MY 50TH REVIEW!
This is the Snobby Beer review of the 2009 version of Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, Illinois. This beer is aged in bourbon barrels, hence the name, and comes in at a whopping 13% ABV! The brewery recommends aging this beer for up to 5 years. BCBS comes out once a year in limited quantities, and is very highly rated on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer.
I posted a question on Facebook asking which beer should be my 50th review, and this beer won by 1 vote.
From the Goose Island website:
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.
Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black”
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