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RATINGS: 2525   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HappyHandsClub (12) - - NOV 28, 2014
Very disappointing indeed given the Black Friday release hype like come get your heroine fix, uh, only one or two bottles please. I got a 4-pack & it was a massive waste of money. At least Dragonís Milk replicates in modest terms Straight To Aleís gruel. For being barrel aged & for 2014 at 13.5% I would have expected a powerful hit to the sinuses but all I got was that standard chocolate blandness & not meaty at all by comparison to Straight To Aleís Laika or Unobtanium. It may be less see through than Dragonís Milk which is quite light by comparison but at least Dragonís Milk comes closer in taste to the real steak & potato goodness of Straight To Ale. This stuff is way overpriced & for sissies which like Boulevardís part barrel aged blends is food for chumps.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbeahler (42) - USA - NOV 28, 2014
2014 vintage. Yo, oh my god. Iíve had it a few times last year. This shit is the bomb. It smells like straight vanilla. Slight bourbon, deep cocoa and toasty goodness. Iíve very happy I was able to get this. One of the best stouts ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (228) - - NOV 28, 2014
2014 Vintage Look: pours a dark black. Very thick. Jet black. Dark brown head that fades extremely quickly. Smell: heavy alcohol. Bourbon. Fudge. Chocolate. Vanilla. Soy sauce. Taste: great chocolate flavor! Fudge. Coffee. Whiskey. Very hot alcohol taste. Feel: very thick mouth feel. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall: awesome beer. Love the heavy fudge notes. Hope some time can weaken the hot alcohol flavor. Love this beer. First drank: Mom & Dads 11/28/14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (398) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
chocolate and vanilla. Caramel, syrup. Velvety, gets sticky as it warms. Enough carbonation to hold it together.†

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (514) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Appearance: Jet black with tan head Aroma: Now this is what beer should smell like. Where do I start? Incredible bourbon aroma with vanilla, chocolate and butter. Taste: Wonderful smooth velvety texture and bourbon flavor permeates the entire experience. Fresh vanilla beans, hazelnut and buttered rum. Overall: The mothership of imperial stouts. Worth the wait and waking up early on Black Friday. Just an incredible experience for bourbon barrel lovers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MexiRevo (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
2014 bottle poured at home. Wow! I waited in a line this morning (Black Friday) for a chance to try this one; it definitely did not disappoint. Pours a dark molasses black color with minimal head which dissipated soon after pouring. Aroma is mellow sweetness with bourbon undertones. Taste is amazing. Smooth and slightly sweet, with immediate flavor burst of toasted coconut, chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, gentle coffee notes, with slight bourbon finish. This may be the best beer I've ever tasted! It is SO smooth and drinkable and coats the mouth with flavor that lingers forever. Well Done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Berard (340) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft. Pours black with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Malty sweet bourbon aroma over mild carbonation. Very substantial mouthfeel. Superior complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bubblehouse (505) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Really fucking good. Obviously rated to the style but a really good stout strong w bourbon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (141) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled 10/16/14. Aroma is rich bourbon barrel, smoke, leather, booze, some dark fruit and a hint of black licorice. It has a unique, almost cigar-like quality to it. Very strong, masculine scent that can be detected as soon as the bottle is opened. Appearance is an absolute 5. Jet black and thick with a cap of dark brown foam that recedes to nothing instantly. Tastes slightly sweet and has alcohol heat from the bourbon. It also has strong oak characteristics and everything mentioned in the aroma, to a lesser extent. Great complex taste; the only knock on it is the booze burn, but some aging would take care of that and make it perfect. Palate is a 5+. Thick, smooth and silky. Overall, I think this formula just keeps getting better. This is probably the highest rating I have ever given.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gearz (21) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Used oil black with a phenomenal nose. Very drinkable for the high ABV. Drink this warm to really get the boozy bourbon notes. This is a beer you pair with a big event like hiking to the top of a mountain for a sunset or a Thanksgiving dinner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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