Beer #19 Bourbon County Brand Stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2008
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout


Name: Bourbon County Brand Stout

Style: Imperial Stout

Brewery: Goose Island website

Country: USA

Region: Chicago, IL

ABV: 13.0%

How served: 12oz can which I poured into a Trappistenbier (Westmalle) Chaise.

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.

I paired this beer with: Nothing just had it as an after dinner sipper.

Tasted on: Wednesday November 11, 2009

Note: This bottle was dated 2008.

From the Goose Island Website:
Brewmasters Notes:

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. A great cigar beer.

Recipe Information:

Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Willamette
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black

Serving Suggestions:

Preferred Glass: Snifter
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40º
Food Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Cheese Pairings: Capriole Bourbon Chocolate Torte
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years

World Beer Cup Recognition:
Judging Category: Barrel Aged Beer
2006: Gold Medal