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RATINGS: 2615   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   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
2014 - 14.4% 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Bottle at home with Tom and Royce... Big thanks to Dough77 for this .. 2006 Vintage roast malts lots of bourbon ... sweet vanilla ... toasted malt ..3.2.

TK 3 ... Train shefiled to huddersfield with Nightfall ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... smooth roast ... little simple bourbon... toffee and vanilla ... nose is little meaty 3.8 bottle at home ... 2009 vintage ... dark black ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... soft bourbon nose ... dark chocolate ... huge huge coconut bourbon ... massive bourbon ...dark roast ... soft chocolate ... mellow roast ...nice dark roast but too much alohol 3.5 bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft mellow roast malt nopse ....dark malts ... heavy roast ... juicy roast ... big coconut ... dark roast ... decent .. but still big alcohol and full bourbon ... 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2008
2006 bottle at cgarvieukís amazing sunday shindig. Very dark browin with beige head. Bourbon with lots of vanilla, big nose. some chocolate malt and some creaminess. Mouth is slightly carbonated, charcoal, spirit burn, some creamy vanilla. Bit overpowering. Thick and spirity, with lots of vanilla cream. Not what I was expecting, but alright.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol roasty and overpowering. Taste is similar, alcohol, coffee, makes me quiver when i drink, hard to swallow, terrible beer and about as far away as what i want fardark lord.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Poured pitch black with no head. Aroma - sweetness, bourbon and alcohol, maybe a hint of scotch. Is this beer? Taste was very sweet with notes of oak, bourbon and vanilla. Strong warming alcohol presence. Thick mouthfeel. Wow. Definitely a sipper. Two bottles of this stuff will put you to bed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
tar black body topped with a very little amount of white head. Smells very oaky with tons of vanilla and a bit of anise or something. The flavor has a lot more of the stout characteristics. It has chocolate on the front-end and then a huge burst of coffee on the back side. The bourbon vanilla is there throughout. 5.75 at New Beverage, NYC on Chrystie St

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Arayaga2 (1876) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Placid inky black with absolutely no head. Notes of sherry and bourbon are prominent in the aroma. Sweet alcoholic nectar with roasted bourbon flavor., and a slight coffee finish BONZER. $5.75/12 oz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2192) - USA - FEB 25, 2008
12 ounce bottle at room temperature. Pours out black as coal with a brown head. Bracing aroma of alcohol and hops. Label is all text and tells the story of the beerís creation. The taste - wow! This is not flavorless ballpark suds. it is rich, sweet, and forceful - vanilla, caramel, coffee, and yes, a hint of good bourbon whiskey. This is pretty close to a barleywine - it is a chocolate ice cream sundae of a beer. There is a nice, hoppy tingle in the finish. Awesome stuff, but only if you have a sweet tooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle- Goose Island restaurant- poured in a snifter. Oil black, with only a wisp of head on top. Aroma is incredible, heavy licorice and smoke. Taste is intense, with truffle, chocolate cake, and after 30-45 seconds, the espresso notes come through, as do the slight hints of whisky around the edges. Heavy, heavy, rich, complex. Wife says she tastes sweet coconut too. My favorite style is the Belgian Quad, and Iím having a real hard time rating this above the Rochefort 10, but in all fairness I just have to. I can still so distinctly taste this beer in my mind 6 hours later, and I want more, even if it was $10 a bottle. None of my previous 106 beers rated till now have been this good or distinct. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4545) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to xmarcnolanx, thanks Marc. Pours a prefect looking viscuous black with a small coccoa brown head. Big time boozey aroma with lots of bourbon, wood, vanilla extract, and slight chocolate. Full bodied but tons of alcohol warming. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Nice beer but needs more time, sort of like girls in high school they look great but need some maturity on em.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
[WBA styles tasting] 2007, Dense, thick appearance; kind of scary. Massive bourbon aroma, vanilla, roasty. Some toasted coconut? Brown sugar, molasses loads of malt character. Subtle smoke towards the finish. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Warming, sweet finish with some strong residual sugars.

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