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RATINGS: 2750   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 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
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
halleluhiah this baby is boooozey! super dense and heavy. probably would have rated higher if the bourbon character werenít so overwhelming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottled 101207. Very thick opaque body, small light brown head. Strong bourbon with chocolate and coffee. Brother hated it so it must be good! Almost like syrup, definately worth it. had to be exactly what they were going for, hit the nail on the head!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3723) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz bottle(í07 bottle)-Pours a dark motor oil with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and slight chocolate. Taste of this full bodied brew is of chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, and vanilla. This brew is very well balanced and the bourbon and alcohol mix very well together. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2007 bottle and bottled on this date - 101207 and thanks to bdigi66 for giving me this bottle. Poured thick and syrupy and a very, very small light brown head that fully lasted, virtually no lacing, opaque, no signs of carbonation, and a black as oil hue. The aroma was vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, wood, oak, roasty, caramel and smoke notes. Nice!! The flavor wood, acidic, licorice, roasty, vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, thick, and a long finish. The mouthfeel was thick, syrupy and an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Full bodied. Wow what a brew! Delicious, nicely done, nice balance, definitely worthy of a try! Thanks again, bdigi66!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottle thanks to Douglas88! Thanks alot for this awesome beer. Iíve been looking for this one for awhile and it wasnít disappointing. I definitely wasnít prepared for the intense aroma, really blew me away... dominated by bourbon. The taste wasnít as overpowering, mostly caramel and sweet roasted malts. Extremely full bodied and smooth. A wonderful experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Black pour with a tiny brown head. Strong aroma of smokey malt and alcohol. Surprisingly smooth smoke/coffee with a good bittersweet balance. Slick syrupy and lasting bitter finish. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
This beer is not currently the 28th best on earth for no reason. Pours rich black with a small brown head. The aroma of this 2006 Is of bourbon and oak. The flavor is crazy. So so crazy. Starts off rich with caramel, then evolves into the warm sweet bourbon. Slowly the flavor fades to the back of your palate, and you get some mild vanilla. Literally minutes later you still taste the smooth cool caramel/vanilla aftertaste. I would go celibate for a life time supply of this and bells expedition stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 12 oz bottle, pours a rich black, with tan head, that dissipates mostly. Incredible aroma of bourbon, coffee, oak, vanilla, and chocolate...but mostly bourbon. Rich flavor of bourbon, oak, and roasted coffee. Rich, creamy mouthfeel, with light carbonation. An amazing beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Pitch black pour, tons of thick lacing, with a big tannish head. Big booze in the nose. Bourbon and raisins. Caramel, soy sauce, chocolate. Flavor is chock full of chocolate. Roasted malt, big creamy flavors of caramel, vanilla. Alcohol is big all around and drinkability suffers from this. A good beer though, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
í06 12 oz. Pours black with highlights of orange/ amber, and head as dark as milk chocolate. Great looking brew. When I read that it was barreled for 150 days I knew it was going to be intense. I was correct. You only have one of these at a time. The bourbon is a little too much but, you can still get many things out of it. Tons of malts. Oak, vanilla, and sweet caramels.

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