Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

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Type: American Stout
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  • 4.7/5 
  • 13.00% 
  • 444/3669 
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Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. A great cigar beer.

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  • May 2, 2011
    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Beer; DIY Style (Homebrewing)
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    **2008 Bottle Reviewed**

    100th Beer Review on BeerUniverse!

    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 05-10).