Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019)
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019)Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019)
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #168
ABV:
14.9%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,408
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  10
Gots
  9
SCORE
96
World-Class
Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019)Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019)
Notes: Spending twice the amount of time in barrels as traditional BCS, 2-year Reserve is a new twist on a variant that has been in the lineup for the past two years. The brewery used 11-year-old Knob Creek barrels which results in an oak-forward flavor with chocolate, hazelnut and maple.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 34 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by RollDamnTide:
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4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Duncian
4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a black with a mocha head that leaves minimal lacing. Nose is of fudgey brownie batter, marshmallow, bourbon barrel. Taste is rich sweet chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, bourbon. Feel is luscious, thick, minimal carb, coats the mouth nicely, minimal heat. Wow! what a great stout, much better than 2019 regular. It is rich, both in flavor and feel, and a complex nose.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2019 vintage; drank 12/5/19 @ Hannah's.

Black appearance.

Minimal dark tan head; almost no lace.

Marshmallow, milk chocolate, vanilla, oak & mild bourbon heat notes in the nose.

Chewy, thick mouthfeel.

Vanilla, oak, marshmallow & milk chocolate flavors; mild bourbon heat emerged as this warmed.

A worthy variation on the classic original; probably not worth buying a bunch of these, due to the price, but one is certainly worth attaining.

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Photo of akk14
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stmoorea
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black. Roasty aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate & bourbon. Taste has an immediate, strong boozy factor along with vanilla and fruits. Feel has the usual BCBS. Incredible stout.

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Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was one of my favorites of the 2019 variants. This one was very oakey both in aroma and taste. There was a fudge like taste from the chocolate and the barrel was very prevalent.

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Photo of omahawk
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Goose Island BCBS Two-year Reserve 2019, 14.9% ABV. Pours black and thick with no head. Nose is lighter chocolate and vanilla, plus bourbon. Taste is strong chocolate, light vanilla, some coffee, moderate bourbon, with some sweetness, some bitterness, and heavier bourbon heat. Excellent mouthfeel, overall world-class.

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mickyge
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown/ black and thick with little to no head
Aroma is of coffee and oak
Taste is deep with notes of chocolate, coffee and alcohol
It’s a mouth full with a touch of alcohol burn in the finish
Overall it is what you expect from a barrel aged Goose Island Stout , solid and tasty

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Photo of greenboat
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Typical bcbs viscous black body, no head, brown edging. Smells of wood with character, bourbon, vanilla, fudge, rustic earth, slight rye and smoke, and leather. Taste is right there with the best in the series, extremely barrel forward but in showing it off doesn't get too boozy, nice balance in that regard. Wood and bourbon so expressive before re-submerging into the depths of the other flavors from the stout. Get some caramel, dark fruit and slight marshmallow in the mix as well. Has booze heat but does not burn. Feel is thick, chewy, barrel forward, and well balanced. The wife loved it

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Photo of dexterk1
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon County 2 Year Reserve Brand Stout (2019) from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 34 ratings