BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This isn’t the same label but based on my research I will assume it is the same beer. Bourbon County Imperial Stout. Picked up in Manchester, Vt.
Going to to have to just go freestyle here because this is one the most amazing beers I have had in some time. I grabbed it simply because I liked the style, the label and the sound of it! Imperial Stout and Bourbon...how can that go wrong? It was a gift for my man Nate at WoB in Tampa. And he is so cool ...and he shared it with me :) Cuz that is what cool beer aficianados do.
The aroma was smooth, layered...complex. Touch of soy sauce, chocolate, cedar, yeasty nuttiness...dark fruitcake! Like a good tawny port...but BEER! It was deep and dark and chewy and decadent.
I started to get angry that sample sips were wasted on people saying things like "too much, it’s too sweet, yuck.." so I took their their samples from them and gladly drank away...sparing them the horror of imbibing something so epic!
Now I am just angry with myself for not picking up MORE! This has now become my most memorable beer.
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur d’un noir profond avec un col brun mince mais résistant. Arome très complexe de café, chocolat noir, vanille, alcool, bois, pain grillé. A boire lentement. Une explosion de saveur, une très bonne imperial stout!
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 (953) - 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 (59) - 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 (1419) - 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.