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RATINGS: 2778   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalekliz (911) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2008 Bottle. Pours a deep, inky black with a tan head that fades to a ring. Rich aroma of bourbon, sweet malt, molasses, wood, and alcohol. Intense taste, of bourbon, wood, malt, dark fruits, molasses, an alcohol bite, and some chocolate at the end. Lingering bourbon and wood flavors. Very rich and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 2, 2009
bottle: 2008 vintage. Second of 09 after a great new year tasting. this one has character, potent, whisky, wood, smokey. drank with rcasta and ramenen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2008
2008 vintage on December 31, 2008. Well, before its aroma attacked me from an arms length my first impression was how much this resembled dirty oil. Thats a good sign. Its small, perfectly shaded head could only be improved by being a *little* larger. But I’m still scoring its appearance a 5. Now, back to its aroma. This sucker is potent. It makes the whole room glisten in aromatic nirvana the moment you pop the cap. Its smell... like you opened a bottle of bourbon. It has awesome alcoholic fumes, heavy enough to really grab you by the heart and pull you down into its grave of tasty dreams. Sweet, sticky, and oh so warm. Something in this almost reminds me of a triple bock... but its so much better. Simply amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. 2008 Vintage. Black beer with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma over rich malt. Rich malt flavor with bourbon, light roast, vanilla, and ccaramel. Fuller bodied. Malt and brown sugar lingers with bourbon and vanilla. Very nice, Complex and nicely balanced. Alcohol present and lingers in a comfortable sipping beer way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gar4016 (24) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2008
This was a nice sipper for me. Pours almost black with head that dissipates quickly. This seems thick and leaves a thin layer of itself on the glass wherever it’s been. Smells like.... hmmmm.... Bourbon.... lots of it, roasted malts, vanilla, some cherry and chocolate. Tastes very yummy, starts with Bourbon, very strong and somewhat alcoholic. Flavor continues complex at mid palate with various notes of chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt, a general wood feel. Ends with a good stout roastiness that lingers in your mouth. Overall the bourbon is very prominent but doesnt overpower the complexities in the rest of the stout. This will probably cellar very well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2007 12 ounce bottle from riversideAK. Thanks! Pours a ruby tinted dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is mostly straight bourbon with some bitter hoppy notes. Taste is bourbon, chocolate (tootsie rolls by the end of the bottle), vanilla and subtle dark fruits. Full bodied. Alcohol is hidden remarkably well, much to my detriment. This is a damn good beer. Well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
(12oz Bottle) An outright awesome beer! Pours near black and syrupy w/ a thin brown head. Aromas of vanilla and bourbon abound w/ notes of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a wonderfully melded combination of bourbon, mocha, toasted malt and alcohol. The silky - I’m trying to avoid oily - mouthfeel is countered by a slight alcohol warming. Finishes surprisingly drier than expected. In all, a very rousing beer w/ a perfect balance of malt and hops. The bourbon is completely complimentary despite its initial prominence. I absolutely love this beer in a nice brandy glass slightly below room temperature.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rtruck10 (2) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2008 does not count
This has just become my favorite beer. The aroma is fantastic. Has an aroma of coffee an bourbon with a sweetness. The flavor is great with bourbon, brown sugar, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy almost too thick. Very little head but leaves a coating on the glass. Its a beer to be enjoyed sipping by a fire on a cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Wow this is a fantastic beer. The aroma is great, with hints of coffee and strong aromas of bourbon. The appearance is of deep black, with almost zero visible head. The palate is oily and thick, almost chewy. The flavor is very strong with vanilla and coffee and some chocolate, excellent boubon flavor. If you do not like bourbon I wouldn’t recommend this beer, but even if you kind of like bourbon this beer is a must. Better than dessert!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
estebon100 (7) - skokie, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008 does not count
My friends were telling me about this beer at a bar when we noticed that they had it. So i gave it a try and man is this beer amazing. The bourbon finish does it all for me since i love bourbon. And it leaves a creamy aftertaste that sticks with you for a while. I would recommend trying this beer for sure! great dessert beer!

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