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RATINGS: 2773   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2004 Bottle thanks to Tony @ Oldsmar Tap House: Pours black with a medium tan head. Alcohol is very evident in the aroma. However, it’s well hidden in the flavor. Roasty flavor has hints of chocolate, liquorice and soy sauce. Very smooth and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Motor Oil Black pour with a dissipating tan head. Smokey, Bourbon sweetness in the aroma, a little woody and alcohol. Thick, Viscous mouthfeel, Intense Bourbon character. Roasty, woody and smokey. Thick and Delicious but a perfect balance of smoke and bourbon makes this sipper an Incredible treat. Thanks to Pat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Many thanks to MaltOMeal!
As a fan of whisky, this is right up my alley. í07 bottle pours black and oily with a thin tan ring for a head. Iíd normally call this a 4/5, but because the beer is so like a spirit, I think its appearance is ideal. Strong, sweet bourbon nose with vanilla, smoke, and raisins. Thick, viscous mouth reveals bourbon, smoke, vanilla, and chocolate, some nice woody malt and alcohol in the aftertaste. The bourbon works wonders throughout the experience, adding warmth and character while playing with other elements, yet the beer remains refined in a category where excess is overpraised and alcohol-masking overpreferred. Ironically, itís never overbearing like WWS or even DL. BCS is all class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours black with a tiny white ring of a head. Strong bourbon aroma, sharp alcohol, chocolate, cake batter, cocoa powder. Interesting. Silky smooth chocolate flavor, caramel, of course bourbon and very boozy (but in the best way possible) The mouth feel is wonderful. Smooth and silky. Overall great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DByers (8) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008 does not count
Appearance indescribable except for pure motor oil. Subtle smells of char, a little bourbon, vanilla and rich grains. The taste, wow. Sweet black licorice, wood, slight hotness of the bourbon, and char. Impressive complexity and perfection. Somebody had fun crafting this fantastic brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (4177) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
poured form bottle into matilda "M" glass. pours pitch black with minimal lacing. I think all of these were bottled the same day, but this one had 10-11-07, 105 on the label. rasins in th enose with a thick almost tobacco like taste. hints of teh wood come through as it warms, very chewy and leather-like. slight saltiness, alcohol warming is minimal. an awesome beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
In bottle thanks zinster. The beer poured a deep black with a thick brown head. If you can imagine pouring motor oil into a glass and toping it with brown whipped cream then you might have some idea of how this beer looked. The nose is rich and deep smelling of burnt wood, roasted malts and bitter sweet chocolate. The taste was out of this world with a richness and flavor that I have found in no other beer. The taste of burnt malts, caramelized sugar, toasted oak, chocolate and bourbon dominate the beer. The beer finished with a bourbon sweetness and a hint of bitter chocolate. the mouth feel was round and oily. A great beer, one I have been looking forward to, thanks mike.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15492) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle via trade with The Epeeist. Thanks a lot. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head & lacings. This IS everything: wood, roast, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, smooth, oily & phat. Super complex & super delicious. Long end. Amazing. . .

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
2Roses (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Very heavy and potent beer, i even question the 13% ABV seems a bit higher to me. You can really taste the Bourbon from start to finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (12718) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
Black with a small, but lasting, light brown head. Rich and complex aroma, of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, a little toffee, roasted wood, and a hint of licorice. Rather dry, full flavoured complex dark chocolate, with delicious oak notes, and some slightly tart tannin action. Long lasting aftertaste of oak, vanilla and chocolate.

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