Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021)
Goose Island Beer Co.

Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021)Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021)
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,202
Ranked #7,513
4.13 | pDev: 9.44%
Today at 07:20 PM
Aug 10, 2021
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021)Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021)
Notes: For the second year in a row, Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout is inspired by a classic frozen treat and brewed again by the mastermind, Emily Kosmal. A flavor house specialist, Emily has the knowledge and skill to bring her dessert treats to life. Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout is aged in bourbon barrels and blended with luscious strawberries, vanilla, and coconut, reminiscent of a classic strawberry ice cream bar. These elements come together to create the indelible flavors of decadent shortcake, layered with vanilla and topped off with the slight fruitiness of strawberries, similar to the ice cream bar’s strawberry core. Emily—who also created the concept for 2016 Proprietor’s and 2020 Proprietor’s—is our first brewer to have three Proprietor’s concepts picked for release. ⁠⁠
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4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Today at 07:20 PM
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4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

Well they pretty much nailed the taste of a strawberry éclair ice cream bar. I did like this one better than the Prop previous three years. It was not too sweet thought the strawberry was pretty dominant .

Tuesday at 04:59 PM
4.21 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Sunday at 12:59 AM
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3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by eppie82 from Illinois

Looks deep, dark with brown head. Smells actually descent as well, like a Neapolitan. But the flavor is really strawberry artificial in taste, and doesn't get any better as it warms. Thinner than years past BCBS.

Jan 20, 2022
4.11 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jan 16, 2022
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jan 05, 2022
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4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by stolzy from Illinois

This is better than the more expensive Elijah Craig collaboration, and it’s interesting in flavor, in a way that makes it a worthwhile deviation from the basic BCBS. I hate coconut, and I still loved this beer. If you’re in Chicagoland and can find it, I say get yourself one.

Jan 01, 2022
4.29 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jan 01, 2022
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3.27/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Looks nice, huge mocha head looks like a chocolate milkshake black & tan with coffee. Smells like Twizzlers. Artificial strawberry and faint coconut/vanilla surface over time. Tastes like Twizzlers, with that weirdly mealy, gummy flavor that doesn’t really taste like fruit. Kind of gross actually. Not unlike trotting out John Hall to union bust at the Clybourn brewpub. Base BCS is there, but the artificial flavorings take over to an unpleasant degree. Medium bodied, artificial strawberry is the most prominent flavor.

Did the world really need another candy-flavored popsicle beer? Goose Island is clearly out of ideas at this point. ABInbev just keeps wringing the last drops from their BCS golden hen, riding the gravy train til the biscuit wheels fall off. The fancy box was way more interesting than the contents of the bottle. Thanks to Lee & Liz for this one!

Dec 27, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Contrary to other reviews, I’m not getting this “strawberry dominance”. Is it there? Yes. But I find, after opening and letting it sit fir 15 minutes or so, the flavors sort of blend nicely. It is cakey, like a strawberry flavored cake with vanilla frosting and some shaved coconut on top. Bourbon flavor is very slight (for the brand) but is still very much there. Just way in the background. I find the body on the heavier side of medium. Finishes with a bourbony chocolate covered strawberry taste.

Dec 26, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

Poured a quickly dissipating head, no lacing. Notes of strawberry, coconut, and vanilla. Sweet tasting, big notes of coconut and strawberry, mild vanilla. A bit of bourbon presence. Medium bodied, mouth watering finish, boozy. Like a strawberry sundae.

Dec 25, 2021
3 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2021
4.79 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Pitch black usual body but the head is reserved to a brown ring. Smell has the strawberry and coconut meld in with the base bcbs stout more, vanilla is a natural fit given the usual bcbs profile, and it really works for me: molasses, bourbon, semi-sweet chocolate and light leather support well. Taste however is segregated: on one side of the sip you have bcbs stout, and the other you have very sweet strawberry coulis with big coconut and lesser vanilla. Feel is warm, bright for style, smooth and sugar do culminate a bit. Has to be for dessert given the sweetness, it's a fine stout, but not up to the usual bcbs standards

Dec 22, 2021
3.73 by mando31 from Illinois on Dec 21, 2021
4.35 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 18, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 10/13/21; drank 12/7/21 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

An even pour yielded a small, noisy tan head which quickly dissipated; no lace.

Strawberry syrup & faint milk chocolate syrup notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Strawberry syrup and faint chocolate syrup flavors; artificial and cloying.

Full pass on this moving forward.

Dec 08, 2021
4.42 by cd34 from Illinois on Dec 06, 2021
4.4 by krl2112 from Illinois on Dec 05, 2021
4.37 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2021
4.46 by brewskis from Indiana on Nov 30, 2021
4.06 by egoo33 from Illinois on Nov 28, 2021
4.31 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Nov 27, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GrumpyGas from Illinois

I am pleasantly surprised. I've let it warm for 20 minutes or so and the strawberry and vanilla flavors stand out but do not overpower the base. Right out of the tap the aroma was pretty muted, but with warmth it definitely has a cake aroma with strawberry and vanilla notes with a hint of coconut. Flavors match and the feel, thinner than the typical base, is still creamy and full.

Nov 26, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Lots of strawberry. hint of chocolate and bourbon. that's really about it. Nothing too exciting here.

Nov 21, 2021
4.25 by xdtfx from Illinois on Nov 20, 2021
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Nov 11, 2021
4.15 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 01, 2021
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (2021) from Goose Island Beer Co.
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