Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel StoutBourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #64
ABV:
16%
Score:
99
Ranked #223
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 5.97%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
101
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Added:
Aug 10, 2021
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  21
SCORE
99
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Notes: Our Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout was aged for one year in Elijah Craig’s Small Batch Bourbon Barrels, then another year in Elijah Craig Toasted Bourbon Barrels. These toasted barrels are built to the same specifications as normal bourbon barrels but are more heavily toasted and very lightly charred. Not only does this stout embody distinctive elements from Elijah Craig’s award-winning Small Batch Bourbon Barrels—like warm spice & vanilla—it also deepened in intensity during its second year of aging. The result? A Bourbon County Stout unlike any before. In addition to the familiar chocolate, caramel, and vanilla come flavors of toasted marshmallow and a very pronounced fruit and oak finish. Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout has a rich complexity and flavor only attainable through true craftsmanship, partnership, expert blending, and, of course, patience. This is only the second time we have packaged a “Double Barrel” Bourbon County Stout —and trust us, you’ll want to get your hands on this special limited-edition gem. ⁠⁠
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Rated: 4.48 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Yesterday at 11:17 PM
 
Rated: 4.54 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Yesterday at 04:52 PM
 
Rated: 4.73 by Prospero from Colorado

Jan 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.69 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Jan 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.4 by Benish from Utah

Jan 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.6 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Jan 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by paulish from New York

Jan 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.84 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.76 by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Dec 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured at fridge temp. Pours motor oil black with a very thin layer of brown head. The nose is full of roasted malts, black licorice, burnt toffee, alcohol heat, tar, oak, molasses, very dark chocolate, and a hint of cherries. Really nice and intense on the nose.

The taste is pretty amazing. VERY different from the regular BCBS, which is always a worry with some of the special stouts. This one is full of dark roasted malts, chocolate, huge boozy bourbon flavors, burnt toffee, raisins, prunes, molasses, sesame seeds, oak, and some black licorice (although less than predicted based on the nose). Very intense all around.

The mouthfeel is pretty thick and viscous, with a significant alcohol burn on the way down. I wonder what another year would do for this beer. The aftertaste is primarily burnt toffee and bourbon. Overall, a fantastic special release.
Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
BCBS Toasted from last year. I do enjoy Elijah Craig Toasted so I thought I would enjoy this more than I did especially because it’s already been in bed for a year. Lots of vanilla, black cherry, raisin, and burnt oak. The complaint isn’t that the flavors aren’t there. But, this is hot. Ive drank beers in the last couple months that were in the same ABV ballpark, maybe even a smidge higher and this one is just a little much. I like bourbon and I like bourbon flavors very much but I typically enjoy my BBA beers devoid of ethanol burn. 3/5 average on this one just because it’s got the flavor.
Dec 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.73 by beersgud from Kansas

Dec 03, 2022
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Rated by Zaximus from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From 11/26/21
Dec 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Dec 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Nov 30, 2022
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2021 vintage (best before 7/20/2026); consumed on 11/28/2022

Pours an inky, void-black capped with two fingers of soapy, dark khaki-hued foam; solid head retention yields a half-finger of cap, large and lasting, frothy collar, and limited array of webby, splotchy lacing clinging temporarily to the walls of the glass.

Aromas waft dry rickhouse with an air of soft cherry into subtle roast gleaning fresh bakers cocoa; dusty oak and straight butterscotch-laden bourbon gloss through the middle to a richer milk chocolate culmination building steadily.

Taste brings subtle cherry and dusty cocoa upfront, with a biting oak over the mid-palate yielding oak shavings and bourbon residuals as toffee, leather, and tobacco edges mark the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body and a subtle carbonation, leaving creamy textures atop a slick undercurrent through the mid-palate, with a boozy prickle into an intense warming on the finish.

Ardent bourbon inflects drying rickhouse potency, quelling a massive ABV to meet the comparatively understated malted chocolate layering in an exceptionally approachable showing of spirit-forward heat elevating a focused base profile.
Nov 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Skellbop from New York

Nov 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by bret27 from California

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Juggerr from New York

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.71 by dtm426 from Michigan

Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.17 by stmoorea from Illinois

Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Lucoli from New York

Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by ellswrth from Oregon

Nov 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Nov 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.69 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by micada from New York

Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.9 by Rristow from Ohio

Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by sordyl from Illinois

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Nov 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Nov 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2022
Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Barrel Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 135 ratings