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RATINGS: 2773   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 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
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates 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 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 (1912) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at íBeertempleí, 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 (2071) - 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. Itís a solid and a very delicious RIS. Mind all the reputation ..it lives up to it. I hope Iíll be able to drink it again some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rask0lnikov (653) - 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 (1022) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2016
2nd lowest alcohol percentage of the seriesí history. Thatís disappointing. However, it is still one of the best Stouts you can find.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sdaniel90 (895) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. Opaque dark brown with a minimal, frothy brown head. Intense aromas of bourbon, dried fruits, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and smooth. Sweet roasted character with a heavy bitter alcohol finish. Very heavy and complex, yet exquisite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Percy0103 (614) - MEXICO - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Intense aroma of bourbon, coffee, nuts, almonds and dark chocolate. Taste is bitter with a roasted malt character. Rich and oily, with a complex character that reminds me of nuts. Strong alcoholic finish, but well balanced considering its high ABV. A world class beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Sample @ PGH Beerfest. Pours very dark with little foam. Strong aroma of bourbon. Rich and think texture with too much sweet bourbon flavor and alcohol warmth for my liking. Its OK but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Aromas of chocolate and vanilla, very long finish, sweet with balancing bitterness.

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