Season Everything I'm a big fan of Gordon Ramsay and he always says you can't add a seasoned component to an unseasoned component and have the combination be magically seasoned. For example, if you are making chili, cook and season the ground beef and cook and season the vegetables, then combine.
If you are just reading this review then you probably aren't going to get a Goose Island Bourbon County beer. There's always next year, right? While your wife is out shopping on Black Friday, line up with the rest of the hordes at your favorite craft beer store and get your one per customer. I went around to every BevMo in the area and was able to obtain a dozen of these beauties. Gave most of them away as Christmas presents, drank a couple and am saving the rest for next year. Beers over 10% alcohol generally age very well. Is it worth the lines? Hell yeah. This may be the first bourbon barrel aged stout but it's still the best sipping beer out there!