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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2009

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I believe this is one of the original beers that use bourbon barrels. This vintaged stout’s malts include 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, and Debittered Black, and only uses Willamette hops. This is 13% ABV, which is the highest I’ve ever had in a beer.

Stats:
Imperial Stout. 13% ABV. 60 IBUs. Chicago, Illinois.

Essentially just black. Not much head on here at all.

Great nose. Chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, caramel, and a little bit of alcohol. It smells like a fantastic dessert.

Very thick stuff, but actually not bad drinkability.

It tastes like if you took some whiskey and poured in dark chocolate syrup, with a little bacon fat. There is some caramel, vanilla, and raspberry that come through, and maybe just a hint of banana. Man, this is dark! Not much mention of the alcohol though. You can taste that there is some there, but I’d never guess 13%.

Wow, this is some good stuff. This is a sipping drink, and is a dessert in itself. The bottle says you can age it for 5 years, but I’d bet it could go quite a few years after that if it’s stored properly. This is a highly recommended beer-geeky beer. 93 points.

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