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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 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

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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Just phenomenal. I donít know if words can describe it. You just know when youíre in the presence of greatness. And this one you can tell from the aroma. The malt, the caramel, the full body, all aged in a bourbon barrel. Raisins, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, deep brown color, bourbon aftertaste. This is one great beer. I added one to my cellar.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Poured, as expected, a thick, oily black. Amazing -- so full bodied, heavy roast on aroma and taste. You can almost chew this brew -- better than Dark Lord IMHO. Lots of chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, and vinous notes. Bourbon touch is just right, not too much and not too little. Alcohol is there, but isnít overwhelming. Sweet, endless finish: it coats the mouth and tongue with sweet nectar. Love this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Mi Gusta! This stuff is unbelievable. Glyceriny deep dark brown with hits of red. Pale, minimal head, the evokes Bourbon, a touch of red color even. Tootsy roll, vanilla, caramel, Bourbon baby! Touch of spice. Complete and fulfilling on the palate. Mouth-coating and layered. Toffee, dark chocalate, ice cream. Long finish. A touch too much heat on the finsh, but otherwise, stellar

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TBone (12562) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Bottled, alc. 11 % (vintage 2005)
Pitch black, no head. Vintage nose: raisins, vanilla, oak, tarry smokey wood, dark malts. Sweetish, a bit sticky. Vanilla, bourbon, licorice, warming! Bourbon in the aftertaste. Barreling is not overused here and is not dominating which is nice. Balanced fireplace stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20389) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Bottled (thanks heemer77!). 2005 vintage. Very deep ruby red colour, close to black. Not much head. Aroma is earth cellar, licorice, alcohol, vanilla and some wood. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, some mild acidicness. Aftertaste is big licorice, alcohol and very peppery.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Come to think of it, Iíve held on to this bottle for a while, and I cannot remember who gave it to me. I know I didnít acquire it myself. Oh well, my thanks are with you, whoever you are. Pours jet black and thick, as expected, with a small brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of butter and bourbon, some dark chocolate, a bit of grassy hops. Flavor is complex, with the first thing I notice being that this beer is sweeter than most imperials... which is probably why Iím enjoying it more. Thereís lots of complexity, with a bit of bourbon whiskey dryness, some rich dark chocolate, perhaps the smallest touch of fruitiness. The alcohol dryness has a bit of smokiness to it. NIce combination of standard stout flavors with the dry complexity of harder liquor. Body feels pretty full, but still shy of Kalamazoo or Three Floyds imperial stouts. A bit of fruity chocolaty sweetness stays with you... a nice change from the bitter finish accompanying most imperials. One thing I enjoy about imperials is the surprising amount of variety that can be found in their flavor composition. I can see some imperial fans not liking the lack of coffee flavors or the surprising sweetness, but I find this to be an excellent dessert stout. If only I didnít open it before dinnertime...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thanks to Jay23 for this one 2007 Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a tan colored head that turns to a nice ring around the glass. All this on top of a jet black body Aromas of vanilla roasted malts, bourbon, and a slight oak note as well Flavors are bourbon, sweet roasted malts, vanilla caramel and a hint of black licorice. Great flavors almost no bitters but the alcohol heat keeps the sweetness in check. Sips extremely well, smooth is a good word for it thick and oily in the mouth Again drinkable would not be the word I would associate with this one, sipping is a must .one of the ultimate desert beers I have had so far. A great night cap and should be enjoyed as such

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (699) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours pitch with a brown head. Aroma is huge, big dark fruit, licorice, rye bread, chocolate, smoke, and vanilla. Flavor is massive, huge chocolate malt profile, licorice, chocolate, lemongrass, tobacco, a significant alcohol note, peat, and topsoil. Nice, though bordering on "too big". I would like to try a 4/5ths version of this recipe. Sharp hop finish, almost hot. Nice craftsmanship. Thanks, Kan.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle. [<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=_new> Courtesy of kmweaver]. Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oak, vanilla, some alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is almost full, texture is oily - creamy - syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is light alcoholi. Very very nice ;o)) (070408)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1328) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2008
Good stuff, fun to sip from the snifter. Thanks to my bro for sending this gem a while back. Pours a thick and oily black with thin, light brown head. Very malty nose with molasses and chocolate, touches of sweet whiskey. Mildly sweet and roasty-bitter flavor, oily mouthfeel going dry. Lasting bitter-chocolate aftertaste with slightly smoky backdrop.


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