Predictions for next Goose Island Bourbon County Stout variant

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  1. raczkowski

    raczkowski Initiate (0) May 16, 2011 Florida

    Started thinking as its almost August what the next Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout variant will be. They've done vanilla, raspberry(bramble), and cherry. What does everyone think the next variant will be?
     
  2. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee

    They should do a kind of nut, like walnuts / almonds. I think that would DEFINITELY go with the chocolate and coffee flavors and aromas in the beer.
     
  3. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    They'll make it a flavor that's perfectly evocative of pointless speculation.
     
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  4. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (557) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon
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    Something along the lines of Indra Kunindra would be awesome but I'm not holding my breath... I'd love to see a Belgian BCBS too. Still waiting on that BC Barleywine as well!
     
  5. bt931912

    bt931912 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Not saying that I think this is going to be the next release, but I'd be curious to try a cinnamon or gingerbread variant... if anyone could nail it, it'd be GI.
     
  6. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Strong candidate for my favorite post of all time.
     
  7. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Who's to say they'll even bottle another one? Maybe they'll just rest on their laurels with regular BCS, Coffee, and the upcoming BC-Barleywine.
     
  8. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,885) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Breakfast Bourbon County Stout! Made with maple syrup and intellengensia coffee!

    or

    Brandy barrel County Stout
     
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  9. CORKSCREWFISH

    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Does it really matter?............90% of it will most likely end up in New York anyway,to sit on shelves till the next year's release. Meanwhile......people from around the country will happily trade their left nut for it,people in New York will boast about having to move cases of it out of their way,to get to the beer they actually like,and people in Illinois will savor the few bottles they managed to scrape together after camping out overnight in liquor store parking lots.on "dumbshit Friday"when AB conveniently decides to release it.

    The answer we are looking for here is: Hype*Infinity!

    Maybe they should just call the new variant HYPE! .......... Fill the bottles with air...........and teach the HYPESTERS a funny little lesson?

    Then again,if the bottle said Bourbon County on it......prolly still get 5 ratings.........plenty of people will surely still be able to 'smell' the 'rare'!.

    Hyperbole?.......Yeah! Sour Grapes?..........Perhaps! Tired of AB already?..........Damn right!
     
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  10. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,072) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Hazelnuts. I think it would go very well with bcbs. It'd have to be really hazelnuts tho, not hazelnut flavored coffee
     
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  11. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    Lime-a-Rita
     
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  12. Horbar

    Horbar Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Not gonna do it. No more!!! No more beer chasing for me.
     
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  13. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    Bourbon County aged on cacao nibs and vanilla beans in a rye whiskey barrel.
     
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  14. JoeAmerican77

    JoeAmerican77 Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2009 Colorado

    Hilarious and Nailed it!
     
  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,852) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Ha- pretty good. FWIW, though, it's the regular BCBS that NY was flooded with. The specialty ones, like Cherry Rye and Coffee, I never even saw there.

    As long as we're speculating I'll have to say Maple, too. I think that would go pretty damn nicely in that beer. Here's hoping that they get their distribution worked out this time...
     
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  16. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (3,374) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Canteloupe!
     
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  17. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas

    BCBSarita
     
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  18. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,977) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    And if they do name the next beer Hype they should have a picture of the folks in Illinois on the label. Only fair that the ones who started the hype train should get some credit for it.

    So sorry we in other parts of the country got invited to your no longer private party this time around.:wink:

    Hey, I can get BCBS, how about a trade? Got any Blabaer? Am I doing this right?
     
  19. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,977) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Full disclosure. I probably still can get the coffee variant.
     
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  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,852) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That is surprising- you really do live in a beer mecca!. Great beer, too (I did manage to snag a few in NJ). At this point I am just happy with the regular stuff (still picking up four-packs, myself- 4 for the price of 1 Coffee :wink: ).

    You do have me wondering now about what treasures I might find when I visit my folks in the Catskills next month- could there be some out of the way spot that still hasn't moved their allotment? Probably not, but I will be sure to check things out.
     
  21. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,977) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Catskills is a beer wasteland, but if you hit Kingston let me know and I will share a location or two you can try. Presently I am not drinking any beer due to illness, and haven't purchased any for quite a while due to having 30 gallons of homebrew in the house all the time, but as recently as 2 months ago Coffee was available, and of course regular is still cases stacked high in a few stores.

    My pick for a great variant would be Honey.
     
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  22. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Grand Marnier would be ace .
     
  23. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica


    This is why the last thread got locked. Everyone started "speculating" about BCBS Chelada and Lime a Rita and the thread turned to complete shit with no useful posts.


    OP, edit your post to make it a poll. Then look through the draft-only variants that have come out in the last year---off the top of my head I can think of Red Wine Barrel, Coconut Rye, Blackberry, and Apple Brandy. Instead of making it a speculative thread, make it a "which of these would you want to see thread."

    I myself would like to either see Apple Brandy or Blackberry.
     
  24. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Except they started doing this before AB bought them out.
     
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  25. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Lol cherry sit on shelves? Nah it was gone in two days upon arrival
     
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  26. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    I don't think it matters, you'll be sniffing it out like pig on shit:-)
     
  27. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (625) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Baby vomit...they will all be infected.
     
  28. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan

  29. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    Hazelnut please.


    That is all.
     
  30. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Hazelnut or cognac barrel would be my choice.
     
  31. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio

    Isn't the trend peppers?
     
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  32. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    I have heard from a couple people that coconut is the next variant.
     
  33. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (139) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Coconut

    Edit: Beat by a second
     
  34. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    I'm hedging my bets on Coconut.
    But I'm also betting on the longshot: Prunes.
    BCBPS. Has a nice ring to it, no?
     
  35. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    As long as it's not SMOKED!
     
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  36. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Eggamuffin:slight_smile:
     
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  37. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    well i can't predict what the variation is going to be, but i predict i'll have to slash throats just to get a single bottle regardless of being right near new york :angry:
     
  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (5,941) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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  39. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island

    Something to do with maple syrup or chili peppers.
     
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  40. pmoney

    pmoney Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    Coffee = BCBCS
    Coconut = BCBCS?

    Mind blown.
     
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