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RATINGS: 2381   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 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

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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (214) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Rating number 200. Shared with my future son in law Russell... Bottle to a snifter. Big complex nose full of bourbon, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. Fills the palate with waves of deliciousness, great balance hides the ABV well. One of the best Stouts anywhere. Meant to be savored slowly while thinking deep thoughts and solving all the problems of the world ... Or watching March madness... Go Bucks!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Wow. I canít say enough good about this beer. Notes of chocolate and bourbon, a little alcohol, thick but silky texture, high ABV gives you a warming sensation after every sip. As good a beer as Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Treesh (6) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
Pours like molasses. Oak or cherry taste, like pouring dark chocolate into your mouth- could only have a few sips. Absolutely delicious, hard to find, so should only be used for drinking, but if I had a few bottles of it I would use it to make a beef bourginon or duck sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
A great bourbon stout. Pours a deep black with little head. Smells like bourbon and cream. Very thick taste, lots and lots of bourbon, with a finish reminiscent of creme brûlée. Great stuff, but boozy. More balanced then many Bourbon beers. Had on tap at Olde Sonoma Public House. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from north Carolina. pours thick and black. Smells thick and sweet of vanilla and raison. Tastes thick, sweet of raison, peat, and a little bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3453) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft@ Roanoke VA Rare Beer Festival 2014: Walnut hazelnut, dark roasted malt aroma. Murky dark brown, thin beige head, legs. Chewy full body. Fudge, walnut, and bourbon flavors swirling together in equal proportions. AB owned or not, this is a fantastic beer. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Black with some tan lacing. Smells of booze, then bourbon then some mild woody gear. Taste is booze, bourbon and vanilla. Not especially sweet like too many bourbon stouts, but there is a strong heat and alcohol bite. Gets better as it warms; far less astringent with booze and malt combo. Still way too much - apparently needs plenty of aging.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pcstuck (60) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Complete darkness with the smallest chocolate brown head. Big nose full of bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla. Canít remember another beer smelling this great. Taste follows. Great bourbon character that is silky smooth with dar chocolate, vanilla , malt and a subtle sweetness. Very balanced considering the abv. Great brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (515) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 2012 vintage. Pours a deep dark thick black brown with a small brown head. Aroma is a rich dark roasted chocolate malt, dark dried fruit of raisins plums, has strong sweet bourbon barrel alcohol essence with some wood barrel undertones. Taste is a sweet rich dark bourbon alcohol flavor with a bit woodsy notes, some chocolate and dark fruit raisin, plums, some vanilla notes, roasted malt and bitterness on the end. Palate is a full rich creamy viscous body, leaves a bit of an oily resin mouth feel, but smooth going down. Seems a bit heavy on the bourbon though, a bit overpowering on the alcohol. Leaves a long lingering flavorful sweet bourbon alcohol flavor and a bit of woodsy vanilla notes on the end. This is definitely one to sip and share on a cold winter eve.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (410) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Thick dark dark brown almost black. No affect from room light. Scents of dark chocolate vanilla and bourbon. Milk thick smooth creamy nutty taste then the bourbon kick comes in with force. Sweet but with a bourbon bite.

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