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RATINGS: 2646   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
"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 itís a great cigar beer, but I havenít yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBUís 60-High Color - Midnight
Was 11% abv,
2007 and 2008 - 13% abv
2011 - 14.5% abv
2012 - 15% abv
2013 - 14.9% abv
2014 - 14.4% abv

Editorís 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. Itís essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Pours almost pitch black with a very small dark tan head that fades very quickly. Aroma of sweet cocoa powder, slight coffee, and bourbon. Flavors of dark chocolate, sweet maltiness balanced by a roasted grain. The bourbon then comes on very powerfully, but its not just bourbon flavored, which I like. Finishes with cocoa powder and vanilla and a strong alcohol burn. Perfectly carbonated, with a thick chewy body and a strong alcohol burn. very good beer and the 13% abv is hidden well. Perfect dessert dinner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baggio (326) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle@home, 2007 vintage. Apperance: Darkbrown, almost black. It has a creamy, beige, head that leaves no trace on the glass Aroma: Big nose on this one consisting of vanilla, bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Flavor: Intense flavor of Roasted malts, Vanilla, Chocolate, Ripe fruit with a hint of licorice, spices and alcohol. Palate: Liquid is very thick and carbonation is low. Very filling and huge in all aspects. This is a sipper folks! One of the best beers iíve ever tried. It has certain similarities to the beer Kaggen - Stormaktsporter by Nšrke Kulturbryggeri but itís not as balanced. You canít miss out on this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a thick, dep brown/black, with a nice mocha head. Roasty aroma heavy on mal with some potentially cloying qualities. Bitter chocolate shavings and roasted coffee. Flavor is rich and heavy, quite good. Smooth, creamy bitter chocolate and a bitter finish heavy on roasted coffee beans. Finish is hot with a touch of harsh bourbon, which is this beerís weakest trait. No my favorite style but a fine example. Thanks Malcolm!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rcasta (842) - EL SALVADOR - JAN 10, 2009
gracias haweber no entiendo como les dan este tipo de puntajes a estas birrias, definitivamente ratebeer no sabe que putas esta haciendo ni sus miembros

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
pitch black, little carbonation with mild head. thick mouthfeel. huge nose of bourbon sweetness. great complexity to the flavor with initial bourbon kick followed by very subtle chocolate notes falling into vanilla. tremendous beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Brought home from Systembolaget in MalmŲ. Thanks Peter. 2008 Vintage on 9. january 2009. Pours utterly black. A disappointing, fizzy, dark, coca-cola fizzy head. Disappears quickly. Extremely powerful aroma. Lots of bourbon (naturally), oak, chocolate, raisins, some slight coffee, good toffee and roasted malts. Quite vinious as well. Low carbonation, fat and oily, wonderful mouthfeel. Just a bit of a fizz at the end. Flavour is stunningly complex. Begins vinious, with hard roasted malts. Then turns nutty and sweet with almond notes. Then coffee and lots of bourbon take over with a woody edge. At the far end, there is a long, lingering, warming, vinious aftertaste with dried fruits, coffee, cocoa and raisins. Really quite wonderful because of its many layers. And impressive that it is only warming and not burning with 13 %.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Tons of chocolate on the nose accompanied by coffee and a small amount of roast malt. Taste is very sweet: chocolate, blackstrap molasses, coffee and marzipan. This was a bonus bottle that Harry was kind enough to present to me. Thanks for a wonderful beer! Absolutely beautiful. Only thing is that you canít drink too much of it unless you have a big sweet tooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Extremely expensive 4 pack of bottles. Pours very black but with red highlights to it, smells strongly of bourbon and dark chocolate. The flavor has some very nice chocolate and coffee notes to it and the mouthfeel is pretty creamy, but honestly this beer is far too "hot" for me at this stage. I set the other three bottles to cellar and very much look forward to drinking and re-rating probably around christmas of 09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
bottle. pours a viscous black with minimal head. Aroma is dominated by bourbon and chocolate. Insanely smooth mouth feel. Strong flavor of roasted chocolate, warm coffee, and sweet bourbon. This is one very full beer and a hell of a sipper. All around a killer BA stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pretty awesome. This must be the darkest beer Iíve ever poured. This beer takes extreme beers to a much higher level. An amazing strength of flavors. Considerable amount of alcohol warmth.

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