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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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.


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
This beer is simply outstanding, beer of the year, right up there with Pirate Bomb. Drink this beer now its perfectly aged and ready to go. The explosion of coconut is perfectly sweet and not overbearing. The aroma is a sweet bomb but you come back for more. The taste is balanced expertly with the coconut melding with barrel, and dark chocolate. I hate the hype train, but damn this lives up to it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4441) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared at CC/KY tasting. Awesome stuff. Even better than Andyís version. Smooth, sweet, creamy. Bold but still drinkable. Bad-ass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2860) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Jet black colour, slight mocca coloured head. Aroma of malts, roasted malts, loads of vanilla, some coconut, wood. Sweet flavour, malts, toffee, loads of bourbon. Sweet finish, caramel, coconut and chocolate. Nice!
(From 655mL bottle @ Antwerp gettogether tasting. Shared by digita7693, LoPo87 and Sam, thanks!!)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2053) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle @ home ... It pours very dark brown with a small tan head.... sweet, ripped dark fruits like raisins, plums, bourbon, roasted cereals, dark chocolate.... this is soooo nice! love it! it has a bit more body then the regular BCCS .... fantastic!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1074) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2014
cellar temperature bottle at home. Pours deep brown with a dark marroon and slight purple contour, there is a tiny head while wildly pouring, lots of fine carbonation and the head disappears quickly, very quickly. The aroma is at first an overload of rich bourbon vanilla, afterwards some nice dark chocolate, lots of cinnanom n the back and then some toasted hints. In the retrofaction, some coconut indeed, and upon a closer inspection, there are some small white coconut leftover flaoting in the glass. Body is oily thick, yet the alcohol heat is overwhelming. Why oh why are Maerican BBA stouts so hot...? Dear Lord. Taste is rich chocolate, loads of molasses, sweet coffe and perhaps some blackberry and cassis jam. This is a good beer, except for the overheating alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at GTMW. Big bold BCS per the many others Iíve tried with a good amount of whiskey and oak notes coming through. A fruity element follows lighter behind the dominate flavors and shows off in the finish. I couldnít place it until someone else told me coconut.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at Brouwerís for Migration Week. Oh, baby! Black. Nearly no visible carbonation. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, molasses. Very thick. Coconut is barely present, but comes through nicely on the finish - glad that wasnít overdone. Absolutely astounded at how smooth this is for 14%. Bourbon isnít as overbearing as the regular BCS. Just delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattkorsgaard (18) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Amazing beer. Pours dark brown. Light carbonation. Medium heavy body. Bourbon mixes well with the sweetness of the coconut. Not over powering. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (75) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Lots of bourbon on the nose. What impresses is the vanilla notes and the warming alcohol flavor. So good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dctriman (59) - USA - AUG 30, 2014
Very good. Very enjoyable. Did I meet the minimum characters yet? Nope? How about now?

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
markextrae (1037) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
bottle shared by a friend. poured a pitch black colour with a 0,2sec lasting mocha head. big lacing on the side of the glass. white shade of some kind of coconut oil on top. (no coconut floakeds some people are talking about?) a truck load of your standard bourbon goodness. deep dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark red fruits, oak, vanilla, bourbon booze, small coconut notice (was expecting a lot of coco... to bad!). again a thick full bodied mouthfeel! complex and almost perfect! absolutely worth seeking this bad boy!! only "bad" point is the weaker coconut presence as expected... but fantastic!


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