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RATINGS: 2445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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

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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Very dark brown with small off white head. This was the 2007 batch. Burnt malt and stong bourbon on the nose. The taste was wonderful. Strong sweet bourbon with some vanilla and a woodiness flavor also. Silky smooth body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
2007 – Pitch black, creamy dark tan head. Concentrated warm bourbon and wood aromas flow over deep-rooted charred chocolate coffee, vanilla and caramel notes. Soft toasted coconut tones play out at room temp. Bold bourbon and wood flavors are nicely rounded with further blackened vanilla, chocolate and sweet caramel notes. Nice hop addition late keeps the sweetness somewhat in check. 13% soothes without burn. Full bodied and slick, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. If you like intense, hit this one fresh. A few years of cellar time though can only make it better…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1513) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Wonderful bourbon aroma and flavor---but some sweet/roasted malt in both. Little hop bitterness. A rich, delicious brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Very little carbonation in this dark oily blackness. Some intense flavors of vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Very nice. Thanks toncatcher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle courtesy of jimbowood. The way I want a barrel-aged beer to taste. Great mix of bourbon and chocolate. Not overpowering bourbon flavor but just right. Hard to believe this would be a great session beer, but would be very dangerous. My new favorite Imp Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
houseofwares (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2007
12oz. 2007 bottle. Pours midnight black with a tiny little head around the rim. Vanilla, thick caramel, melted milk chocolate and a touch of Heaven Hill bourbon, which is the distillery they bought the barrels from. The palate is inasnely rich. The flavor starts with with dark chocolate, which is slightly bitter, molassis, very sweet malt, and caramel. This beer is quite thick, and that is my only gripe to an overall very flavorful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Pours black with no head or bubbles. Aroma of bourbon, malt, and chocolate. Flavors much the same, Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2007
2007 bottle - Pours thick black with nearly non-existent dark brown head. Aroma of sweet bourbon. Chocolate and coffee flavors followed by a familiar sensation of warming provided by the bourbon as it goes down. A sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Easily one of my favorite beers. Poured from a 2006 bottle (replaced it with 2007 today). Pours very thick, and has a huge flavor of bourbon, which I love. Congrats on this fine brew Goose Island, easily their best beer in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. The aroma is of some slightly sour dark fruit, hard alcohol, and oak. The flavor is a mix of the above. Pretty good overall, with a thick and powerful mouthfeel.

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