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RATINGS: 2669   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (688) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
BCBS 2012 on tap at Binnyís Lincoln Park tasting room. Flavor is rich and bourbonny, but with a clean finish. Very nice compex brew. I know Iím late to the party here but this beer is one of the few really hyped beers that I feel actually met its expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 13, 2015
2014, bottle. Pitch black, small brown head around the edges. Aroma is a massive amount of vanilla, hint of black chocolate, some oak. Fantastic aroma. Big and creamy mouthfeel, somewhat sticky, sweet, again some vanilla, nice lingering bourbon but not too much. Outstanding and worth the wait.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiedler84 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
On tap at Binnys tasting room for this review... But have had countless bottles previously. Pour is dark and bold. The nose is... Sweet sweet fudge. I let it sit for a few before sipping. Notes of bourbon and chocolate dominate this behemoth. This is my goto barrel aged stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zappbranagan (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Still one of my faves. Little hot the last few years, but still a remarkable stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robbiemoy13 (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2012 - This is definitely tasting great now, no wonder why so many FIBs are trying to trade for it. Probably only another year or two before it peaks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 2), held in Vranovo and Pozarevac. 2014 bottle courtesy of luttonm from Seattle-USA. Thank you, ciao. Pours a deep dark brown color, small ivory foam...really minimal. Nose: Ouh yeah! A blast of the roundest notes ever of vanilla, Bourbon, bouquet of roasted notes of coffee, fresh, just perfect. Stunning attack of wood and whiskey, close to perfection. Mouth: it feels like chewing some very tasty pralines, vanilla, chocolate, dry bitter end.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (354) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2015
Review of the 2014 vintage. You can tell from the pour that this is a very viscous beer. Just a small dark colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is big on bourbon without having any offensive alcohol burn. Taste is awesome: chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla and the specific coconut from the bourbon barrels. Long caramely aftertaste. Dense and silky body with very well hidden alcohol. I enjoyed it more than the 2013 vintage. This might be a "Top 10" beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (549) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed on 9/27/2011. 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Pitch black with some transparency at the edges. No head, a slight wisp of lace, otherwise lifeless. Bourbon aroma like no other. A lot of booze, too. Bourbon taste up front, with a strong chocolate malt midrange flavor. Really exceptional taste. Not really complex, I suppose, but the stout flavor is there and the bourbon complements it really well. It finishes chocolatey and boozy as hell. Tastes every bit of 13% and possibly more. Tingly in the mouth, so much so that itís tough to tell the carbonation levels. Definitely a sipper. This is one of those beers where the taste is so good that it outweighs the flaws of the rest of the beer. Itís boozy and it looks the lower side of mediocre, but it tastes amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
What I consider to be the golden standard of bourbon stouts. My precious. My love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (185) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tastes a lot like chocolate and nice a nice crisp feeling to it. Very good. A little better than KBS

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