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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietorís 2013

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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Proprietorís Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago Ė the loyal and adventurous fans whose support helped bring Bourbon County Brand Stout to towering new heights. Each year this release will differ from the previous year; a special variant created for Chicago and unique to the year it was released. Whether your first sip is today or was from that first batch in 1992, thank you for lifting us up on your big shoulders and joining us every year to celebrate the original bourbon barrel aged stout.

2013 - Bourbon County Stout aged in Templeton Rye barrels with toasted coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bomber shared with ck1 at Timothy OíTooles Bourbon County release party on Spit Cup weekend. Black pour no head. Aroma is almost all bourbon, with touches of chocolate and carmel. Taste is significantly different from the nose. It is sweet coconut, chocolate, caramel and of course vanilla. Seems to cut through the bourbon. Finishes quite sweet, but not cloying. 5.8, ck1 says 15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Dan, thank you very much! Pours a viscous, jet black color with no head, while some chunks of coconut float in the brew. Sweet aromas of cane sugar, toffee, molasses, and burned coconut. These blend well into wooden, slightly boozy, hot barrel qualities, among bakers chocolate. Has an incredible smooth mouthfeel, super creamy, drinks like chocolate with loads of cocoa nibs and glazed, slightly burned coconut. The bourbon acts as an intriguing counterpart to that, providing wood and earthy maltiness without revealing any booziness, less intense than the sweeter parts of the stout, still easily balancing the beer. Instead of a noteable carbonation, there is smooth creaminess, heading into a mousse au chocolate direction. The Bourbon in this beer is by no means dominant on its own, but blends perfectly into the chocolate qualities. Finishes with dark chocolate, as well as an appealing, lingering bourbon note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mears (16) - - DEC 6, 2014
Delicious beer. Not worth the hype over the standard BCS. But still an awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2013 bottle->snifter. Black with hint of tan head. Coffee, oak, bourbon, vanilla, roast, cocoa, touch of coconut. Complex. Smooth and damn tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Aron. Pours lack with almost no head. Aroma got some fresh and subtle coconut, dark sweet fruits, sweet bourbon, dark chocolate and the recognizable Bourbon county characteristics. Big and bold ya! Taste is big, smooth and slick. I get the cocoons, some wood, dark sweet fruits, melted chocolate, molasses and a big full body! What a treat! I guess the coconut has been more extreme in a younger state than when I got this. But this beer was still the BOMB!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
22 oz bottle split 5 ways. Pours almost pitch black with a tiny head and some sediment in there. Nose is much like the regular BCBS, light fresh coconut in there as well. Taste has dries fruits, lots of bourbon, vanilla, booze and some licorice. As it warms up the coconut really comes through. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Been waiting for this for a long time. Pours pitch black with no head. Aromas of the characterestic bourbon county barrels, coconut flesh, coffee beans, slight roast, vanilla, caramel. Taste is straight up coconut flesh, bourbon, vanilla, dark melted chocolate and butter, roasted coffee beans, dark dried fruits. Body as smooth as... something very smooth. So goddamn good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014 - Pours black with a tan ring of head. Nose is lots of bourbon, dark roast, and maybe a little coconut Lots of sweet bourbon in the taste, with some coconut, sweet molasses, and roast. Thick and slick. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap 2014 GTMW, just so you know, I freaking hate coconut, hate it with a passion, if I see you with an almond joy mounds bar I will turn around immediately, now back to the beer, itís pretty freaking awesome. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma is full of dark chocolate and roast with a bit of vanilla coming through, no coconut though, the flavor has a nice sweet front end with a kick of bourbon and chocolate and fudge in the finish, again no real coconut around, probably why I enjoyed it so much. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbrana (475) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Wow. Very nice mix of caramel, vanilla, coconut, slice cinnamon, almond, and roasted barley. Sweet and surprisingly smooth.

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