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RATINGS: 2778   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (390) - Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2016
The 2015 from the bottle is dark chocolate brown with very little light penetration, the aroma is bourbon and oak, the taste is a rich chocolate with a little bit of raisin overtones and deep malty flavor, the mouthfeel is velvety thick and very very smooth. The finish is like a bourbon with a warm alcohol feel that lingers in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (687) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
27/03/2016 - 33cl bottle shared by Jürgen Simoen @ Estaminet & Brouwerij d’Oude Maalderij. Dark brown to black with just a small lacing. Nose is some toffee, vanilça, huge alcohol. Taste is chocolate, toffee, lots of booze, burning like hell. Way too heavy on the booze. On the second sip, I thought, maybe if I’m at ease @home I would like it more, but not for this time. However, thanks to Jürgen for sharing this. Another Inbev rating, I didn’t pay for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
16.9 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99 Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkska101 (1738) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 Bottle shared with douchs courtesy of Alex thx mate A: chocolate, licorice, caramelized sugars, dates, alcohol, bourbon App: pitch black small beige head. T/p: full body with sweet medium long finish. Some warmness from the alcohol. Soft carbonation. O: really an amazing brew. Big, powerful all the flavours are really well integrated. Better than sex.
1500th rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (825) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Draught at NYC Craft beer festival. Dark black, brown head aroma of vanilla chocolate bourbon taste velvet smooth, vanilla, sweet slight chocolate Love

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle, v2012 (drunk in 2014). Pours pitch black with small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roastiness, molasses - great blend with bourbon dominating but not overwhelming other notes. In taste medium sweet, full of vanilla, wood, chocolate and coffee. Full bodied, bold, smooth mouthfeel. Finish is roasty and bitter. Ideal mix of dominant bourbon and other RIS notes. Same batch drunk in 2015 - bourbon notes much less dominant, the beer was much more balanced, all flavours were more blended. Still great but I prefer more fresh version myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1946) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Flaska från 2012. Svart öl med ett lättare brunt skum. Doft av malt, choklad, lättare rostade toner och bourbon med inslag av vanilj. Samma återkommer i smaken. Mjuk och balanserad trotts den höga alkoholhalten. Lagringen har nog bidragit till detta.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zinneke (205) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2016
From tap at hoppyloft brussels, aroma is huge, bourbon, molasses, toffee, caramel, alcohol. Taste is very sweet, very thivk smooth mouthfeel. Amazing bourbon stout finish. Prefer when it’s aged more, 2014 bottles are an even bigger blast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Pitch black color with brown foam head. Round vanilla barrel nose and light smoke. The taste is spikey with a light chili spiciness, vanilla and smoke. The aftertaste is calm, roasty and with a bit of chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Jet black pour with a thin, brown head. The aroma bourbon, molasses, vanilla, wood, and a hint of raisin. It has a full body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is roasted with some dark fruit flavor and a warm finish. This beer is amazing. Happy Birthday to me!

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