Belize2000 (23) - Loon Lake, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bourbon County Stout by Goose Inland
Bottled on 10-9-2009 #1936 13% abv
My sister saved this one to share with me I must say it was the best Bourbon barrel aged stout I ever had and I wont more.
Very dark brown or light black color, very little head, Strong notes of caramel, bourbon, and molasses, chocolate, Taste bourbon Carmel sweet malts very smooth diffidently alcohol taste.
Thank You Goose Inland
Titusd84 (6) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Hands down the best beer I have ever had. Period end of review. Oh well just for fun, the aroma is incredible two years of sitting in a bourbon barrel will do that. The appearence is pitch black darkness. The taste is money huge bourbon lots of sweetness. For how boozy it smells it is incredibly smooth. Overall as I said the best beer I have ever had. TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
I can’t believe I have never rated this one yet, this brew is exceptional one of the best BA brews in the world,if you haven’t had it yet it sucks to be you I’m so thankful that between me and a close friend we will be drinking this one for years to come,and each time it will be like I died and gone to heaven. ICEatALAMO (1352) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Finally a beer that has lived up to the hype. The pour is dark with some head. The aroma is blissful, not overpowering bourbon, but enough to warm your nose. The taste is the smoothest beer I have ever had. Never had it fresh, but the bourbon is mellow, but has tons of flavor. Finishes perfectly smooth. Can’t say enough about this beer, finally a 5.0! shigadeyo (3766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottled on 11/19/2010 ~ Bottle Number 2975 ~ 1986-2009 Pappy Van Winkle Barrel
7/28/2011: Goose Island RARE Bourbon County Stout... Aroma: AWESOME! (but difficult to describe)... Vanilla, raisin, plum, high-end bourbon, black licorice, tobacco. Appearance: Deep, dark ruby-brown color, OPAQUE; fleeting dark brown-colored brown; oozing golden bubbles. Flavor: F-ing A! WOW! This beer is truly light years beyond the "regular" BCS... rich, deep, robust caramel tobacco; chewy, but muted black licorice; smooth, subtle VANILLA, a splash of red wine/port; roasted almond; really great refined bourbon alcohol and slight burn through the finish. Palate: Full body; silky SMOOTH and mellow; milky texture. Overall: Insanely good! #1 or #2 overall for me! Is there any more I need to say?! Yes, yes I do... This beer is WAY beyond what I expected. There was a lot of talk that this wasn’t overly distinguishable from the regular BCS, but there is no comparison. This is a PHENOMENAL beer.
1 pint fl. oz. bottle (13% Alcohol by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks a lot, Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #318 for this beer.
I had this beer poured from a bomber (#3554) into a snifter glass.
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Mild Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Vanilla, Bourbon
T: Smoothe Bourbon, Vanilla
M: Mild Carbonation, Full Bodied, Smooth Mild Booziness
Overall, yep, the real deal. Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 28, 2014
I know it's not the best thing to do to overrate beers, but that was the best beer I've had so far. So complex and so simple at the same time. Black colour with dark tanned head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla, wood and bourbon. Taste pretty much the same. Can't really describe it. Wish I had another one! scooter131313 (23) - - NOV 24, 2014
A top-3 beer! A great stout. I can hardly wait for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 bottle share at kasers . pours deep brown almost black. no head or carbonation. flavor is not boozy, lots of chocolate, thick pallette, super smooth. this is the best blended bourbon county i have had. incredible. bottle number #4189 bigtaster (1016) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
From the bottle into snifter. Black viscous poor, small tan head. Nose is incredible, small hints of cardboard but mostly tons of incredible Bourbon and chocolate, some raisins, scotch. Oily body, soft carbonation, incredible mouth feel, a bit of heat in the finish. Loads of chocolate, vanilla, Bourbon. Wow, really great.