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RATINGS: 2644   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5489) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Aroma of chocolate and light coffee bourbon and abv. Dark black pour with thick brown head and lace. Huge chocoffee flavor with bourbon tones. Semi sweet malt flavor witha very good bitter finish. Very good abv warmth as well. Rich full bodied palate with excellent carbonation. An excellent beer all round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 1 July 2008) Black colour with brief, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with vanilla, oak, ashes, liquorice and strong espresso. Malty, roasted taste with notes of liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, espresso, chocolate pudding, cocoa powder and distinct flavours of charred oak wood. Fairly sweet, full body. Very powerfull with fiery alcohol notes coming through. Not really balanced but very tasty. Lovely sipping beer with lots of character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 12 oz bottle from 2007. Looks like syrup and smells like watered-down bourbon and chocolate with hints of oak. Has a delicious malty, mouthfeel. It finishes with a delicious mix of bourbon and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2008
2007 12 oz bottle pours almost black and vey syrupy with a small caramel colored head. Sweet aromas of roasted malts, caramel, and whiskey/bourbon. Tastes of sweet malts, bitter chocolate, hints of toffee. Big thick stout with flavors to match. A perfect example of an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
halleluhiah this baby is boooozey! super dense and heavy. probably would have rated higher if the bourbon character weren’t so overwhelming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottled 101207. Very thick opaque body, small light brown head. Strong bourbon with chocolate and coffee. Brother hated it so it must be good! Almost like syrup, definately worth it. had to be exactly what they were going for, hit the nail on the head!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3544) - 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 (4413) - 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.

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