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RATINGS: 2608   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   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
2014 - 14.4% 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz bottle(’07 bottle)-Pours a dark motor oil with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and slight chocolate. Taste of this full bodied brew is of chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, and vanilla. This brew is very well balanced and the bourbon and alcohol mix very well together. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2007 bottle and bottled on this date - 101207 and thanks to bdigi66 for giving me this bottle. Poured thick and syrupy and a very, very small light brown head that fully lasted, virtually no lacing, opaque, no signs of carbonation, and a black as oil hue. The aroma was vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, wood, oak, roasty, caramel and smoke notes. Nice!! The flavor wood, acidic, licorice, roasty, vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, thick, and a long finish. The mouthfeel was thick, syrupy and an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Full bodied. Wow what a brew! Delicious, nicely done, nice balance, definitely worthy of a try! Thanks again, bdigi66!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottle thanks to Douglas88! Thanks alot for this awesome beer. I’ve been looking for this one for awhile and it wasn’t disappointing. I definitely wasn’t prepared for the intense aroma, really blew me away... dominated by bourbon. The taste wasn’t as overpowering, mostly caramel and sweet roasted malts. Extremely full bodied and smooth. A wonderful experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Black pour with a tiny brown head. Strong aroma of smokey malt and alcohol. Surprisingly smooth smoke/coffee with a good bittersweet balance. Slick syrupy and lasting bitter finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
This beer is not currently the 28th best on earth for no reason. Pours rich black with a small brown head. The aroma of this 2006 Is of bourbon and oak. The flavor is crazy. So so crazy. Starts off rich with caramel, then evolves into the warm sweet bourbon. Slowly the flavor fades to the back of your palate, and you get some mild vanilla. Literally minutes later you still taste the smooth cool caramel/vanilla aftertaste. I would go celibate for a life time supply of this and bells expedition stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 12 oz bottle, pours a rich black, with tan head, that dissipates mostly. Incredible aroma of bourbon, coffee, oak, vanilla, and chocolate...but mostly bourbon. Rich flavor of bourbon, oak, and roasted coffee. Rich, creamy mouthfeel, with light carbonation. An amazing beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Pitch black pour, tons of thick lacing, with a big tannish head. Big booze in the nose. Bourbon and raisins. Caramel, soy sauce, chocolate. Flavor is chock full of chocolate. Roasted malt, big creamy flavors of caramel, vanilla. Alcohol is big all around and drinkability suffers from this. A good beer though, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
’06 12 oz. Pours black with highlights of orange/ amber, and head as dark as milk chocolate. Great looking brew. When I read that it was barreled for 150 days I knew it was going to be intense. I was correct. You only have one of these at a time. The bourbon is a little too much but, you can still get many things out of it. Tons of malts. Oak, vanilla, and sweet caramels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2007 Edition - Pours deep down black , not as thick as motor oil but getting close. Not much carbonation but there is one beautiful 1/16 inch caramel colored head. Heavy lacing. First sniff: Smells like bourbon straight out of the bottle with deep roasted malts aroma overtones. First tastes is thick with a lovely bourbon kick followed by heavy malts, coffee, and chocolate – slight hint of vanilla trying to poke through. This is an awesome treat definitely “World Class”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Pours a thjick deep black with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet rich bourbon, wood, chocolate and smoke. Flavor is big time bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, smoke and chocolate. Long bourbon accenuated finish with a slight alcohol burn. Full bodied, thick texture. A damn fine beer if I do say so myself.

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