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RATINGS: 2377   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 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

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 seperates the beers. Itís essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robinvboyer (2878) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2007
thanks to hogtownharry for this one! aroma is rich chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. flavour is again, very rich, lots of chocolate, ad vanilla, quite sweet, but in a really nice way. aftertaste is kinda smokey with some coffee and chocolate. nice bitterness in the end, not too much, but just enough. mouthfeel is thick, and oily. just a superb stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Thanks to my cousin keith for this bottle. Pours thick black with a light brown head. The aroma is massive,Rich with molassas, dark cherry & bourbon. Deep flavors of coffee and chocolate are cut with a strong bourbon flavor with a nice full body. To me a perfect stout .HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4364) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
(Bottle) Courtesy of Blankboy. Pours a late foaming brown head atop an opaque body. Nose of intense smoked malt, soya sauce, bourbon, molasses and burnt brown sugar. Flavours of double malted bitter chocolate. Very flavourful, very yummy. Bitter, woody, vanilla extract. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason (1675) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 2006 bottle thanks to llafoe. Poured a deep black with a very thin head that mellowed out to a nice ring around the snifter. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, malt, burnt malt, molasses. I let this warm up for about 10-15 minutes before tasting it, just smelling. What this beer did on first taste was remarkable considering how most beers first taste leave an impression that is usually one-sided. This brought about 5 different emotions in my tatse buds. First was the cold imperial"coffee" stout taste followed by the bite on this in the early drinking stages, followed by the vanilla, oak flavor being a little strong at first, followed by the smokiness lingering, and lastly the great palate that this beer has. As it "calms" down it becomes a great sipping beer leaving it a great companion to something else you may enjoy- for me that was reading. Great imperial stout. Now that I had it I need more please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with JCapriotti - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, esters, brown sugar, and oak. Flavor is chocolate, oak, and light vanilla. Medium to full body. Has a slight lingering alcohol aftertaste. The alcohol is noticeable. Very good beer. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Opaque brown with a very meager medium brown head. Stains glass amber. Molasses, licorice, smoky, alcoholic aroma. Wow... Sweet, alcoholic, molasses, licorice flavor initially. Hoppy finish. Very full body with a slippery/velvety mouthfeel. Very little carbonation. Literally tastes like "beer concentrate", but in a good way. Very intense, unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Dark and inky pour with a small light brown head that has a silky texture. Exceptional aroma boasts caramel, vanilla, and chocolate, accented by smoky ash. Full bodied in the mouth with a soothing warmth from the big alcohol. Taste is much like the aroma, with only a slight roasty bitterness. The bourbon barrel aging really smoothes out the edges, with lots of caramel and vanilla complimenting the chocolate notes. Some charred oak and bourbon accent the finish. Very well constructed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
I officially donít like the bourbon barrel aged beers. I hate bourbon...I pretty much hate hard alcohol, and these beers looking to capitalize on the fact that they donít taste like beer do not appeal to me. Aroma was vanilla and alcohol as was the taste. Didnít taste like a beer. I like to DRINK a beer...this needed SIPPED.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle @ Goose Island pub Lincoln Park Wow. Black, almost imperceptible carbonation and head , as you pour it a brown very light brown foam forms around the rim and miniscule bubbles effervece. Vanilla, chocolate, tar, smoke, more vanilla, swee mollasses. You can feel some of the alcohol... the taste is persistent, 30 seconds plus. A lot of molasses (?)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pours like freaking tar in to a pint glass. Pitch, thick black with little to no foam head. The smell is ritch/sharp, whatever you want to discribe this thick brew. Hints of roasted malts, caramel, alcohol. The taste is much of the same with the alcohol slightly showing itself up front and revealing itself full force at the end. Warms the belly. This is a sipper for sure, probably on par with the Bells 7000.

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