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    Bourbon Imperial Stout

    This was the writing on a sign above the bar at a local brewpub (Triumphs) in Princeton, NJ. It gets released for consumption on Feb 5th. Sounds interesting. if you are around Princeton during that date you may want to stop in and try it out.

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    If you don't mind spending the money ( I don't mind, so please no comments on your refusal to pay this much for any beer) I recommend Goose Islands BOURBON COUNTY STOUT!!!!! Its runs $25-30 a 4 pack, but to many beer geek's, it is one of the most sought after Russian Imperial Stouts. At 11%, it's also perfect for cellaring. I put away two case's in my beer bunker ( God I need a bigger basement)

    This Imperial stout is everything a bourbon drinker who enjoys " extreme beers" could want. I'll tell you this much, if Bud and Coors is your thing, you may want to avoid these types of beers. If you enjoy experiencing new beers on the other hand, RUN AND GET IT!!!!!! It's very limited and quite hard to find though.

    Vange, PM me if Triumphs bottles or puts it in growlers. THANKS!!!!!!!!
    Joe

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    If that is what I had one night at Hopleaf, and I believe it is, it is an exceptional drink. It isn't flavored with raspberry, but that's how it tastes. One rationale for the price is that this is a beer you sip. A pint of this lasts at least twice as long as anything else.

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    Chuck, You are SOOOOO lucky to live in Chicago. Goose Island is one of my favorite breweries. They make some great stuff.
    Joe

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    I've been a fan for as long as I've lived here. The original brew pub, on Goose Island (yes, it's a real island in the Chicago River) is still there, only now the factory where they produce the bottled product is right behind it. The beer produced in the pub is only sold there. They also have a brew pub on Clark Street near Wrigley Field, which is walking distance for me. They also sell keg product and most local bars of any quality have at least the Honker's Ale on tap. Hopleaf is a wonderful pub in Andersonville, not far from me, that gets whatever the Goose has available in kegs at the moment, as well as all the best import and micro-brew beers from around the country and world, and good food too. Very convivial. One of the few places you can go where every beer is served in the "correct" glassware.

    But it's not luck. I'm here by design.

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    In december, Leslie and I visited the Goose Island on Clybourn Street. I have always enjoyed Goose Island's bottled beers, but what was served at the pub was exceptional. I especially enjoyed the Christmas Ale and Leslie really liked the "urban wheat." No bourbon stout on tap at that time though.
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    This past winter I bought a 2 pack (500ml bottles) of a special Michelob Vanilla Oak. Supposedly aged in bourbon casks. It was WAYYYY too sweet. I barely got through the bottle. The other 500ml in the 2-pack was a chocolate beer. I am almost afraid to even open that one. Anyone else try these from Michelob this past holiday season?

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    Yeah and they kinda suck. If your a fan of Big Beer (Bud/Coors/Miller) you will love them. To Beer Geeks like me and the folks at BeerAdvocate.com you can look and read all the reviews on those two beers.

    If Bud and Bud Light are the best selling beers in the USA, Does that mean they are the best???
    Joe

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    IMO, Bud and Bud Lt are 2 of the worst beers sold. Swill. My favorite beer if I had to pick one is Guinness.

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    Re: Bourbon Imperial Stout

    Quote Originally Posted by Vange View Post
    This past winter I bought a 2 pack (500ml bottles) of a special Michelob Vanilla Oak. Supposedly aged in bourbon casks. It was WAYYYY too sweet. I barely got through the bottle. The other 500ml in the 2-pack was a chocolate beer. I am almost afraid to even open that one. Anyone else try these from Michelob this past holiday season?
    I picked up a six of Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale a couple weeks ago - a similar offering from Anheuser-Busch. It's ok, but a typical Anheuser Busch product - not very strongly flavored and not all that interesting.
    Craig

 

 

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