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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Goose Island Beer Company
Chicago, IL, United States of America


Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 14.2%
Bitterness: 60 IBU

From the brewer

Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer.

Average Scores

Overall: 87 (logged 18 times)
Bottle: 88 (logged 15 times)
Draft: 81 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2016 release
Bottle at Odin Lounge
2016 release
2016 Big Wood Festival. Young-tasting, strong bourbon flavors. Slightly sour.
2015 release
Bottle
2015 release
Creamy smoothness belies the 14%abv haha
Bottle at Karthik's
2015 release
Bottle at A Friend's
2014 release
Bottle tasting
2014 release
2014 release
Very smooth. Dark chocolate, molasses. The one year of aging really smooths out the booziness.
2015 release
Bottle tasting
2015 release
Simply delicious. Nice dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted flavors. Maybe a little bit too boozy.
2014 release
2014 release
2014 release
2014 release
Quite pleasing to the nose with strong banana bread and molasses smell. Very sweet, but not annoyingly so. Roasted malt, molasses, banana bread flavors. Very boozy, maybe a little bit too much.
2014 release
Thank you Keith, for getting me this bottle! Rich and smooth, like a lighter Berserker. Out of the bottle, by itself, the alcohol and the sweetness were a little more on the nose than on draft, which knocks it down a bit. Perhaps more aging when buying bottled.
unknown release
2014 release
About as textbook example of a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout as you could ask for. This is not idiosyncratic in any way, nor does it have any funky residual barrel flavors. This is... it's Sparta.
unknown release