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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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."


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ yespr blindtasting. [ Bottle #13. ]

Clear dark dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocoalte, dark malt, bourbon, licorice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20110526]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Theis. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, caramelish and thick malty. Thick dark malty, liqourice and caramelish toffee. Smooth bourbon and sweet malty, light vanilla wooden note. Ends smooth and caramelish. Wooden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
A black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, bourbon, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of bourbon, malt, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Blind tasting. Courtesy of Theis. Pours an opaque black with a brownish head. Sweet hard roast aroma, vanilla and Bourbon in the licorice allsorts fashion. Very full-bodied, sweet roast, a little sweet licorice, raisins and other dark dried fruits - again lots of vanilla and Bourbon. Lovely in small quantities - a meal in a bottle. 260511

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle at yesprs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and soy sauce with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, vanilla and soy sauce with notes of bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Bottled@Yespr’s blindtasting. Extremely black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked wet wood, quite much liquorice and sweet as well. Flavour is bigtime liquorice along with some nuttyness, alcohol and some wooden and vanillaish notes. Strong, balanced and rather complex.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody vanilla chocolate bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and vanilla finish with hints of bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
2011 bottle at 14.5% abv. Thanks Jack for a crack at this beast! Palate is slightly viscous with mild fine carbonation. Spirity aniseed dark malt with bourbon. Mild chocolate and coffee. Mild tangy. Semi dry finish, warming. Good but should bee better, could do with some more time I think.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Jason for this ... Deep black ... thinist lacing ... big roast ... big bourbon ... light vanilla ... little coconut nose ... huge bourbon ... rich dark malts ... little coconut bourbon ... dark roast ... nice but tooo much bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
Thank you, yespr. The aroma is alcoholic and roasted. Has some port and vanilla. Black colour, looks oily. The flavour is sweet and sugary with a distinct vanilla flavour and an equally distinct alcohol afterburn. A bit much, but good.


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