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RATINGS: 2780   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
"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
2014 - 14.4% abv
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates the beers. It’s essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2009 Wow what a beer, heavy on the alochol but nicely hidden. Has a very up front nose and taste that assults the senses, but the mellows out a bit and give way to a pleasing vanilla woody finish. need a few years to age to fully appreciate it. Too strong fresh, a sipper for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Black and looks like motor oil. Initially not all that intense but as you swallow the vanilla/ bourbon begins to hit. Very coffee and dark roasted notes as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Can’t say much more than anyone else. Pours black. No head. Strong aroma of coco, malt and bourbon. Flavor hits you intensely and then mellows. Starts sharp with bourbon and vanilla and then mellows into a dark roast. You can taste and even smell the alcohol. Not as oily as I would have liked. It doesn’t coat the glass like a Dark Lord. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2009
WOW 100! I was thinking about what I was gonna do for one hundred, I was in Oliver T’s and I saw this. I have been wanting to try it for a long while so perfect! Absolute tar like pour. Huge aroma of cherries, slight vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is amazing. its so thick on the tounge. Cherries and vanilla up front and then sweet coconut and awesome notes of the bourbon.The finish is where the malts and toffee rear their head and a touch of bitterness. Wonderfuly balanced. The alcohol is there especially witht the hint of bourbon to help it along. This is special and I am damn proud to have had it for my hundrenth. Cheers ratebeerians!

   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 (333) - norrtälje, 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 i’ve ever tried. It has certain similarities to the beer Kaggen - Stormaktsporter by Närke Kulturbryggeri but it’s not as balanced. You can’t miss out on this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (555) - 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 beer’s 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 (849) - 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 (12131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Brought home from Systembolaget in Malmö. 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 %.

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