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Brewed By: Goose Island Beer Co. (Anheuser-Busch InBev)

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Number of Ratings: 3466

Style: American Stout

Brewed In: 1800 West Fulton St. Chicago, IL 60612, USA

ABV: 14.3%

IBU: 60

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Bourbon County Brand - Stout

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Saigoda profile pictureSaigoda - September 26, 2019
Hands down my favorite stout. Oily and thick with an incredibly rich in flavor. If you can manage, buy enough to have at least one a month. They just get better with age.
Rewoken06 profile pictureRewoken06 - April 15, 2019
Malts,oak,vanilla,caramel and that barrel burn all come together in the best Imperial Stout I have witnessed, four and a half because a five is waiting on the ?Unicorn? of Imp. Stouts. Only the price and and the 14.5 ABV can slow you down....there isn?t a better.......yet.
truss profile picturetruss - November 25, 2018
Not worth the hype, but pretty damn close. Fortune put me in Chicago area on Black Friday, so Bourbon County was everywhere. Was able to buy the 2017 and 2018 version, w/o standing in line with the beer geeks. Cracked open 2017 first. The 2017 compares to Epic?s Big Bad Baptist?very similar, a little less sweet. (BTW, I can get Epic?s BBB any day of the week for the same price as BCBS, but in a bigger bottle. And I can pull it off the shelf myself and not have to use words like alottment.) BCBS has a perfect full body. Had heard the bourbon was really powerful, and that?s not true. Strong, yes, but just right; however, this year old version surely mellowed. A little sweet, chocolate, and a little vanilla. Very, very well crafted. By the end of this beer, I ask, best (bourbon barrel) stout ever?
ajvin060 profile pictureajvin060 - September 9, 2017
Wow!! Phenomenal!!
kevinboss816 profile picturekevinboss816 - March 8, 2017
Tastes like 14%+
mbaver profile picturembaver - January 15, 2017
Excellent stout with not too much bourbon kick. Very good. profile - January 8, 2017
Opened and drank a 2015 after letting it age for a year on Christmas 2016. It was all the good press I had read about it. So complex and so delicious I almost hated to finish it but alas as they say, "all good things must come to an end". Oh well, they are still brewing this masterpiece so all is not lost.
Stout73 profile pictureStout73 - December 29, 2016
Complex is an understatement. Lots going on here. Good flavors of bourbon, coffee and slight chocolate on the backside. A bit high on ABV, but this was one of a handful the store got in, so they're rare and worth snatching one when available.
bstrongman31 profile picturebstrongman31 - December 27, 2016
Xmas 2016 sipping a '15 wow this is good
pobox88 profile picturepobox88 - December 21, 2016
Absolutely delicious! Perfect balance of oak, bourbon and stout. 13.8%
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