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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by flat_lander, Jun 8, 2019.
Bourbon County Brand Amazon Echo. Includes something called “Drunk Alexa” which sounds like fun...
Isn’t there supposed to be a double-barrel Knob Creek reserve this year? That’d be my guess.
If there were ever a label to match with that box/container, I'd think this would be it.
GI BCBS Rare Reserve- only the finest of the barrels of Rare make it into this stunner....
Somehow the pictures changed to this hazy IPA instead of the double barrel...
" 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."
Okay, this is good.
I’d hit that...
Make sure to get that one new, you don't want a second hand/used one.
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.
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....
I'll only be super pumped if it is reserve barleywine
I'll be a Debbie Downer by saying I'm glad Goose Island is giving us more wasteful packaging.
10 yr cuvee:
2014 < .05%
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.
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."
I'd argue it's a waste of paper or cardboard or whatever regardless, but only to play devil's advocate.
I'm a sucker for cool packaging, even if I don't always keep it.
THE 2009 REALLY SHINES
Almost perfect Untappd review, just missing the fire emoji
Kind of wheat-y.
EDIT: oops thought this was the Hop Butcher thread
In that case shouldn't you cry about lactose?
Every morning when I wake up.
That’s called discharge, not lactose.
Here you go boys n girls: https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/bourbon-county-stout-goose-island-2019
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.
I predict that vertical boxed set will turd up shelves for a while.
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.
Prop sounds like a '14-esque killer, and Café also sounds awesome. This lineup is damn strong.
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.
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...
Yup can't see anyone buying that when they are already spending so much on all the variants.
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.
I'm curious why cherry BCBS couldn't stand on it's own and needed the addition of brown sugar and oats.
You hit it, they can double the MSRP if they slap the "reserve" label on it
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.
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.
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.
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...
GI is posting the variants on Instagram one by one right now...