Bourbon County Brand Reserve Stout (2018) | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.54/5
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40 Ratings
Bourbon County Brand Reserve Stout (2018)Bourbon County Brand Reserve Stout (2018)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in 12 year old Elijah Craig bourbon barrels

Added by superspak on 07-08-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
40
pDev:
5.07%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of bobhits
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

So this was the "easy" got get bottle this year. I guess the price was a turn off. I got 3 bottle of this the bourbon county stout was impossible to get....thanks goose island!

Pour - Bourbon county stout.

Smell - Bourbon county stout

Taste - well I mean about this is bourbon county stout. Look the difference in a 4 year barrel from heaven hill and a 12 year from EC is basically nothing. See my review of bourbon county. I get nothing different here.

Mouth - out standing

Look this is amazing beer but I honestly don't think this is even a hair better than past base bourbon counties. I've had better form better barrels, the pappy barrels for example were amazing! These.....I don't think so. EC 12 year isn't that good in terms of nose and flavor. It is better aged and it is better than heaven hill, but the barrel itself isn't better imo.

This imo is the regular BCS, just priced more.

Taste - Just like the bcs

Ok so I'm scoring this as the normal bcs with a lower overall score due to price. This is dead on the base beer at double the price. Mind you the base with 4 year heaven hill barrels is basically the best beer ever made in human history.

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

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4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Acquired from local shop on Black Friday. Poured vigorously into snifter.

L: little to no head, oily appearance when swirled. Yellow/brown hue, jet black appearance. No particles present.
S: That cherry and chocolate candy/vitamin smell that BCBS is famous for. I get major alcohol scents when first poured. Warm wood, orange, chocolate, cold brew, fresh baked pie.
T: Straight Fruit juice. Plums, Dates, Raisins, Cherry, Tamarind, chocolate, hint of espresso, cacoa, orange liquer, vanilla. Perfect whiskey secondary taste/finish. Ash, charcoal, earth, tobacco is in the aftertaste and lingers for a very long time. All of these flavors combine to produce a very pleasant and complex experience.
F: Small citrus bite upfront that is mellowed by the oily feel, then the slight bourbon bite comes in. All followed by the whiskey aftertaste and a cheek-puckering feel that leaves you craving more. Becomes creamier/smoother as it opens up, but all notes still present..
O: I had very high expectations for this one, and it exceeding them all. First tried at Prop Day, then from a bottle on a cold night, this beverage is incredibly complex. Drink it slow, in good company, and let it open up.

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4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Vanilla from barrel, bourbon, dark chocolate, coconut, milk chocolate, oak, thick and creamy, marshmallow, balanced roasty malt

Overall amazing aroma and taste. Slightly different from regular bcbs

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4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
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4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

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4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Bourbon County Brand Reserve Stout (2018) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 40 ratings