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RATINGS: 2642   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
"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

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 seperates 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1746) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Very dark chocolate head. Awesome banana caramel roasted vanilla nose. Strong alcohol all the way through. Hits you in the first sip. A strong roasted dark malty mess of a drink. Bitter, coffee. Like if you mixed a pot full of maple syrup and put in a week old cup of coffee throw in some booze. Somehow that sounds terrible, but it is actually quite good. Try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8567) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2006
Small dark-foxy head over utterly black beer. Blueberries, brambles, licorice, black mushrooms, earthy, vinous and woody nose - definitely Bourbon casks. Woody, alcoholic, "jap" (liquorice sweets) and vanilla; coffee at the end. I enjoy the main taste enormously, but the finish is just a tad too harsh-licorice for me. Black Chinese tea with lots of higher alcohols and quite some tannines. Rich, voluptuous, oily MF. A truly great barrel-aged stout. Another one, I agree, but, hey, keep them coming. Big thanks, DavidA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2550) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Thanks Ariane and Lo for this awesome package - boy I miss you guys sooo much!!! Oily, thick looking pitch black brew with a fast diminishing head on top. Quite an alcohol nose, oak, chocolate and vanilla too. Intense alcohol taste, roasted coffee beans, some milk chocolate and nutmeg. Smoke aftertaste. Longe lasting finish. Numbs the upper lip. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 1. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005 Black strong in alcohol and slightly rich on the palate. Some bitterness in a lasting finish. 2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Hop and roast aromas. Creamy head. Black very strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a crisp warming coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2006 another great find at local store.i had heard about it and happen to find it .strong bourbon aftertaste but done well and is very easy to drink.dark thick and a very good sipping beer but was worth the price.try it if you like this type of barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2640) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2006
Pours like thick motor oil (not thin motor oil!). Heavy opaque black color. Tan fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Alcohol in the nose, some roasted malt too. Creamy chocolately body, some licorice and definite woody and oaky notes. Bitter like bittersweet chocolate. Whiskey-like aftertaste. Warming alcohol effect in the throad after the swallow. Smooth for sure, but maybe too much alcohol. This is big big beer that should be used like a brandy: for sipping after a meal. Did I mention there is alcohol a-go-go in this one? Grows on you through the glass. Amazing....THANKS ARIANE AND LO!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Completely opaque black color with small dark brown/red head that fades quickly to leave a totally headless brew. Aroma is full of burbon, vanilla, cherry, apples, slight caramel sweetness. Flavor is malty, mildly roasty, fair amount of burbon and oak. Finish is balanced, slightly sweet, with fairly evident alcohol. The burbon is very evident in the aroma, not particularly subtle. A good very good brew. A bit over the top, and not quite up to the hype, but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Beer pours jet black with a nice big, dark tan colored head tinged with red, what unfortunately totally dissipates. Maybe the high abv does this? Aroma is really big and pretty complex. Lots going on here, big notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, a bit of roastiness as well. Flavor is also big, though a bit strong on the bourbon with wet wood, dark chocolate. Finish is a bit burning hot alcohol. I think this could really benefit from the cellar. But I really like it now as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
Black beer with a small brown head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of oak, fruit, some alcohol sweetness and hints of coffee bitterness and chocolate sweetness. Warming alcohol sweet flavor with a light roasted maltyness, lots of oak notes. Dry finish with notes of whiskey. Thank you so much Rene (sk8viking) for sharing this wonderfull beer with me.

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