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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 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
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Ive had this a couple times and this is a great bourbon stout.Bourbon presence and chocolate vanilla and some oak as well.Smooth but does pack some alcohol puch. If you are a big stout fan like myself this is a must try for you..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Bottle, $5.99. This was my treat on vacation in Ojai. Appears jet black, thick, and with little head. Aroma features rich oak, grape jelly, Muscat, and an overriding fruit-candy sweetness. Palate is full-bodied and creamy, finishing long long long! Primary flavor notes maintain dark fruit, bourbon, and licorice. Certainly not your everyday Impy Stout experience! Overall, this is a real after dinner sipper. It is extraordinarily powerful, in both flavor and alcohol. I find myself done after 8 ounces. 3.6. Update 1/1/09: 2008 bottle: lotta bourbon, sweet dark candied fruit, charred wood. Palate remains distinctive: thick, syrupy, tastefully carbonated, long finish. Flavor has black cherry, dark raspberry chocolate truffle, bourbon. This is actually delicious, which was not my thoughts last year trying this fresh. Flavors have mellowed, more chocolate has emerged, boozy finish has turned pleasant and complementary. 3.9.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
luttonm (4719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 2007/12oz. Deep, mirror black. sheen, no head even after a 12" pour. The night had me whimpering before this, but it was an incredible, memorable nightcap. Bourbon on nose, Bourbon taste. Fresh and incredible. Deep chocolate, espresso and hot. Unbelievably good. So much bourbon and so much taste. Not balanced but why would you want it to be? Extreme in the perfect direction, Iím enchanted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 On tap at the Ginger Man in nyc. Was a great beer that knocked me on my @$$ at the end of the night, still actually could taste the bourbon flavor the next morning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2101) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle: (Thanx to Otto Lundell) Black colour, allmost no head. Aroma of raisins,dust,Viny(caramelly) Dark Choclate. Flavor is allmost the same here. Big body, and a long bitter/Choclate/Coffee finish. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a thick syrup like opaque black body with a dark brown heavy head that rises slowly. The nose is fully of woody, oaky sweet notes and caramel and candied sugar. The roasty burnt coffee is is harder pick up, but lurks in the background. There is a woody acidic alcohol burn that hits the pallate first that almost has a hint of sourness. That is quickly overwhelmed by the velvety smooth, almost sticky body. The alcohol soak is heavy and deep on the back of the tongue. The flavor bursts with notes of burbon, oak, coffee and chcolate malts. Truly a complex mixture with each aspect fighting to reach the taste buds first. I swear this beer was so good that I could still taste it the next morning, and craved its flavors two days later, like a smoker going cold turkey.

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