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RATINGS: 2633   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This batch was bottled 1/05/05. Used motor oil with no head. Creamy and thick on the palate. The bourbon is there, but only as a nice complement. This is pretty mellow and smooth and nothing in particular about it is overwhelming. Thick and sweet with a hint of bourbon at the end to dry it out. Alcohol is noticably warming. Bittersweet chocolate, big roasted malts and mellow charcoal are the flavors that are most noticable. Nothing wrong with this beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Pours very dark/oily like with small to no head.Huge bourbon/alcohol aroma followed buy a malty/sweet aroma.BIG malt flavor ffollowed by a nice bourbon bite.Nice sweet finish.Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Dark and oily, small brown head. Nose strong bourbon, some burnt wood. Flavor strong boubron with a big burn at the end, lots of burnt wood, bit smoky. Some vanilla hangs around. Burns at the end. Some coffee-esque bitterness. Found myself somehwat enjoying it, which was not expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry -- my hero! Pours black as the devilís heart with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma is of, well, bourbon barrels and it smells frigginí great! Thereís also some malt, smoke, alcohol and maybe even some chocolate in there. Hold on Iím going to smell this some more. Oh yeah. To my surprise the flavourís even better! Oh man thatís tasty. Thereís bourbon of course, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some burnt notes, hops, alcohol and more -- itís quite complex. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. A truly unique and flavourful Stout -- fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, my bottle, via Ughsmash. (makes Homer noise "uh huhuhuhuh!"). Poured thick almost opaque brown-black, large brown diminishing fizzy-foamy head. You can really smell the oak bourbon barrel in the aroma - very sweet and woody, lots of yeast and rich dark roast malt, some hops and smoke - good lord thatís nice. Taste follows on, but thereís vanilla, cream, evergreen needles, blackberry, molasses and winesaps, but mostly that rich, sweet, woody oak and bourbon character, with the alcohol vying successfully for attention. This isnít something youíd drink several pints of - okay, I wouldnít - but itís smooth and relaxing, creamy, thick, syrupy and mildly lively with alcohol and a sweet woody palate. The finish is relatively quick, and while there is hop, alcohol and overroast bitterness here, itís still fairly sweet; and it leaves a very nice aftertaste behind. I loved it, for me itís right up there with the Oak Aged Yeti for me, and a huge shout-out to Ughsmash for sending this one to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Pours a black color with thin dark brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts with a hint of alcohol. Strong alcohol taste at first but finishes with a sweet oak-like taste. A pretty delicious brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 Pours deep and dark with very little head that is a dark brown. The aroma is strong and got to me almost as soon as I opened the bottle. Chocolate and coffee with roasted malts seem to be the main things I noticed but was rounded out by a touch of sweetness and a light alcohol scent as well. The flavor is ever changing. At first you taste the alcohol and the sweetness of the beer which seems to come from dark fruits and caramel. As you drink it you continually notice the alcohol but the flavor changes to chocolate and finishes with a strong roasted coffee flavor. The alcohol is always present and not hidden at all but that is what I expected, a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Black with medium head. Bourbon/cinnamon/coffee flavor and aroma. Very viscous palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2006
This struck me as more of a nice sipping whiskey or sweet apertif than a beer ó and thatís not a negative. Opaque black pour with a small, dark tan head that disappears rapidly. The aroma is of a sweet liquor. In addition to the alcohol , it smelled of sweet fruit. The flavor contained an array of tastes ó raisins, overripe plums, roasted malts and caramel. The finish was slightly bitter. Full body. The alcohol is quite warming. Excellent.

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