Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Holy crap this is a good beer… Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout came into my fridge from Malt & Vine one fine day and at the same time, two 4 packs made it into Mr. Dave’s fridge from Top Food and Drug.  My tasting just happened to be in a bit of a tasting binge with “The Belly”… we saved it for last since it was the darkest and my oh my were we surprised.  I hadn’t thought much of it other than it sounded strong at 13% ABV with bourbon barrel aging to boot.  What we experienced, though, was something truly amazing…

A dark, dark pour with an average ruddy brown head, the nose may be the strongest I have ever tasted.  Definite bourbon, in fact “The Belly” brought out a bottle of Jack Daniel’s and the similarities are obvious and numerous.  The body is sweet and smooth on the tip of the tongue with a rolling taste frenzy from tip to toe consisting of bourbon, roasted malts and smoke… chocolate hits hard in the end… the 13% is obvious and present throughout the experience.  This beer was tasted at ~60 degrees and was perfect.

Highly, highly recommended and worth buying some to age… it can only get better.  I am bucking the trend, Po… I am going straight to Hall of Fame on this one and you are just going to have to trust me. 🙂

JBB6 Rating: JustBeer Blog Hall of Fame



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4 Responses to Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

  1. Shea says:

    This beer absolutely rocks, and I bet you anything that in 1 year it will be even better. Not to mention it’s an excellent price considering what usually gets charged for barrel aged beers. I think I’ve consumed around 9 bottles of this over the past 4 months even knowing that it will be so much better with age!

    • dugpark says:

      LOL… that is a lot of brew. But you are right, it is well worth it. These folks have done a really good job with this one. Lets hope they keep it up!

  2. jdmitch says:

    Have to agree, GIBCS was my first barrel aged (last year) and remains one of my faves (and is exceptionally affordable if you buy the 4-pack).

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