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RATINGS: 2433   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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"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

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 seperates 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2014
This is a beer that will blow you away in more ways than one. It looks, smells, and tastes like the "angels share" itself - not the dregs left in the barrel!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (634) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2014
Pitch black, no head. Wood, Bourbon, chocolate aroma and taste. High alcohol Bourbon warm aftertaste, sweet finish

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (207) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2014
Pours pitch black, sirupy with almost no head. Nose is heavy chocolate, mild coffee, some vanilla maybe? Taste is very heavy on the chocolate, coffee. Very damn tasty but quite fierce with alcohol. Best stout I had, together with the Hunaphu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (190) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Deep brown, very opaque. No head. Heavy notes of caramel and molasses. Some bitterness but very sweet from start to finish. Heavy body, very upfront alcohol. Quite balanced though. Very long finish. Almost no carbonation to speak of. Exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (61) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Everything you would want in a imp stout. Lots of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, figs and loads of burbon. Pretty much a perfect stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jamonsk8 (2) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Chocolate bourbon deliciousness in a bottle. Tried this for the first time in 2013 and didn't know what I was getting myself into. Put Away one of the bottles in the four pack to try next year.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Boozy bourbon in the nose. Jet oily black with tan oily head. Taste is chocolate, oily bourbon with hints of

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GrandaddyKC (2) - merriam, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
best stout ive ever had. super boozy. and the warmer it gets the hotter it gets which is what i personally enjoy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
Flaske, 355 ml. Årgang 2012. Knaldsort med en rødlig kant og et skum, der står stolt i 5 sek og så flader ud. Det gør smagen heldigvis ikke. Masser af bourbon, vanilie (på den ikke-klamme måde!!!), vådt træ- Også en ret tydelig note af alkohol/booze/procenter. Meget fyldig, sødlig mere end sød, klistret, ret indladende i munden, med masser af vanilie og bozze. Og nedenunder nogle bløde choko-noter. Fylder munden helt ud. Lang eftersmag. Heftig og blid på en og samme tid. I den grad en øl til de sene timer og komplementation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whitehotg8 (43) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
I have had an entire 4-pack since the 2013 release. The pour into the snifter is just as exciting as the first time I tried it. Deep abyss black with the signature dark khaki head that fades into a beautiful ring. The aroma is incredible; sweet with burnt sugars, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa. Upon taste it is toasty and sweet with bourbon all over it. Cocoa, coffee tones and bitterness are rounded out immediately by the sweet sugars and vanilla. This beer changed the way I perceive beer in general, try it and it will change you too. Thank you Goose Island!

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