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RATINGS: 2534   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
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kvv104 (14) - - DEC 5, 2014
Pours pitch black. Aroma of slight cofree and heavier on the bourbon side. Taste is amazing. Itís just like the way it taste, coffee with a aftertaste of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (415) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
It pours black with almost no head. There is lively carbonation. It has a roasted, chocolate, bourbon aroma to it. The initial taste is live a dark chocolate that sweetens with a bourbon mixture and roasted flavors. It has a lively, tingly texture to it with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Comes out of the tap rich coffee brown with a dark tan head. Rich aroma fills the nostrils with coffee, roast malt, bourbon-soaked wood, and subtle chocolate and caramel notes. This aroma screams "Drink me!" Bold flavor has rich coffe, toasty malt, sharp bourbon, oak, and chocolate notes that roar across the palate while caramel and molasses whispers tiptoe in the background. Thick, heavy, viscous texture has a fair if not strong fizz. I have been hunting this for some time, and he has been - ahem - a wild goose chase. Until now. This is a goose worth chasing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
club7541 (1) - - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
Poured jet black , chocolate, roasty, alcohol, very Hot but good. Not at all disappointed with this one. I canít wait to try the others.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mallons72 (172) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
The perfect beer. Founders KBS comes in a close second, but this one is better balanced, more oak, more true to its name.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
The nose was detectable from like, three feet away as soon as I started to pour. This is definitely a Winter holiday beer. Fig, date, raisin, and cherries soaked in bourbon on the nose, some oak wood and spice in there too. Taste is phenomenal, with some leather, cigar wrapper and nuttiness adding to the aforementioned aromas. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and the flavors linger for nearly a minute. Great beer, not for everyone, a sipper and Goose Islandís best that Iíve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Excellent. Everything I expected and more. This will age well and be even better in a couple of years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (210) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle poured into tulip. Started out around cellar temp. Thin tan head fades quickly to persistent ring. Opaque, though you can see through it at the margins. Aroma of peat, wood fire, vanilla. First sip is silky and vanilla, smooth as can be. Slight buzz on tongue, slight warming in throat. Medium carbonation. Incredibly easy drinking. Almost too mild or maybe i am sipping too daintily. Vanilla had checked out but checks in again. Bourbon influence is growing as it warms. This beer is growing on me over the course of a leisurely 40 minutes. I donít mind a boozy beer but those who do will really appreciate this because it is oh so lenient.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Best imperial stout i have ever tried...alcohol very well hidden almost scary how good this tastes...i love the sweet caramel finish....damn this beer is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (858) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Large snifter pour of black. Aroma of alcohol and caramel mostly, some chocolate. Flavor comes through with vanilla notes and caramel with alcohol presence of course. Really a well made stout even if it is just gasoline and motor oil. Girlfriend says it tastes better than the vanilla rye, regardless if I agree or not.

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