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RATINGS: 166   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.

jrallen34's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jrallen34 (3478) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdoyledesign (170) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Draft pour at Heidelberg Goose Island Migration. Dark pour with lots of off white head that last a very long time. Keg was just tapped so more foam than usual. Aroma is is fantastic! Sugar, molasses, bourbon, some booze and vanilla. Taste is typical Bourbon County at first, then vanilla, molasses, and sugar hit the palate. Slight coconut on the finish. Very nicely balanced and not too overpowering on any of the flavors. Absolutely fantastic stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Heidelberg at a Goose Island migration week tap takeover!! The pour is a nice black, with a thick thick khaki head that doesnít want to fade down in a hurry. This was the first pour, so I expected the head. The lacing is just beautiful! The aroma is big on cocoa and roasted malt. There is a beautiful hint of the rye whiskey in there, and not a whole lot of coconut. Molasses and dark fruits are also present on the back end. The nose on this is awesomely complex. The flavor is great as well. Hot damn. The thick, syrupy greatness has a ton of roast and a lightly sweet molasses. The coconut isnít really overly present here until it warms up. The coconut comes through after it sits on the palate for a while. The mouth feel is thick and viscous with a great covering carbonation and it just beautiful. The aftertaste is a little boozy, but great toasted coconut and molasses characters make me just love that a little more. Awesome, awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwoodward (558) - - JUL 9, 2014
Had a glass at the Goose Island tasting at Heidelberg. So good, big, creamy, smooth, absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16250) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty woody rye whiskey chocolate aroma with weak roasted coconut. Roasted malty woody chocolate, caramel whiskey flavor. Has a roasted malty woody rye whiskey chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks! A: Pitch black with a thin mocha head. Head fades out, but this has great legs. N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, prunes, bourbon, caramel, molasses, raisins, anise, oak, and cola. T: Very very sweet, teetering close to cloying but not getting there. Coffee type bittering agent. M: Very sticky, heavy body, oily. O Big coconut profile in this one, but it never grabbed me. Itís a big booze bomb thatís not nearly as enjoyable as BCS Rare was. I personally wouldnít go after it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours a black color with a small, almost no white head. A massive BCS nose, vanilla, bourbon, big coconut. The flavor is rich dark fruit, hot barrel, coconut, tropical oils, some dark fruit, palm, a bit of oily viscous tire. The overall beer is big dark fruit and a shining barrel, but with a tropical twist. Pretty awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle sample from "Douglas88". Colour...essentially black with a brief tan head. Nose...massive burnt coconut and dark brown sugar with cotton candy and dark toffee. Palate...quite frothy given the lack of head. Very boozy and amazingly thick and cloying, with deep, dark chocolate, raw dark cane sugar and beastly amounts of boozy goodness. The mouthfeel is intensely thick and sweet and quite hot. The finish is lengthy and brooding with gobs of anise and burnt marshmallow. What a treat! Thanks, Doug!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1334) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a dark tan head. Thick chocolate and fudge with rye spice and bourbon in the aroma. Taste is decadent chocolate with rye spice and noticeable coconut as the beer warms. Coating mouthfeel. Very well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbrazell (1570) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at Closed for Business. Pitch black pour with a creamy brown head. Aroma of vanilla beans, bourbon, oak, deep milky fudge. While the aroma is fairly unassuming and similar to any other bourbon imperial stout the flavor and palate or in a fucking league of their own. Thick, rich chewy fudge, malted milk balls, vanilla beans, roast in the flavor with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, fucking decadent. No trace of alcohol. Just wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Churchkey, on a very loooong night. Aroma has burnt espresso with edges of coconut. Taste has more coconut, licorice. Nicely balanced and complex. Delicious.

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