Bourbon County Stout

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Type: American Double/Imperial Stout
  • Brewed by: Goose Island
  • Availability: Winter
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  • Region Available: IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, WI
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Tepid
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.gooseisland.com/
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  • 11.00% 
  • 608/3686 
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"I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla,carmel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. It overpowers anything in the room. People have even said that it's a great cigar beer, but I haven't yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it."

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Reviews: 6

  • Feb 1, 2011
    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Beer; DIY Style (Homebrewing)
    5
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    **2008 Bottle Reviewed**

    Alright I have to say after the Dark Lord vertical that was done back in December, I am gun shy about aging beers that I really like. This was a bottle I was sitting on but since I had two of them I decided to open on up to see how it is maturing.
    HOLY JESUS! This beer is still as boozey as I remember it being fresh. It has mellowed out just a bit in the past few years but it still has a bit of a bite to it. Good? NO! GREAT!
    Once of my favorite stouts just got better with time. There is a lot of vanilla, bourbon, and sweet malt. Hints of dark chocolate dance on the palate as well.
    I can not wait to crack open the vertical of this that I am sitting on (currently 07-10).

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  • Jan 4, 2011
    maschm (9)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Ease Beer Team
    5
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    This my absolute favorite beer right now from, in my humble opinion, the finest American brewery around today. They are doing such fine work and this one, for me right now, stands on top. The sweet bourbon finish is absolutely smooth. This beer, a cigar, and a fire and I'm in heaven.
  • Jan 1, 2011
    shitgoose151 (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a bottle-aged 2009 version of this brew on Christmas 2010. The bold stout roastiness had mellowed, allowing fruity esters to mingle with this brew's chocolate-covered cherry flavor explosion. Aging does this beverage a great service, and I would highly recommend setting a couple back to age if you buy a four-pack.
  • Dec 5, 2010
    DeBeern (3)Rank: Beer Novice
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    I'm hard pressed to mention anything negative about this beer. I am not a stout fan, and sampled this at a friend’s 'beer tasting'. The brew itself is utterly amazing, it has a definite caramel sweet hello, but yet the bourbon barrel aging flavour pours throughout, like a 1, 2 combo. It is one amazing brew, but be sitting while you endure as this deadly squid ink will definitely knock you back without you seeing it coming.
  • Sep 15, 2010
    FromMyMellin (6)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Northeast beer lovers
    4.8
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    This beer is awesome and goes great with BBQ. The flavor obtained from the aging in the bourbon barrels is amazing. If you pick up a bottle let it sit, I recently enjoyed a 2008 and it was great. This is definitely one to keep in the cellar.