Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.32/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with blueberry juice and almond extract added.

Added by superspak on 06-11-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
321
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
89
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of robotic_being
3.46/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Very dark, nearly opaque. Some ruby highlights. A modest tan head and sparse, messy lacing.
smell: Almond blueberry sugar cookies with bourbon sauce.
taste: Flavors really coalesce into a wonderful stout with interesting almond and blueberry notes.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshiban
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark pour, medium body. Tan head.

Really nice balance nose of almond and blueberry. Predominantly sweeet, subtle roast, chocolate.

Medium carb, good mouthfeel . Smooth. Subtle booze.

Nice nutty, jammy flavors. Light oak and roast. Subtle chocolate. Great balance, very good.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/black pour. 1/4 inch tan head. I get mostly an amaretto aroma, there is some fruit behind it, but my nose can't discern what fruit it is. The taste is almond, with some blueberry (now I can tell what it is) and bit of chocolate. The feel is thicker than I would have thought after reading some reviews, but it's still on the thinner side of medium. Overall, this is highly enjoyable. If I didn't know it was Bourbon County, I wouldn't have guessed it was a variant, but it is pretty damn good.

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Photo of Gaddabble
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. Served in a classic Bourbon County snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, the slightest cola brown hue, one finger offwhite head, short retention, zero lacing. Smell is dark chocolate, slight dark fruit, hefty amaretto, slight nuttiness, a fair amount of whiskey, milk chocolate. Flavour has a bit more of a candy-like flavour, slightly tart dark fruit, lots of amaretto and nuttiness. Whiskey is moderated here- no heat as far as I can tell. Dark chocolate. Slight char. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, thinner than most Bourbon County I've ever had. Good carbonation. Smooth. Slightly artificial candy fruit sweetness on the finish. Not my favourite BCBS fruited variant; but it's certainly not a bad stout at all.

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Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wellsnb
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeandduke
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/18/18: Brother purchased on Black Friday 2017 for $27 at Total Wine in Summerlin. Kept cool since, poured 16.9 oz into BC snifter, sharing the bottle. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Blueberry, bourbon and cocoa sweet aroma. Bourbon and blueberry primary taste, less sweet than aroma would indicate. Nice balance. Thin mouth feel, silky smooth texture, very smooth drinking. Overall very good offering!

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Photo of jcb7472
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 321 ratings