HoppyAlesToYou (161) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Two or three years ago, when you could actually find this in four packs and bombers on the shelf at some stores, I was not yet at BBA anything in my beer geekery. Ah to be cracking one of those now, with a little age on it.... Instead, I’ve not been able to find any until the 2011 release. I had to put my nose to my snifter several times to confirm all of the aromas it is pulling. It found caramel, chocolate, chocolate, coffee, toast, resin, butterscotch, licorice, soy sauce, vanilla, and woody notes. The ale pours as deep as brown can be without actually being black, with a decent brown head that fades to a slight ring quickly. A sip reveals medium sweetness that turns into slight bitterness and lingering umami as it rolls across my tongue. Its body is full with a thick, creamy, and sticky texture. The carbonation is very soft, but serves this ale well by gently pushing over your tongue. One of the finest beers I have ever had.
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur d’un noir profond avec un col brun mince mais résistant. Arome très complexe de café, chocolat noir, vanille, alcool, bois, pain grillé. A boire lentement. Une explosion de saveur, une très bonne imperial stout!
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from aleigator. Black body, with almost brown short lastest head. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, wood and bourbon and bit smoke. Very good, but strong stout stout, takes a while to consume :)
sinfull (953) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great , rich beer. Coffee, fruits, vanilla, chocolate ... Perfect combination. Smooth , warming finish.
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bourbon aged barrels give this stout a unique twist. Better served at room temp vs chilled. Definitely good with a cigar. Very strong and sip slow. Highly enjoyable session!
pcshotsauce33 (55) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer made me sleep like a baby I even forgot to rate it while drinking it last night. The aroma was just fantastic. Definitely charred oak and vanilla came to mind as I sipped down this thick full bodied monster. I loved it more as I drank the glass half full. Carmel and light notes of chocolate splashed my tongue along with the bourbon smoke to it. Very interesting IMO beings I haven’t had this beer in any version before. Just loved it! Cheers
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably good thing bud took over as this is more readily available. Great coffe notes great roast aroma great mouth great super big imperial stout flavors of coco roast and heat excelltn.
Nsanders (616) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 tap at the Tap House, IL. Black with light brown ring. Smokey, vanilla, woody bourbon, alcohol and caramel. Tastes dry with a smokey aftertaste. Body is heavy with a sticky feel.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Amsterdam café, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination with vanilla balance. Caramel notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish. Taste: nice oily sensation, full body. Really smoothy. Aftertaste: vanilla notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish with coffee.
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
mikedR (1418) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not sure if I can add anything to the overly numerous reviews. This is a splendid, solid stout. Incredibly high ABV -- yet not boozy at all. Recommended, highly.