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RATINGS: 2604   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2013 on Draft: Intense aromas of bourbon, chocolate and black fruits. Incredibly smooth on the palate, with initially sweet black fruit flavors of plum, fig and licorice, giving way to a blast of dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, bourbon, vanilla bean and molasses. Layers for days. Finish lingers long with hoppy spice and dark coffee, picking up the intensity as it opens. Bourbon barrel flavor is there too in the end but it is understated and in balance with the other elements, with the high abv covered well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (204) - - JAN 15, 2015
Great color. Rich chocolaty head. Bursting with fruity alcohol aroma. Damn, what a kick of alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1576) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle, 2014 - not much head, pitch black color, definite bourbon and roast malt aroma and flavor, fair amount of woody vanilla flavor too, maybe a very very mild whiff of alcohol at the very end but not nearly as much as you would expect from a 14+%, pretty smooth finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RobGerman (2) - - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
I am drinking the 2013 right now, and let me say....WOW! The complex flavors of an imperial stout blends well with the bourbon barrel. This is truly a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (35) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle on 1/9/15. Pours black in color with less than a finger of head. Good lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, and chocolate, and vanilla. Good mouth feel. The taste is roasted malt and bourbon with some chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Very nice bourbon barrel stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Chicago. This is an exceptional strong, sweet stout. The bourbon influence come through very powerfully, the charred flavours giving a rich espresso coffee and dark chocolate complexity. In addition there are sweet flavours - caramel, vanilla, coconut and dark fruits. There is also a pleasing amount of bitterness and much warmth from the high alcohol content. The whole comes together exceptionally well, to create a rich, complex and unique beer. One of the best that I have sampled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours like syrup a dark, opaque brown with no head......aroma is coffee grounds, booze......taste is -whoa- raisins, dates, dark chocolate with a thick mouthfeel and booze permeating through it all. One is definitely the limit on this beast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1395) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at The Daily Pint. Deep dark black, with a small head little lace. Strong bourbon aroma up front, with support from rich caramel malt, vanilla, oak and a hint of smoke. Taste is similar, with big bourbon flavors bursting through a base of caramel sweetness with hints of vanilla, oak and dark fruits. Full body, minimal carbonation, silky mouthfeel and a slightly boozy finish. Definitely a big boy beer, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxodom (39) - - JAN 8, 2015
bottle. thick pour, almost no head, smells of soy sauce and coffee. overall very good although getting a little too pricey to justify the cost.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IvoR (82) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Very bold and flavorful brew. One of the best bourbon aged brews around. I only wished it wasnít this heavy on alcohol, which would have made it a lot more drinkable. Great flavor and aroma, though.

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