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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Poured blacker than black with a thin brown head. Aroma of good bourbon, caramel and smoke. Full strong flavour, vanilla, malt chocolate, bourbon and smoke. Lasting malt and chocolate finish. This one is strong, sip it and enjoy i.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep (249) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
A color black as the night, and a thick, brown head. A thick aroma of coffee, burnt sugar and chocolate. The taste is sweet, with rasins, coffee, chokolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
tons of bourbon and chocolate triple bock like flavours ... pours with a full port with a touch of foam .. amazing sweet jealous aromas ... taste is just amazing, like a everyday sam adams triple bock... wow, what a brew!! i would go on but i have more left in the glass to drink right away.. untouchable.. absolutely a new favourite beer with me, i did lose a bottle in transit though!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours charcoal black with a 1 finger beer bottle brown head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is beyond huge, oak, bourbon, burnt sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate over coconut, theres more but suffice it so say that there is enough complexity there to keep you busy sniffing for a while. Flavor is just as huge, and better than the aroma. Chocolate, coconut, espresso, vanilla, a little oak, char, tons of caramel and toffee, pralines. Finish is really clean for such a big, sweet beer. There are no offputting lingering weird notes that you find in alot of big beers. Chocolate, bitter and floral hops, rye bread, and bourbon comes in pretty suddenly at the end. A great beer for this cold winter night. Come to think of it the best beer Ihave had in a long time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5188) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 Thanks to Gillard for the share. I mourned this one when I was done. Cola brown with bourbon, alcohol, coconut, maple, depth, and wood. Flavor is same with sugar and molasses, too. Perfect yellow lacing, and amazing flavor depth. Lots of secrets to share. Astounding stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Poured a deep dark brown with a small brown head with nice lacing. Aroma is incredible combinatio of rich dark malts, caramel, oak, and bourbon, which you can seemingly can smell from miles away. Flavor is equally impressive, caramel malts,vanilla, a little bit of dark fruit, smoke all with a hint of bourbon. but the bourbon is not overpowering though, just complimentary. Full mouthfeel that leads to a nice warming finish. A top notch beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
abreviated review since the site is so messed up and I can barely post anything 12oz bottle provided by Chrissy and big thanks for that because this beer is amazing Tons of smoke and chocolate in the taste with a hit of bourbon at the end This beer is silky smooth in mouthfeel In fact in many ways I prefer this to Dark Lord this one definitely gets my highest praise

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2008
bottle, 10000 mile motor oil color, head is slight and tan, vinous, dried fruit nose, flavor of bourbon whiskey, intense, thick dark chocolate, white pepper, alcohol and sugar, finish is very even handed and makes this very hard to put down

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
deep black liquid opaque and low to medium effervescence the fruit comes through in the malt and bourbon clear vanilla alcohol apparent but not overwhelming in the aroma hops are present but subdued especially evident in the finish texture is slightly viscous and heavy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Aroma is strong and malt dominated for sure, heavy smoky bourbon, sweet potatoe, molasses and minor alcohol… tickles the nostrils with every whiff. Very dark rust colored cream head on the pour that disappears, but a small, dime sized ring of foam remained from the carbonation rising in the center (pretty sweet), highly opaque though not as motor oil-like as others with a deep dark brown-black-burgundy color. Again, very strong flavor, not overly thick (for the style), not perfectly smooth either, and there is a long lingering tingle on the tongue and palate; bourbon is a pretty major player here in the flavor, backed up by a rich mocha, subtle vanilla, tart cherry pie filling, and minor whisky alcohol. This was a big beer with big expectations and for the most part it did not let me down.

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