Beer Stouts

Bourbon County Stout (2019) Goose Island Brewing Review

Overall Score: 9.8 Bourbon County Stout is a perfect beer with incredible flavors. It sets the bar for stouts and is nearly impossible to match.


  • Price (1 bottle): $17
  • Style: Imperial Stout (60 IBU)
  • ABV: 15.2%
  • Brewery: Goose Island Brewing
  • Location: Chicago, IL

Brewery Insights: The 2019 Bourbon County Stout is aged in a variety of barrels from Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey. The end result is a palate with fudge, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and almond.  


Overall Score: 9.8

Bourbon County Stout is fucking delicious. For reference, we considered ending the review there, but we’ll add additional context. The oak barreling provides unique complexities, which create a distinct body and finish. The body has a medium mouth feel and is filled with fudge and cocoa. It has moderate sweetness, but it doesn’t overpower and the chocolate flavors blend nicely with the vanilla tasting notes. The finish has hints of oak and barley that linger on your palate making you crave the next drink. This is one of the best beers ever made. There’s a reason this series is notorious online.

Degenerate Discussion

If you were given the choice to save the life of a loved one or drink a Bourbon County Stout, you’d be out of your fucking mind to let your loved one live. There’s no relationship on this planet that can compete with the beautiful, dense flavors of this stout. If you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on one of these, be prepared for all other beers you drink to suck a bag of dicks the next 10 days. A coping period is needed after tasting this gem. Good luck and cheers Degenerates!


You can find Bourbon County Stout on the following Degenerate listings:

  • Chicago Beer Reviews
  • Goose Island Beer Reviews
  • Imperial Stout Reviews
  • Stout Reviews

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