Goose Island Brewery Bourbon County Stout 2019
What the brewers say
"Flavors of cocoa, fudge, vanilla, caramel, almond, plus leather and tobacco."
What our panel thought
"Big whiskey barrel up front; notes of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, and barrel-vanilla. Flavor is milk chocolate, fading into moderate bitterness and palate-cleansing alcohol. Rich and boozy."
What our editors thought
"Sharp, inky nose underpinned by light caramel. More action in the sip—bold, assertive barrel over a base stout with layers of dark malt, caramel, and thoughtful sweetness. Exquisite and enduring."