erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance...It’s a goddam Imperial stout. Clarity? who gives a shit? Black?...check. Long-lasting tan head?...check.
Aroma...Clean bourbon oak. Lots of vanilla, but nothing is really over-the-top...and I mean that in a positive light. Ever so light presence of the soy-like autolysis, but actually not offensive. There is some dark fruit, but it’s in the background. The chocolate is nice and there is no roast to speak of.
Flavor...This is all about balance. There is really nothing out of place at all. just oh-so-smooth chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in nice tight package.
Palate...Does a beer of this strength get much smoother. Rich creamy body, but never cloying. Just beautiful.
O.I. ..... Quite simply, the finest execution of a 12%+ beer that I have had. Just so smooth and drinkable. Everything in balance, and nothing making my jaw hurt or making me hold back from taking a good haul. If I can’t take a good haul...there’s something wrong.
I just wish I could re-rate all of my other 1002 ratings to be in-line with a beer this good.
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from aleigator. Black body, with almost brown short lastest head. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, wood and bourbon and bit smoke. Very good, but strong stout stout, takes a while to consume :)
sinfull (951) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great , rich beer. Coffee, fruits, vanilla, chocolate ... Perfect combination. Smooth , warming finish.
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bourbon aged barrels give this stout a unique twist. Better served at room temp vs chilled. Definitely good with a cigar. Very strong and sip slow. Highly enjoyable session!
pcshotsauce33 (52) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer made me sleep like a baby I even forgot to rate it while drinking it last night. The aroma was just fantastic. Definitely charred oak and vanilla came to mind as I sipped down this thick full bodied monster. I loved it more as I drank the glass half full. Carmel and light notes of chocolate splashed my tongue along with the bourbon smoke to it. Very interesting IMO beings I haven’t had this beer in any version before. Just loved it! Cheers
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably good thing bud took over as this is more readily available. Great coffe notes great roast aroma great mouth great super big imperial stout flavors of coco roast and heat excelltn.
Nsanders (616) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 tap at the Tap House, IL. Black with light brown ring. Smokey, vanilla, woody bourbon, alcohol and caramel. Tastes dry with a smokey aftertaste. Body is heavy with a sticky feel.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Amsterdam café, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark opaque black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination with vanilla balance. Caramel notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish. Taste: nice oily sensation, full body. Really smoothy. Aftertaste: vanilla notes and roasted malt. Alcohol finish with coffee.
greenmanalishi (492) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
mikedR (1415) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not sure if I can add anything to the overly numerous reviews. This is a splendid, solid stout. Incredibly high ABV -- yet not boozy at all. Recommended, highly.
maley1 (840) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with small dark beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, oak, chocolate, faint coffee, touch of smoke and faint bourbon. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, sweetened chocolate, hint of smoke, touch of coconut, and a nice bourbon finish in the far background. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced, absolutely delicious!!