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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2013

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is meant to show our immense gratitude to our neighbors here in Chicago – 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.

DTM's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Another awesome BCS. The floating pieces of coconut are super cool. Just the right amount of a coconut hint. I could drink a ton of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3793) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks as always Greg! Inky black with a stingy tan head. Molasses roast light chocolate bits of coconut light toast light oak and vanilla on the nose. Spicy rye character comes through in the flavor a bit more than the aroma. Sweet sticky brown sugary molasses with bits of caramel and chocolate. Lightly fruity with some toasty coconut just peaking out for the finish. Stick almost syrupy mouthfeel, full body and then some. light level of carbonation. I think the coconut must have faded, but I think it leaves enough background notes to keep this interesting. Pretty damn tasty imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody; mouth: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody, finale in coconut with presence of roasted barley, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé; bouche : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé, finale en noix de coco avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5978) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2016
22oz bottle pours out brown topped with a small head. nose is big coconut milk chocolate sweetness wow almond joy for sure. Taste is more of the coconut milk chocolate sweetness roast malts syrup thick. This is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22oz botttle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Toasted coconut, chocolate, roast, dark fruits, bourbon and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from Phil at the 2015 year end Ottawa bash. A nice dark black pour with nothing on top. Unsweetened and slightly roasted coconut, dark chocolate and slightly chewy almost burnt malt, light vanilla, espresso remains, oak, a warming but well balanced booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, sweet but not overpowering, long finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coconut and black chocolate with some bourbon and some vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and satisfying mix of vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate with just the right amount of coconut. Quite a bit of residual sugar notes but not overly so. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Such a shame that this was only brewed once.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Received in trade from jcwattsrugger. Thanks JC. Deep dark brown to black pour. Modest tan head. Even after two years the alcohol bite is still on the nose along with the bourbon notes, dark fruit notes, licorice, and toasted malt character. Medium to full body. Smooth texture. All those dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit characters interact with each other beautifully to make this one tasty and vibrant beer. I have no reason to question why this gets such high ratings.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rejtable (2310) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
This was crazy good, thanks Philippe! 2015 Xmas gathering. Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose is cocunut, vanilla. Flavours of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, syrup, dark fruit, espresso. TAste big sweet, big bitter. Medium cramy body with full lasting bitterness. A gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, licorice, dark fruits, light sourness, very nice. In mouth, a rich and beautiful chocolate malt, coffee grind, licorice, alcohol warmth, light coconut, rich and complex. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
December 4, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black with a quickly dissipating minimal head, leaving no trace. Aroma is sweet with toffee, vanilla, prunes, hints of figs, toasted coconut, spicy rye whiskey notes and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet malts and dried fruits, roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet with figs, prunes, caramel, vanilla, hints of warming bourbon with some peppery notes, dry bitter cocoa. Full bodied, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Great renditio of bourbon county stout.

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