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RATINGS: 2448   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevec (21) - Galena, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottle in Chicago. Dark as stout should be. Bourbon comes across on the nose and at first taste. Followed closely by a deep chocolate flavor that blends nicely with the bourbon. Left with a nice warm feeling that reminds me I get my moneys worth of alcohol when I pay for this one. Very rich and powerful, 2 was enough in terms of alcohol and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2007
bottle 2006 from brentfeesh big thanks: pours black with no head just a rim of cocoa coloured foam. aroma is bourbon, raisin, caramel malt, chocoalte and some coffee ground. pretty much everything you could want. flavour is dark fuits and sweet caramel with a nice espresso chocolate kick and bourbon. finishes very roasted and stong. a very full beer with some alcohol feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Wow, thanks to pantanap for letting me try this. Black with almost no head or even lacing. Taste is strong bourbon, caramel, with lots of roasty notes. Finishes smooth with a little alcohol kick. Sticks to the side of the glass after each sip. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2007
pours jet black. aroma sherry, chocolate, prunes, caramel, raisins, dates, expresso. tasteis sweet dark fruit named above with slight chocolate and coffee character, but does not stand out as in other stouts. finish is roasty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Has a very nice taste profile, but I was not told on the label that this was a bourbon stout I would not have known. Very viscous and thick in body, but is a pale imitation to Bellís Expedition in that category. In the strict terms of a Bourbon Stout, I think that Schlaflyís Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is better. This packs a lot of flavor but misses the mark in aroma and bourbony goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Rating #1500

Seriously pours like ink (or maybe thin tar?) and commands a staunch, mocha head after a small reverse-cascade. Powerful, whiskeyed aroma over sweet chocolate syrup and caramel. And thatís what gets delivered in the flavor... a dumptruck of chocolate/caramel candy over a heady, bourbon backdrop that heats the belly and singes the tongue. Over-roasted coffee joins the finish. Extremely full-bodied (almost chokingly so), and the flavor lasts and lasts. I like Greg Hallís comment about there not being a cigar that could stand up to BCS, but I think an Acid Kuba Kuba would hold its own just fine. Oh, what a killer beer this is... totally worth its high price tag. And it really makes me wish I was back at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Events-Detail.asp?Eve (sniffle)...

<font size=-4>4 pack/12 oz. from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL 60453</font>

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2007
2006 Edition. Pours a dark thick black with almost nonexistent dark brown head. This possesses an amazing sweet bourbon aroma with touches of oak, coffee, and malt. The flavor is quite sweet with coffee, chocolate, and a bitter finish. The alcohol is well concealed. A very fine effort - I look forward to trying it again after a bit more time to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2007
2006 bottle. Super thick black motor-oil pourwith no head. Rousing gives a thin dark tan head. The aroma is oak, bourbon, toffee, and chocolate. The bourbon aroma is unique in that it isnít caustic, but softer somehow. A nice dark chocolate aroma helps, too. The mouthfeel is viscous and silky. Sharp bourbon notes begin the taste, and thatís pretty much what dominates from there, safe for some chocolately tones underneath. Warmth from the alcohol is there too, but it isnít overbearing. Bet this would age pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is of aged malts and bourbon. Flavor is of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillVanE (19) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Courtesy of ford9719 a remarkably delicious imperial stout. like the commercial description reads "one sip has more flavor than your average case of beer". Pours very dark with little head dark chocolate flavors with an alcohol taste which I find enjoyable.

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