Goose Island Bourbon County 2019 (Great Lakes)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by flat_lander, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (52) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana
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    Bourbon County Brand Amazon Echo. Includes something called “Drunk Alexa” which sounds like fun...
     
  2. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (52) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana
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    Isn’t there supposed to be a double-barrel Knob Creek reserve this year? That’d be my guess.
     
  3. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (367) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    If there were ever a label to match with that box/container, I'd think this would be it.
     
  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    GI BCBS Rare Reserve- only the finest of the barrels of Rare make it into this stunner....
     
  5. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (367) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Somehow the pictures changed to this hazy IPA instead of the double barrel...
     
  6. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    " We know you love BCBS, but up until now, you haven't been able to REALLY love BCBS. This Black Friday we release the Bourbon County Brand Stout Fleshlight."
     
  7. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,052) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Okay, this is good.
     
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  8. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (333) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I’d hit that...
     
  9. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Initiate (187) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana

    Make sure to get that one new, you don't want a second hand/used one.
     
  10. DryHoppedUrMom

    DryHoppedUrMom Initiate (54) Aug 15, 2015 Illinois

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    I tried to enhance the picture to read the label. Looks like they might have blacked out part of it or the shadow is just too dark.
     
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  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    In all honesty it is probably just Reserve and they figure an extra $1 spent on the packaging will justify an extra $10 on the overall price... or something is going back into 750ml....
     
  12. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    I'll only be super pumped if it is reserve barleywine
     
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  13. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,296) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I'll be a Debbie Downer by saying I'm glad Goose Island is giving us more wasteful packaging.
     
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  14. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    10 yr cuvee:
    2009 <.01%
    2010 <.01%
    2011 <.01%
    2012 <.01%
    2013 <.01%
    2014 < .05%
    2015 <4%
    2016 <5%
    2017 <10%
    2018 <80%
     
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  15. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,893) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Its only wasteful if you throw it out. I'm willing to bet that a fair number of people who buy it will keep the tube.
     
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  16. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (303) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I had a similar thought when I first saw it- "Well, that's going to cost at least $40 and everyone will buy it anyways."
     
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  17. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,052) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I'd argue it's a waste of paper or cardboard or whatever regardless, but only to play devil's advocate. :grin:

    I'm a sucker for cool packaging, even if I don't always keep it.
     
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  18. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    THE 2009 REALLY SHINES
     
  19. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,052) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Almost perfect Untappd review, just missing the fire emoji
     
  20. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,281) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    :fire:
     
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  21. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (574) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Kind of wheat-y.

    EDIT: oops thought this was the Hop Butcher thread
     
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  22. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    In that case shouldn't you cry about lactose?
     
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  23. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (574) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Every morning when I wake up.
     
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  24. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (514) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    That’s called discharge, not lactose.
     
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  25. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (146) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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  26. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (514) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    The 2019 beers will include:


    • Bourbon County Stout: Aged in a mix of Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey barrels.
    • Bourbon County Double Barrel Stout: "Double the barrels and double the time," the announcement reads. This variant was first aged in 11-year-old Elijah Craig barrels, then in 12-year-old Elijah Craig barrels.
    • 2-Year Reserve Bourbon County Stout: This spent twice the amount of time in-barrel as the standard BCS, aging in 11-year-old Knob Creek barrels.
    • Reserve Rye Bourbon County Stout: This variant is "intended to showcase the nuances and flavor impact of a premium single source and highly sought after bourbon." This year, it will be Rittenhouse Rye.
    • Proprietor's Bourbon County Stout: This year's Proprietor's is an "homage to variants of years past."
    • Bourbon County Wheatwine Ale: This award-winning variant is back for the second year in a row. It's been aged in Larceny's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky casks, which uses wheat as the secondary grain instead of rye.
    • Bourbon County Café de Olla Stout: Inspired by traditional Latin infused coffee and made with Intelligentsia beans and cold brew, this one also contains cassia bark, orange peel, and panela sugar garnish.
    • Bourbon County Mon Chéri Stout: This one is "a love letter from the brewer, Quinn, to his wife who loves cherries." It's made with Balenton and Montmorency cherries, as well as oats and a little brown sugar.
     
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  27. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (333) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I predict that vertical boxed set will turd up shelves for a while.
     
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  28. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Looks like the packaging is for the double barrel based upon the color of the label. Meh in my opinion, I've had double barrel before and wasn't blown away.

    A "reserve" rye is interesting. Whoever had money on GI trying to milk the "reserve" nomenclature to increase the price of these was spot on.

    Reading the label in the image closely, the Prop is coconut, vanilla, cocoa nibs and pecans. Seems like, a lot? Not sure what they are going for there but I'm sure it will be a hit with people who like the sweeter variants.

    I'm most interested in the Cafe de Olla variant if they pull it off well. I loved Midnight Orange so I am optimistic that will come off. Mon Cheri sounds interesting too, I loved Cherry Rye back in the day but I find most cherry stouts to be kind of off putting. But if they can do it with the nuance of Cherry Rye it'll be great.

    Also another year with no barleywine is disappointing to me.

    Finally, points to whoever said they are going to just start banging out more and more variants and try to get a couple hits vs. trying to make a smaller number that they all crush.
     
  29. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,052) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Prop sounds like a '14-esque killer, and Café also sounds awesome. This lineup is damn strong.
     
  30. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    I could actually see myself getting one depending on the MSRP. Three bottles are what, roughly $35 individually? If it's below $40 I could see myself getting one.
     
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  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Why not just forgo the fancy box and grab the 17, 18 that are shelf turding it up when the 19 comes out?

    Edit: Hawks Beer Fan makes a good point, if the price is right why not just get the set...
     
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  32. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    Yup can't see anyone buying that when they are already spending so much on all the variants.
     
  33. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,893) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Cafe de Olla and Mon Cherí sound awesome. The Rye also sounds great, but it just BCBS in a rye barrel so I don't get the reserve label other than marketing.
     
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  34. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (684) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm curious why cherry BCBS couldn't stand on it's own and needed the addition of brown sugar and oats.
     
  35. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    You hit it, they can double the MSRP if they slap the "reserve" label on it
     
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  36. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    I think I can see it selling more later on in the winter. I doubt people camping for variants will get many boxes, but being able to stroll into a shop in like January and get a vertical is a nice idea.
     
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  37. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Crusader (772) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Prop and Cafe De Olla sound delicious. Wished the DB was 2 different type of barrels. No thanks on the Wheatwine, just not my jam. Rye Reserve also sounds great.
     
  38. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (250) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Speaking of pricing, I'm curious to see how bold they go with double barrel and two year reserve. If I had to guess I'd say $40 and $35.
     
  39. Gunslinger711

    Gunslinger711 Initiate (187) Apr 16, 2010 Indiana

    If anyone wants to tell poor dummies like me that don't live in Chicago where '17 BCBS is just sitting on the shelf getting dusty, I'll gladly go rescue it...
     
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  40. RBMurphy4

    RBMurphy4 Initiate (63) Dec 16, 2015 Illinois
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    GI is posting the variants on Instagram one by one right now...