Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Northwoods StoutBourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12.6%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.37%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
396
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  21
Gots
  79
SCORE
96
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Bourbon County Brand Northwoods StoutBourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout
Notes: Stout aged in bourbon barrels with blueberry juice and almond extract added.
Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 396 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bshiban:
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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It smells like blue Play-Doh and that is pretty much impossible to overcome. It does become better as it warms and is still what I would call drinkable, but the sweet, nutty almond flavor is very strong and artificial tasting, the blueberry is reminiscent of cough syrup flavoring, and I could never drink an entire bottle.

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Photo of TH28
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. 8/10/17 bottle date. Appearance: Deep black, opaque, with a minimal dark khaki head. Head dissipates with no lacing.
Aroma: Rich roasted chocolate, black cherry, a touch of berry.
Taste: Starts with a really rich malt sweetness, moderate roast, dark chocolate, black cherry, light berry notes, a touch of nuttiness, and a moderately high bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Heavy bodied, almost syrupy, and a low carbonation
Finish: Nutty dark chocolate roast lingers. A slight berry tartness is there, but very light intensity.
Overall: A super rich, intense RIS with a pleasant black cherry contrast to build complexity. Blueberry and nuttiness are very minimal. Thick, syrupy body has just enough carbonation to prevent the sweetness from being cloying. Oak undertones throughout. Very nice

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Photo of Tiburon
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $50 plus city tax in a shop in Chicago. Poured half the bottle into a snifter. Really looks like Regal Rye, and taste is very similar but not as good. Tasted BCBS base and slight marzipan, mildly acidic after taste. Fruity

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon County Brand Northwoods Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 396 ratings