Predictions for next Goose Island Bourbon County Stout variant

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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  2. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (283) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    That could be interesting. I forgot about that Facebook update.
  3. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Beachwood aged?
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  4. stevefinny

    stevefinny Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 New Jersey
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    I wouldn't be surprised if we see an angel share type variation. Something aged in the barrel for 2 or more years. Or even single barrel variants.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Port barrel.
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  6. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,863) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Originally I said maple.
    But now I'm thinking, maple and bacon and some banana.:wink:
  7. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,863) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Fruit wise, I think dates or figs could be interesting.
  8. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (271) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    I picked up like 30 bottles of BC Coffee this year, so we got a decent amount. We had a some Cherry Rye also, I got 6 bottles and knew some people that got more.
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  9. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (271) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    I hope this isn't true!
  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,030) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    "like" 30 bottles? I guess it's easy to lose count when you get that much. :wink: Wow.
  11. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison Poo-Bah (3,058) May 29, 2005 Ohio
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    Last I checked, those three were still valid users. Not as active on this site as they used to be, but not booted...
  12. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Levitation may have just left, but Largadeer and his many reincarnations were mos def booted at one time or another. And color me genuinely surprised to see Overlord up there.
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  13. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (283) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Why would you be surprised he isn't booted? I don't recall him ever doing anything worth banning and I've been using the forums since about late 2008......

    LIQUORBARREL Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Cream of Mushroom Soup BCS
  15. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

  16. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky


    Oysters dawg.
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  17. JAXSON

    JAXSON Savant (912) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Perhaps a walnut barrel or even a raspberry barrel?
  18. sidetracked

    sidetracked Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Illinois

    It will probably be Manhattan BCBS, because that's where they send all of it anyway.
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  19. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I predict I'll never see a single bottle of it, and have to settle for paying $25 for a 4-pack of regular BCBS.
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  20. drh88

    drh88 Disciple (338) Dec 21, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Rarer Stout and mostest rarest, nothing more rare. BCBRSAMRNMR
  21. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Banana & Peanut Butter for sure.
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  22. 1fJef

    1fJef Initiate (0) May 4, 2013 Maryland

    As long as it doesn't have beets im good
  23. Wardo

    Wardo Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Corkscrew, you must be livn under a rock dude. If you couldn't get BcBS last release you need to get out more. GI dumped a ton of it in Chicago to reward the locals. I put 4 cases in the cellar and as still coming across it in liquor stores a month later.
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  24. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,252) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I think Overlord mentioned, IIRC, he has a device which beeps whenever he is mentioned anywhere online.
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  25. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    So you are the reason no one else got any!

    Seriously, had another idea for a variant. Black currant. There are two possibilities--berries or leaves. Both are highly aromatic, but leaves are also tannic, obviously not sweet and would add some aroma and fortitude to the brew without making it more fruity or sweet. Oh, well... Guess I'll save that one for home brew as well...
  26. jokemon

    jokemon Disciple (317) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois
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    BCBS aged in Balvenie Scotch barrels
  27. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    yes please!

    I suspect some time in the future it will be civit coffee. bring on the poop!
  28. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    BCBBS... Bourbon County Brand BACON Stout.
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  29. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Initiate (182) Mar 23, 2009 Michigan
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    Bourbon County Brand Blond Hash
  30. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Aspirant (276) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois
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    I thought it had been determined that it was boysenberry and huckleberry?
  31. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Devotee (487) Feb 25, 2012 Colorado
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    I'm pretty sure the variants are Mulberry, Coconut and Coffee for 2013.
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  32. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    At least make it Peanut Butter and Bacon
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  33. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,030) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    and pages from Bartleby the Scrivener !
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  34. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    If so, my prediction is that coconut is going to get early raves, but won't keep well, and mulberry is going to suck. Mulberry makes for great spontaneously fermented wine, but I'm not convinced all the sugar and flavor will integrate well with a stout. But I'll give GI the benefit of a doubt--they tend to know what they are doing (most of the time). Coffee is always good. Still waiting for Raspberry, Mexican Chocolate (cacao nibs, cinnamon and smoked chile) and Cassis (black currant) variants.
  35. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (717) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Nitro and Cans
  36. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Alabama

    I know this is weird but I think a Dr Pepper infused BCBS would be epic.
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  37. edproctor

    edproctor Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 California

    BCBS ages in KBS barrels
  38. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Skip Dr. Pepper and just use carbonated prune juice... same effect.
  39. RobotScott

    RobotScott Initiate (156) May 21, 2013 Illinois
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  40. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    So a GI brewer tells me the 3 variants this year are:
    1. Coffee
    2. Coconut
    3. Mulberry & Marionberry in Rye barrels
    I didn't ask about the status of the barleywine.

    EDIT: This was mentioned earlier in the thread, minus the marionberry aspect (which I had no idea was a real berry, apparently that's the namesake of the embattled ex-mayor.)
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