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RATINGS: 2778   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   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 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
2014 - 14.4% abv
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (3071) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
From a trade with sneakychi. Black color with beige head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, ash, booze. Taste is chocolate, spicy, boozy, roasted malts and bitterness as well. Medium carbonation. A completely overloaded Bourbon Stout with a good balance that has more harmony than it should have. Excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1175) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4, 2012 vintage, many thanks! Lots lots of sweet dessert, pastry, berries, vanilla wood. Boozy in a good way, ashy too, also in a good way. Yes, bourbon too. Well balanced, way way more than you would expect from such a complexity and extremity. What. A. Beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
At home. Bottle kind courtesy of Maakun! Bottle from 2013. Black with quickly dissolving tan head. Deep roasted sweet chocolate malts, bourbon, very syrupy, underlaying melasse base, sweet sweet bourbon, light spices and vanilla. Very sweet! Texture is like a chocolate bavarois with bourbon. Quiet carbonation. Very thick syrupy finish and intense toffee aftertaste. Daaaaamnn. Nice! And big thanks for the opportunity!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle 2013 shared, massive thanks to Santa bytemesis!! Tried head to head with the 2014 coffee. Black with brown head that lasts about 30 seconds and leaves no trace. Massive bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate, dried red fruits, toffee, massive chocolate candy, some spices, light butter. Just loads of sweet desert notes. Very sweet with very light roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Massive. Has better desert notes than the coffee, but is also quite a bit sweeter, almost to the point of being too sweet. Classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2016
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, toffee, and bourbon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glowskull13 (2) - Sylmar, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
For a 14.2% ABV Stout, it surpasses my expectations. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and toffee. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (2154) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’, 2015 vintage, 13.4% abv. Pitch black with a thin, tan to brown layer. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of huge bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and molasses. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of huge bourbon up front, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and molasses, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, warming, slightly boozy finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, flat. Very complex, maybe a tad too boozy, but overall great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Thick and oily stout with over the average intensive bourbon barrel aging on top of delicious toffee, coffee, black chocolate notes. Cloying sweet but mellowed by BA. It’s a solid and a very delicious RIS. Mind all the reputation ..it lives up to it. I hope I’ll be able to drink it again some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (739) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
Pitch black color. Modest beige head. Creamy sweet caramel, vanilla, hints of bourbon, licorice, smoke in the aroma. Caramel, hints of bourbon at first. Vanilla, brown sugar in the middle. Smooth bourbon finish. Hints of wood, licorice, and bourbon in the aftertaste. Creamy, silky, very well balanced beer. The bourbon is always there, but it is very enjoyable and do not disturb or cover other tastes. Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head that fades quick. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, grain, bourbon, hops, vanilla and chocolate. Similar aroma. Has a full body. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.

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