Reviewed on 12-17-2020
By
Rating 97
Style Barrel-Aged Ale, Imperial Stout, Stout
Produced In Chicago, Ill.
United States
ABV 14.1%
Availability Year Round

Goose Island Bourbon County Kentucky Fog Stout Review

Bourbon County Stout is still an impressive feat, and decadent treat. And while many variants generated press aimed at bourbon geeks this year, it was really this variant, Kentucky Fog made with Earl Grey, that impressed us the most. Tea isn't an easy thing to mix with beer, which is why you don't see it very often. This one has years of R&D behind it, and so it managed to work beautifully: big bergamot, black tea, and slight lemon-lime aromas swirl on the nose, while floral and citrusy notes carry over to the palate with a touch of tea-like tannin that could also come from the oak. What's in the creamy center? Classic BCS flavors: milk chocolate and vanilla bean, bourbon spice, and dark chocolate roast enveloped in a London Fog late. I loved this beer, and think of it often.

97
POINTS
Goose Island Bourbon County Kentucky Fog Stout
Bourbon County Stout is still an impressive feat, and decadent treat. And while many variants generated press aimed at bourbon geeks this year, it was really this variant, Kentucky Fog made with Earl Grey, that impressed us the most. Tea isn't an easy thing to mix with beer, which is why you don't see it very often. This one has years of R&D behind it, and so it managed to work beautifully: big bergamot, black tea, and slight lemon-lime aromas swirl on the nose, while floral and citrusy notes carry over to the palate with a touch of tea-like tannin that could also come from the oak. What's in the creamy center? Classic BCS flavors: milk chocolate and vanilla bean, bourbon spice, and dark chocolate roast enveloped in a London Fog late. I loved this beer, and think of it often.

Reviewed On: 12-17-2020
97
POINTS
Goose Island Bourbon County Kentucky Fog Stout
Bourbon County Stout is still an impressive feat, and decadent treat. And while many variants generated press aimed at bourbon geeks this year, it was really this variant, Kentucky Fog made with Earl Grey, that impressed us the most. Tea isn't an easy thing to mix with beer, which is why you don't see it very often. This one has years of R&D behind it, and so it managed to work beautifully: big bergamot, black tea, and slight lemon-lime aromas swirl on the nose, while floral and citrusy notes carry over to the palate with a touch of tea-like tannin that could also come from the oak. What's in the creamy center? Classic BCS flavors: milk chocolate and vanilla bean, bourbon spice, and dark chocolate roast enveloped in a London Fog late. I loved this beer, and think of it often.

Reviewed On: 12-17-2020