Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)
Goose Island Beer Co.

Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #368
Ranked #4,434
4.6 | pDev: 5.22%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019)
Notes: Stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut, pecans, vanilla, and cocoa nibs added.
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Photo of kevanb
3.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, drink by 09.27.21 stamped on the reverse of the bottle, poured into a 2012 BCBS snifter glass.

The beer pours a nice jet black color, thick and viscous with a motor oil consistency that offers a finger of loose caramel colored head that recedes immediately yielding no film nor lacing. The aroma is pleasant, nice marshmallow and vanilla bean, chocolate, soft bourbon, nice charred wood, toasted oak and pecan with a light coconut character. The flavors are good, sweet marshmallow and lots of chocolate, slight toasted coconut and pecan, charred oak and bourbon spirit, a bit hot and spicy with loads of rich grains that linger. The mouthfeel is good, coating and smooth heavy body, luscious and finishes easily with a nice warmth.

Verdict: A good adjunct version of Bourbon County from Goose Island. It's a bit matte flavor wise and the balance isn't so great. It's certainly a rewarding beer but it does leave a lot to be desired.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Classic viscous black body with a thick tan foam collar. Bourbon, fudge, caramel, vanilla, and an assertive candied pecan near the finish with some wood and coconut mixed in. Boozier nose than taste but plenty going on. Classic bcbs bourbon, cocoa, and slight wood upfront, then big vanilla and pecans before rounding out into a caramel and coconut smooth finish. Has a praline like high note before finish. Less boozy and bitter than nose. Feel is crazy smooth, classically boozy, viscous but not too heavy, really thins out into slightly frothy by finish actually. Barrel candy!

Note had again and bottle and actually better than on tap! The wife loves it

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Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted on draft at Prop day. Very nice. Thick black and chewy. Lots of cocoa on aroma and taste. You get a nutty flavor with some vanilla and a little coffee. No hint of high abv. Very smooth. Excellent.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Proprietor’s blend this year was made with coconut and almond and some pecan. You can really smell and taste the coconut but it was not really as over powering as I thought it would be. That said this was sweeter than I thought and it had a candy bar like quality to it.

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Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Media sample at a tasting in NYC. Big luscious stout aside from the lovely pecan character that comes through in both the nose and the palate this brew tastes like a big slice of Black Forest Cake. Quite wonderful to sip.

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Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2019) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 16 ratings