Monday, January 7, 2013

Bourbon County from Goose Island.

Got this image of Bourbon County's Doppelganger here.

Goose Island released an incredible Russian Imperial Stout this year called Bourbon County. It came in at 15% ABV(!), and it tasted like chocolate-flavored bourbon that was thicker than a milkshake. I heard it goes great with milk steak.

Yeah, it was a little expensive, but it was aged in bourbon barrels and gave me the best buzz I've ever gotten off a single beverage in my life. It was like sticking my head in a cloth bag of vibrating cotton balls.

Goose Island does this every year to commemorate their first thousand cases, which was the first time they decided to make something this awesome. I'm looking forward to next year. I'm saving a bottle so that I can compare between the two vintages.

I love vertical flights when it comes to wine tastings, but I've never done it with wine. I'm loving the idea of getting my beer cellar up to snuff to get this going.

As I'm writing this, there are only a few bottles still floating around out there on the market. But Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg, VA is going to have a Goose Island tap takeover on Jan 15 where they'll be featuring it predominantly on draft. It's probably the last time you'll have a chance to try it.

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