Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout is one of my favorite beers. Incredibly rich and complex, it is a great beer to slowly sip an appreciate its aromas and flavors.
Today’s Tribune has a short review that talks a bit about the history and future of Bourbon County: A stout mash note to Bourbon County.
It mentions some plans Greg Hall has for future version of the beer:
Next month Goose Island will release Bourbon County Coffee Stout — a partnership between Goose Island and Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea — a stout aged for more than a year in bourbon barrels and then infused with Intelligentsia’s Black Cat espresso. Later this year, the brewery will introduce variations such as a stout aged with vanilla and one aged in 25-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels.
I can’t wait to try these, especially for the vanilla one. (We’ll see how it stacks up against my own vanilla porter!)