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RATINGS: 2432   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

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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 2013 vintage. Pitch black pour with a viscous, syrupy body. There is a slick, chewy feel to this beer with the bourbon notes hitting you from the outset. Great interplay between oak and vanilla with a hint of anise and smoked malt. Recently had a sample of a 2007 bottle. Wow. Aging BCBS is going to give you phenomenal results, with a mellowing and deepening of the flavor profile.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (425) - - APR 30, 2014
2009 vintage from bottle at Church Key. Pours a still black with sugary lacing. Aroma is bourbon and oak with notes of vanilla and char. Flavor is massive: cacao, oak, bourbon booze, vanilla. Lasting finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (2687) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. 2006 vintage. Pours oily pitch black with a small dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, roasted coconut, vanilla fudge, alcohol, leather, high quality dark chocolate, moist soil, alcohol, lemon zest, bourbon and hints of leather and lemon zest.†Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and tiny salty with roasted malts, sweet soy sauce, roasted coconuts, vanilla fudge, alcohol, high quality dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, leather, salty liquorice, orange zest and toffee. Mouthfeel is round, boozy, tiny tart and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and tiny sour with vanilla fudge, orange zest, high quality dark chocolate. Leather and lemon zest. Clearly oxidized and possibly past itís prime (havenít tried this fresh) but this is very good. 4.1

Re-rate! Several bottles of the 2012 vintage. Really bleeping good!4.4

Even more bottles sampled. Chocolate, vanilla and bourbon desert awesomeness. Last time we had this we paired it with raspberry cheesecake and it blew our mind. One of the best RIS out there! A great intense boozy desert-beer... 4.5

Re-rate! Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Monks Blend. This is a verision of the 2009 vintage BCBS where the entire barrel was acquired by Monks and was kept in the bourbon barrel till 2014 when it was bottled and released which means it was in the wood for almost 5 years. Bottled @ Monks Cafť Stockholm courtesy of "Calle" who I met at the bar. Pours oily pitch black with no head worth mentioning. Smell is intense with roasted malts, bourbon, high quality dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, shredded coconut, alcohol, raisins, prunes, charred wood, sweet liquorice candy, sherry, caramel, toffee, Schwarzwald cake, dark roast coffee, hazelnut paste, raisins, prunes, dates and hints of sherry and sweet Indonesian soy sauce. Taste is incredibly rich and complex, sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, raisins, bourbon, vanilla fudge, shredded coconut, caramel, chocolate cake, raisins in rum, prunes, creme brŻlťe, liquorice fudge, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, alcohol, sweet soy sauce and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, creamy, tiny boozy, rich and full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, rich dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, moist soil, charred wood, chocolate cake, hazelnut paste, creme brŻlťe, dark roast coffee, soil and hay. The impact of the barrel during the incredibly long aging time is incredible. Smell and taste is absolutely ridiculous. One of the best beers Iíve ever tried. Itís Kaggen good!!! 4.8!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 25, 2014
Hands down the thickest, richest, tastiest substance Iíve had the honor to ingest. Pours dark as night with a dense thing dark mocha head, loads of bourbon on the nose. Taste is sweet, loads of bourbon with vanilla notes, as it warms chocolate and oak and s a bit of smokyness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4170) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with small beige head.Aroma of Bourbon and Vanilla,sweet strong Warming alc,and hint of dark berries and earth.smooth and good full body feels oily and nice.But this beer is not over the moon good but still o.k.Happy to try this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 This is an unbelievable stout but if you like coffee in your stout then try the coffee. Best ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pours black like oil. Bourbon on the nose and a little cocoa. Bourbon on the palate, very hot when fresh, and after a year Iíve noticed that that the bourbon cools off. I think I prefer it fresh to aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnrider (5) - San Sebastian, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Wonderful beer, it makes everything else taste weak in comparison. Great mix of coffee and vanilla and the alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon with vanilla with a hint of chocolate. Taste is all bourbon with some vanilla and chocolate. Syrupy mouthfeel. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (615) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
On draught at freakin frog Las Vegas - pours pitch black with small tan head. Nose of bourbon, booze, malt. Very nice and soothing, warming beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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