Bourbon County Cafe de Olla Stout (2019) - Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Cafe de Olla Stout (2019)

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Overall: 8.92/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 13.90%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 8.8 | T: 9.4 | L: 7.5 | M: 8.2 | O: 8.9
  • Color: Black
  • Part of the 2024 Bourbon County weekly I am doing.

    Pours opaque. A rich brown sugar foam covers the beverage but runs away and hides faster than Carl Lewis, distracting from the overall look. Big bubbles, almost looks like boiling caramel.

    Aroma is coffee and sweet sugar. The coffee is robust even after five years. Bourbon and char pop out nicely around the smooth edges of the java.

    Taste is fairly muted until the late middle into the finish. Lingering milk chocolate latte. Char, bourbon, brown sugar and more add to the clever complexity. Cinnamon comes on late as well.

    Medium body or at least a bit less than expected from BCBS offering. Somewhat oily - probably why the foam dissipated so quickly.

    This is the most exciting bourbon county I have had as part of this weekly series for 2024. I would even venture to say it is one of the better BCBS that I have had in a while, period. Complex, subtle and delicious all combined. Don’t know what this was like new but this is now fantastic. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 18:08:34
  • Tasted: Sunday, March 10, 2024
  • $19.99 for 16 oz. bottle
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  • $19.99, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. bottles
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