Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017) | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.55/5
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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout aged in bourbon barrels with bananas, roasted almonds, and cassia bark added.

Added by superspak on 06-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#323
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
127
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
42
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of 22Blue
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of josephwa
4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHBoiler
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge cinnamon. Almost bordering on red hots. You get a lot of spice from this cinnamon. Banana on the nose and on the finish. Smell is great. Bananas Foster. Fun to try. An interesting and enjoyable experiment.

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Photo of Santz
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Shiny black, with an almost red hue at an angle, and a minimal fuzzy tan head that quickly dies to a thin ring.

Smell is banana nut bread, dark roast coffee, cola and cinnamon bark.

Taste really hits a home run on the inspiration, somehow eschewing both the expected cheap banana candy and also the estery banana flavor often found in certain beer styles, instead bringing an actual caramelized softened banana expression to the slightly bitter woodiness present in this nuttier version of BCBS.

Slick and a bit thinner than regular BCBS, similarly to how I found Northwoods to be, this one has a sticky dry swallow to it.

All of these odd attributes play well together, bringing a true Bananas Foster spirit to this still luscious and beloved classic BA Stout.

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Photo of GDawgs34
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
4.22/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter appears black in color with a khaki thin head that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells like banana runts, vanilla and chocolate with plenty of booze.

The taste is also somewhat artificial tasting banana runts, vanilla, raison, chocolate and booze with a touch of lingering bitterness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. It is uniquely bitter with barrel character and the advertised adjuncts being noticeable. Admittedly, on paper this sounded terrible but ended up not being bad at all.

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Photo of Brian29
4.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at home with Jordan and Lisa. Different than on tap - much less banana and more cinnamon. Actually not too bad. (4.06)

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Gross at Huna Day 2018 (3.48)

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amp
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPS10
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 127 ratings