5+ yrs old this beer is spectacular. Good blend of oak, bourbon, and cocoa. Vanilla and tobacco round out the aroma and taste. A wonderful expression of barrel and beer
Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.8 by OfficerKramitz from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Thick and chewy. Still some alcohol burn to it even 5 years later. Lots of caramel and molasses, cocoa with the bourbon finish . Aroma with some tobacco and smoked meats. Very nice but I liked rare 10 better.
Dec 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 9/21/15, had 10/24/20.

Pours near black, mostly opaque, with no head or lacing. Aromas of bourbon, oak, char, leather, chocolate, smoke, light vanilla, light tobacco and licorice. Has a spicy, maybe peppercorn like aroma. The flavor also begins with strong bourbon, oak, chocolate, leather, vanilla, malt, some char, light tobacco and licorice, light marshmallow. Has a pretty strong spicy, peppercorn like flavor. Smooth, a very good full body, appropriately carbonated.

Lots of wood and leather, interesting barrels, and a different kind of spiciness that I’m not explaining well. This is very good, but I have a feeling I should have had this earlier. It’s lacking something at this point.
Nov 19, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TylerJ from Iowa

Nov 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.55 by 911CROFT from England

Oct 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.58 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.71 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 22, 2020
Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1056 ratings