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

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4.53/5
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166 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 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:
31
Ratings:
166
pDev:
6.18%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
43
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade and cracked on Black Friday 2018.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice darker black with a thin fizzy mocha head that fades quick quickly to leave just a barely there halo. Nice legs for the ABV.

S - Aromas of some nice bourbon aged stout, chocolate, flashes of cinnamon. Not much nuttiness. Don't really get any big banana notes, just super super subtle which I don't understand at all. When it warms, and I mean really warms to almost room temp, I get a little it of banana bread aroma.

T - Taste is thankfully a nice rebound from the nose. Some nice nuttiness along with a good bright cinnamon flavour. The banana brings some pleasant sweetness. Little bit of caramel, like over sauteed bananas foster. Alcohol hidden very, very nicely, though the finish is a bit syrupy.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, though borders on being a crisp initially. Alcohol is hidden nicely, only knock is that it's a bit syrupy.

O - Overall this had all sorts of potential but until it becomes almost room temp I get practically no banana. A solid stout for sure but this absolutely pales in comparison to previous Props.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. Short, thick, brown medium head Fades slowly.

Smells liquid banana bread, banana, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.

Taste sweet chocolate, Roast malt, banana, bready, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Finish is semi-sweet with a bourbon and chocolate linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours Pitch Black with a thin khaki head. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of banana bread, sweet almonds, charcoal, smoke, and bourbon barrel. It tastes of banana bread, sweet almonds, charcoal, smoke, and bourbon barrels. The feel is on the thinner side, but good complexity. Another killer variant from Goose Island.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed on 09/28/18 so, the adjuncts may have faded.
The smell is mostly of unripe, green bananas and chocolate. The taste follows with equal parts chocolate and banana with cinnamon accents and subtle hints of bourbon. The almond presence is minimal. It tastes like a bourbon, banana, chocolate milkshake.

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Photo of Nick4444
3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjpolzin
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chibrew312
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcb7472
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of novamat
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McHenry
4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 166 ratings