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RATINGS: 2448   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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"I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla,carmel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. It overpowers anything in the room. People have even said that it’s a great cigar beer, but I haven’t yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBU’s 60-High Color - Midnight
Was 11% abv,
2007 and 2008 - 13% abv
2011 - 14.5% abv
2012 - 15% abv
2013 - 14.9% abv

Editor’s Note: Baudoinia Fulton & Wood Series offering (And the Low Storage entry from FoBAB 2012) is simply Bourbon County Stout aged in the same barrels. It has been alted as it offers no different recipe or barrel type simply the presence of a distillers fungus on the barrels that adds no distinct characteristic to the beer from the fungus itself except for possible oxygen exposure changes. While Brewers Intent indicates that they consider it a new beer, no true distinction aside from this oxidation amount and possible aging time differences seperates the beers. It’s essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Thanks to TheHopster. Bottle poured into Chimay glass. Inky black with mocha head, notes of cherry, bourbon, smoke, tobacco, bacon, oily palate alcohol pretty well hidden for a 15% brew, well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (903) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Rate #900. Bottle at home, 28th September 14. Aroma, liquorice, leather, bourbon, palate is silky, thick and rich, taste is slick, liquorice, bourbon and leather, very decadent. Good stuff

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flip_soeperman (620) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Really nice black thick viscous malty beer with some plum, molasses. Not that bitter, no head at all, but really nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1235) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours black, with a medium, brown, bubbly head. Strong coffee and milk chocolate aroma, peanut butter (?), molasses, oak, vanilla, and a hint of green pepper. Very sweet, light bitterness, but not really burnt or roasted. A little spicy. Very heavy and thick, creamy, with an acidic, pleasantly biting feel in the finish. This is immense, but surprisingly approachable and smooth. Really delicious and well-balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KoRoBeNiKi (11) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
tap from cafe nadery in new york. 2013 (14.9% ) most likely as per their menu. smell of bourbon, caramel, some chocolate, alcohol, malts to an extent poured deep black, no hint of light with a deep brown dissapating head. flavor is like the head, extreme bourbon backing with heavy caramel and a bit of chocolate. good thing i like bourbon so much. definite taste of alcohol but is to be expected with the alcohol content. it got more drinkable as it warmed as the bourbon flavor lessened a bit. not for bourbon dislikers, but then again, for the percentage and the name, i wouldnt expect anything different. id drink this again in the winter.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle bought at fermentorencph. Great beer, difficult to find something bad to say about it. Probably the best stout I have had along with speedway's.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SimonTja (269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
Deep bourbon aroma, smells right when poured all over the place, smell of the empty bottle is just pure bourbon. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, loads of it, vanilla, oak and oak and oak. It’s very very flavoursome, but the booze and bourbon overtakes it a bit too much. The beer quality and the roastiness is close to gone, and only malt resembleness that is left is the chocolate malt, nevertheless, this is a great drink and very special and is indeed world class, but different, and even if it was like I wanted or expect it to be it might not be better.
Earlier Rating: 6/27/2014 Total Score: 4.8
"Aquired in 2009, barrel aged since then and then released in 18 cl bottles at the Monks bars in Stockholm in 2014." Deep bourbon aroma, smells right when poured all over the place, smell of the empty bottle is just pure bourbon. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, loads of it, vanilla, oak and oak and oak. It’s very very flavoursome, but the booze and bourbon overtakes it a bit too much. The beer quality and the roastiness is close to gone, and only malt resembleness that is left is the chocolate malt, nevertheless, this is a great drink and very special and is indeed world class, but different, and even if it was like I wanted or expect it to be it might not be better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
Version 2012. Très sirupeuse, colle au palet. Du lourd ! Seul reproche: un peu trop sucrée.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Smells like bourbon, wood and smoke. Flavour is much the same with bourbion being the most prominent; vanilla, chocolate and sugar sweet. Alcohol is present in this one. Lives up to its status as one of the best BA stouts. 2012 vintage 355ml.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (379) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
2012 bottle. I’ve had this lots of times, and from different vintages, but apparently never rated it. Pours pitch, oily black with no head. Aroma has a huge buttery, coconut, vanilla bourbon sweetness up front, accompanied by dark, chocolate roast, licorice and lots of dried fruits like dates, prunes, figs and raisins. Toffee, caramel and a bit of coffee as well. Taste has a big, boozy, vanilla-bourbon and chocolate up front, but is balanced out well by the more bitter roast, and a good chunk of coffee. Starts out pretty sweet, but as time goes, it grows darker in the chocolate, and the booze becomes more complex and delicate. Molasses and gunpowder comes through. Still a bit of butter, and besides that some port wine, and again all these dried fruits. A great balance between the powerful sweetness, and boozy, roasted opposites. Despite the lack of head, it doesn’t lack carbonation too much. Body is thick and oily.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
2008 Bottle from Moscow Wine Co. Aroma: Smoke, Bourbon/wood, rich dark chocolate and vanilla Palate: Full-bodied but not heavy, probably thanks to aging. Flavor: Rich dark chocolate, chocolate liquor, woody Bourbon with finishes with all the above plus vanilla. Great intense flavor holds well on the finish and shows dryish notes of wood. Comment: Deft use of bourbon barrels that doesn’t overdo the vanilla character and shows wood flavors.


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