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RATINGS: 2762   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 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2008
i agree with the commercial description completely, other than i thought it was maybe a little undercarbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2324) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 12 oz bottle from zinister. Pours a dark black with a small tan head that soon fades to nothing. The aroma is big with bourbon whiskey and dark fruits. The flavor is likewise dominated by bourbon whiskey (close to Old Grand Dad), also filling in the sides are licorice plums, and dates. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. The finish is exceptionally long with lingering whiskey. Overall: Iím discovering that I am a big fan of whiskey barrel aged ales, they just sit right with me. ------ re-rate 4-28. 2012 Bottle from trade. Lowering score from 4.3 down to 3.8. Big nose is gone from this batch. Also taste is different with the big bourbon presence diminished.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 thanks Acknud fist off you can smell the bourbon, yummy the taste of coffe was impeccable the head when poured was very very nice this is a great beer well done .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2008
it looks like some crazy use motor oil black and viscus its pours slow. molasses in January. no mater how hard i tried i could get no head i poured higher and higher but still nothing. mells like a candy store or pastiari in a 5 alarm fire. sweet black malt vanilla chared wood liquid smoke worthers origionals. its smooth and rich but a bit hot and syrupy. chocolate burbon liquor cordials.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eje (9) - , New York, USA - JUL 12, 2008 does not count
2007 12.0 coutesy of Whole Foods beer room. No head, strong (strong) bourbon flavors, mainly left in the back of your mouth, but delicate espresso flavors as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Updated Rating 4/9/09: 12 oz. bottle - 2007 vintage; 3rd time trying this, thanks to WeeHeavySD for this bottle and chance to revisit; pours thin, jet black with trace dark brown head; 90% bourbon aroma mixed with brunt malt, chocolate; super thin body, boozy, sweet; iíd say itís official that i donít really get the appeal here; just another impy that has been way too heavily bourbon-barreled

Original Rating 7/10/08 (3.3 overall) 12 oz. bottle - 2007 vintage; thanks to pepsican for the trade; pours thin and oily black; almost no head; slight chocolate haze around the edges leaving residue on the glass; boozy across the board; drinks sweet and slightly hot; woody vanilla in the flavors; bourbon is overpowering and for me, doesnít come close to something like KBS; pretty disappointing

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Pours black and thick with a nose from bourbon,vanilla, chocolate,and coffee,with a tan and brown head the taste is off the hook of all the fore mentioned ingredients the mouth feel is velvety smooth and AMAZING with each sip and sniff Iím in beer geek heaven each time I have this beer I ask my self, self is there any thing better out there and the anwser is NO this is the beast BA RIS in the world bar none

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
2004 bottle courtesy of Tony @ OTH. Pours absolute black, nose is liquorish. Aroma is very roasty with a strong presence of coffee / chocolate malts and this ever presence of light bourbon wood. An outstanding imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Aroma of chocolate and light coffee bourbon and abv. Dark black pour with thick brown head and lace. Huge chocoffee flavor with bourbon tones. Semi sweet malt flavor witha very good bitter finish. Very good abv warmth as well. Rich full bodied palate with excellent carbonation. An excellent beer all round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7701) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
(Bottle, Monkís Cafť, Stockholm, 1 July 2008) Black colour with brief, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with vanilla, oak, ashes, liquorice and strong espresso. Malty, roasted taste with notes of liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, espresso, chocolate pudding, cocoa powder and distinct flavours of charred oak wood. Fairly sweet, full body. Very powerfull with fiery alcohol notes coming through. Not really balanced but very tasty. Lovely sipping beer with lots of character.

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