Goose Island Beer Company Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout (2018)

Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout (2018)


Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago, Illinois, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Series Out of Production
ABV: 15.2% IBU: 60 Ticks: 6
The same base recipe as Bourbon County Stout Original, but this beer is aged in 12 year old “Elijah Craig Barrel Proof” bourbon barrels. The bourbon from those barrels was awarded 2017 “Whisky of the Year” by Whisky Advocate, the top honor in the world of international whisky. Reserve is intended to showcase the nuances of a premium single source and highly sought after bourbon.

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Insane. Milk choc/coconut/vanilla/toffee/bourbon/toast/oak/fudge/molasses/dark fruit/licorice. Mild char bitter/spicy oak. Creamy/silky/velvety/full. Insane smoothness. Perfectly balanced all flavors. Wow.

Tried on 16 Nov 2019 at 23:44


Bottled 4AUG18. Amazingly rich and balanced BBA stout. Heavy, boozy, thick and creamy. So incredibly smooth. Bourbon, chocolate, sweet. Almost like a liqueuer in its intensity and thickness. No adjuncts needed here. Marvelous richness.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Oct 2019 at 22:00

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle - pours black tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, oaky vanilla, chocolate cake. Full bodied.

Tried from Bottle on 08 Apr 2019 at 01:55


Z plusem. Piekna beczka, intensywna ale az pojawiaja sie drewniane nutki. Kokos, wanilia, migdaly, czekolada, bomboniera, troche alko, pyszk

Tried on 02 Feb 2019 at 19:37

Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Draft, 8 ounce pour at Goose Island in Philadelphia. A finger big bubbly head that’s tan in appearance. Oily black. Nice alcohol legs. The aroma...mostly muted but really due to the lack of adjuncts. It has this really well melded barrel aroma. Vanilla, coconut, fudge, campfire. It just smells like a really well done barrel aged stout with all of the right aromas. This is definitely a beer for people who love barrel character. wow. It has this papaya / fig, prune, raisins, burnt oak, woody with wine and coconut flakes. IT’salmost too much barrel character leaving you with this grain alcohol finish that then fades to wood.

Tried from Draft on 23 Nov 2018 at 20:19