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

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4.54/5
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144 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
144
pDev:
6.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
41
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of floyd_pugman
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Goose Island glass. Pours a rich espresso color; an aggressive pour yields only a thin layer of mocha foam. Nose is mostly dark fruits, with some chocolate and cinnamon spice; only mild wafts of banana and almond that I probably couldn’t have placed if tasting blind. Palate is very plum heavy (as the regular BCBS was); ripe banana is there but mostly on the back end; finishes with a touch of cinnamon. Almonds are only there when you search for them. I was glad to have this but it wasn’t worth what I traded for it. Adjuncts might be fading at this point in light of other reviews.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Barring Prop 14, this is my favorite Prop beer. Notes below. Bottled 01SEP17 16:56. 14.0% ABV.

Choco chip banana bread nose. Creamy medium carb body. So smooth. Nice boozy warmth. Flavors are more banana, cinnamon, chocolate, and lingering roasty coffee. Fire.

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Photo of cp45
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stanale
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Armando_Perez
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.39/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Grovejr20
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NappyB
3.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at David's party

Nice fizzy dark head fades quickly, dark mahogany color little light, good legs

Nose big mix, tons of banana, nutty almond, toasted cinnamon bark like thing, vanilla and little barrel, little cocoa and caramel

Taste big bananas foster, caramelized banana, sweet, hint cocoa, cinnamon bark and toasted nutty almond, touch caramel syrup, little spicy and tingling alcohol, thick syrupy

Mouth is heavier bod, syrupy, little boozy, decent but lighter carb

Overall great but not incredible

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of josephwa
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHBoiler
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
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 +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 144 ratings