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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare (2010)

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
From Greg Hall:
"BCS rare, I’m excited. Brewed in 2008, aged for 24 months in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels. These are the very best smelling barrels I’ve come across in 18 years of barrel aging beer. Barrels were originally filled with spirit in 1985. We have 50 bourbon barrels aging, it will be a one time bottling, it will not be repeated."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kermis (11261) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to trade with BoostIPA. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma has massive vanilla and bourbon, the Pappy coming out strong along with molasses, fudge and milk chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet. Thick oily mouthfeel with wood and raisins also coming out in the palate. Full bodied and still with soft carbonation and a warming finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, big thanks! No head. No carbonation. Lovely taste. Lots of raisins. An amazing beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
allesmetkaas (170) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by @kermis. Pours black with a tan head. Really strong vanilla aroma. Taste of dark molasses, vanilla. Amazing mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Fortunate enough to try this from a coworker’s bottle. Comparing to the original BCBS, this has a bit more bite, flavors are more smoothed together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Pulsen stiger. Trodde inte jag skulle få uppleva detta. (Thanks biggsbowler!). Lite av kvällen höjdpunkt och stora överraskning. Känslan att få dricka den bästa bärs som ett av de bryggerier som betytt mest för mig har gjort är tungt. Doft av vanilj, bourbon och nostalgi. Känner att den troligen inte har att vinna på längre lagring. Balanserad, len och fin. Svag känsla av oxidation som är lätt att bortse från och bara njuta och känna sig nostalgisk och minnas tillbaka till sin första bourbonfatade imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bomber shared by mtjoesph, pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a nice balance of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, smooth... Taste is lively and bright, cherry, bourbon, molasses, caramel, chocolate, and mild coffee. So well balanced every flavor is integrated together very well. Delicious and rather easy drinking. Maybe not on par with the outrageous hype, but this is stellar! Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of sweets, liqurice, vanilla, candy and french nougat. A flavor of liqurice, sweets, vanilla, french nougat and a oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
200th Imperial Stout Rating. I’m pretty excited that I got to have this in conjunction with that landmark as it was an astounding beer. Bottle pour into a mini-snifter. Pours a thick black with a thin bead of beige foam around the edge of the glass. The aroma has thick, rich bourbon, creme brûlée, and molasses. The taste is of rich, sweet, dark complex caramel notes. Thick sugary mouth coating mouthfeel. Not much in the way of carbonation. Lived up to the hype for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wutangfinancial (197) - CA to VA, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at Andrew’s House Warming Tasting. Pours a deep black with reddish streaks at the rim. Huge nose of molasses/syrup, oxidized Sauternes, fig reduction, thick bourbon sauce, caramel, wonderfully complex. The palate is viscous, with flavors of bourbon maple reduction, vanilla, soft barrel notes, dried stone fruit. Still one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft at TH’s summer 2013. I liked this one a hair more than the vanilla and King Henry. Jet black pour with brown head. Nose was oaky bourbon, a lot of spirit notes, roasty dark malt, cacao, molasses. Tasted complex, rich, with big flavors of malt oak, bourbon, molasses, and cacao.

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