Friday, August 30, 2013

Bourbon County Coffee Stout

I like stout, I like coffee, I like bourbon.  The flavors can complement and enhance each other. Unless it's over done.  In my opinion, it is way overdone in this beer to the point of being unenjoyable.

Bourbon County Coffee Stout (14.00% ABV) by Goose Island (Anheuser-Busch) pours as black as an oil slick with a thin swirl of foam.

The aroma is intensely boozy; big bourbon in the nose with a whisper of coffee and dark roasted malts.

The taste is overpoweringly boozy, unpleasantly so.  The bourbon is huge, coffee and dark malts are hinted at but drowned out. The alcohol is so front and center that it overpowers and minimizes all the other flavor characteristics.

The mouthfeel is full and thick with little carbonation.

I really wanted to like Bourbon County Coffee Stout   I'm no stranger to big beers; I generally enjoy them.  But this one is too intense, too massive and too much of a good thing.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I liked stout and coffee in New Orleans bar yesterday I went with my family for tasting.