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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2016
2nd lowest alcohol percentage of the series’ history. That’s 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 (915) - 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 (634) - 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 (713) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZodiacM (847) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2016
Van de tap @Uiltjebar. Eindelijk mag ik hem proeven aroma en smaak van gedroogd fruit, pruimen en bourbon. Maar zo ontzettend zacht van smaak. Niets teveel gezegd door de liefhebbers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (2671) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20130315. Bottle from Systembolaget. [ Vintage 2012 ]. Roasted malty with coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Shit tons of booze on the nose, lots of sweet dark roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon Darker fruit also. Pours black with a non lasting thin tan head that settles out to nothing. Flavors of super sweet boozey bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malts, wood, vanilla. Big boozy warming imperial stout. A solid BA imperial stout, even though this years version was kind of weak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
250ml bottle as Monks Cafe Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, from trade with Omhper! Many many many thanks chap. Pours black with fast-receding head. Aroma is rich, decadent, booze-ridden chocolate cake. Taste is tar slick & oily. Smooth, bourbon-fused but not off-puttingly boozy. The bourbon merely radiates with it’s smooth vanilla and almond tones as the dark malts simmer in the background. This is serious stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Roasted coffee and bourbon notes waft from this obsidian beauty, which seems like the reason for Spiegelau's stout glass to exist. Rich mouthfeel, as light bubbliness plays out caramels to match the velvet burn. This is an amazing beer, well suited to lovers of Founder's seminal Breakfast Stout or Firestone Walker's Velvet Merlin. It's not a revelation, it's just good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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