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

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4.56/5
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105 Ratings
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:
#394
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
105
pDev:
6.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
41
Trade:
6
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Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.16/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This worked so well- it's best variant since Backyard Rye for me.

This one pours a fairly dark and inky looking black, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like roasted malt, bourbon, charred oak, caramelized banana, smoke, spice, and almonds.

Why does this work so well? I don't even like bananas all that much. The banana flavor is mildly sweet, with a smoky caramel feel. There's the big barrel character you would expect from any beer in this series- marshmallow and vanilla from the barrel, charred oak, and big silky bourbon. There's lots of chocolate, a bit of nutty almond, and just a hint of cinnamon spice from the cassia bark. This is so inventive and it works so well.

This is pretty thick and chewy- it feels fudgy. There's a lower level of carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel.

It's nice to see that Goose Island can still hit gold here- this is absolutely stunning. Inspired work here.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aleigator
4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a small, dark brown head, which immediately dissipates entirely.

Smells of wooden, earth and toffee accompanied cinnamon with a flowery vanilla peak to it, resulting from the pleasant barrel presence. Atop of this a layer of banana is building up, carefully adding a unique richness to the cinnamon, chocolate foundation. This gets even more intensified by the spicy coconut bark and foremost toasty bourbon barrel.

Has a smooth, fuller mouthfeel, with only a hint of carbonation during its finish, emphasizing the beers heavy body very well.

The banana is well entangled into the flavors of the beer, just as well as it is on the nose. Dark, boozy chocolate establishes a well rounded depth of flavors, topped off by a strong, well working cinnamon component. Almonds join in after the swallow, complimenting to the barrel appearance by adding a toasty, buttery nut impression. Finishes with soft whipped cream, scorched malts, bakers chocolate, boozy pralines and an interesting, prevailing note of banana with a nice, warming aftertaste.

A little sweeter than regular bcbs, this is a well working variant. It drinks smooth, relying heavily on the cinnamon with an astonishing well nuanced banana impact and subdued almonds. Alltogether this makes up for a unique flavor composition with a prominent barrel backbone, providing a little heat and a spicy depth.

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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: big dried / dehydrated banana with slight cinnamon on the back end
T: sweet banana and cinnamon. This is very good, but lack barrel.
F: sticky and coating, medium thickness.

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4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 105 ratings