From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago Illinois comes their highly sought after “Bourbon County Brand Stout”. This beer has been aged in bourbon barrels and bottled on November 8th, 2013. Don’t let the fact that AB InBev purchased this brewery in 2011 keep you away from this brew as it would be a serious mistake. The beer pours a opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roasted malts, sweetness and alcohol. The flavour is of toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasted malts, tobacco, maybe some leather, raisins, sweetness and lots of alcohol warmth. The beer comes in at a huge 14.9% alcohol (yes you heard that correctly) with an IBU of 60. This is no tame stout and one bottle is probably enough to get you going! I would say this is one of the best stouts that I have every consumed and I have had many stouts.
Commercial Description: 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.