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RATINGS: 2767   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 it’s a great cigar beer, but I haven’t yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBU’s 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

Editor’s 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. It’s essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

   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 (15433) - 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 (12623) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Thanks to pantanap for this bottle. Labeled 2006. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malts and a bit of coffee.
Thick and decadently rich. Balanced. A really nice dark fruit taste, almost leaning towards plum. I need a couple more of these.

   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 (2336) - 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: I’m 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 (2870) - 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.

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