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RATINGS: 2583   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kgoelz (10) - USA - JAN 4, 2015
2014- huge chocolate Toffee and of course bourbon by the best i have had from them since 2009 drinks silky smooth with a slight boozy finish burn love it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
bottle 2012...veryvery (portish) sweet, loads of bourbon, dark fruit, bit of bitter chocolate, wood, alcoholic, bit of vanilla and low on hops. Flavourbomb but not a lot of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (759) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle--I get it, itís high quality and a good beer, but Iím not much if a bourbon fan. Like all the bourbon beer, itís hard to drink until it warms up an then it smooths out and becomes a fine sipping beer. Total wine 26/ 4 pack.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (540) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
A sledgehammer of a beer, it tastes, and should be drunk , like a spirit. The vanilla is there, but not as pronounced as some "industrially aged" beers that are on the market. A beer for nye, sipping slowly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1529) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
í12 BCBS at Whirlyball. Thanks Reed for putting this on in Austinís honor. He deserved nothing less. Yum. Bourbon then choc-caramel, then fruit. A touch rough. 16.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
martin00sr (1068) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours oily and black, no head but thick lacing. Aroma has prunes, bourbon and brown sugar. Flavour is similar, thick and satisfying. Bourbon is clearly present but perfectly controlled by both bitterness and sweetness. Fine, light carb, alcohol burn and lasting bittersweet and sticky finish. Yummy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriendOfBeer (95) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Aroma of figs and whiskey. Strong malt at the beginning. Figs and cinnamon. Chocolate and burnt wood aftertaste. Sweet boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
billcarleton (6) - MEXICO - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
Had it on tap at Eli Cannonís, Middletown. Iím convinced someone must have dropped a shot of bourbon into my snifter before tasting. Of course eventually the rest of the qualities will seep out in the forms of chocolate, vanilla, plum, raisin -- but always smacked to submission by the bourbon. Pair it with lots of meat. Pretend itís a matter of survival. Be a man.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (81) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2014
The perfect Stout. Smooth from start to finish. Not too boozy. A sip'r to enjoy slowly, if you are lucky enough to find one anywhere. Quite possibly the best imperial stout you could possibly have the privilege of tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (15) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Iím fortunate to have found this elusive brew at my local beer store. Real high expectations so the anticipation was evident. Poured aggressively but no head and only a slight few bubbles of carbonation made it to the surface. Black as night and thick like molasses. The aroma had subtle hints of vanilla, licorice, phenol, wood, and of course bourbon. Taste was sweet, big and bold like the smell with maybe even raisins mixed about. Thick, creamy, and coated the palate beautifully. I must say I had my doubts since Iíve been let down before; but BCBS did not disappoint! I loved the experience and since itís a rather big beer it is a delightful sipping stout. Goose Island hit this aged brew right out of the park, awesome!

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