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RATINGS: 2757   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 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 (8789) - 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 (5743) - 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 (7679) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 12 oz bottle from 2007. Looks like syrup and smells like watered-down bourbon and chocolate with hints of oak. Has a delicious malty, mouthfeel. It finishes with a delicious mix of bourbon and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2008
2007 12 oz bottle pours almost black and vey syrupy with a small caramel colored head. Sweet aromas of roasted malts, caramel, and whiskey/bourbon. Tastes of sweet malts, bitter chocolate, hints of toffee. Big thick stout with flavors to match. A perfect example of an imperial stout.

   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 (3748) - 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.

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