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RATINGS: 2649   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
"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

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 seperates 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffbigD (119) - - APR 7, 2015
Pours straight black no head or carb. Nice blend of coffee and dark molasses. Overall great coffee stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Wow!! Huge beer, crazy. 2014 bottle from farmhouse.. Pours jet black limited head and no lacing. Nose huge bourbon and sweet syrup. Flavours massive vanilla and bourbon molasses and dark fruit. Taste massive sweet big bitter. Big thick body med carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (694) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Must have had 2013 back then. Just updating this app. I recall enjoying it a lot and thinking the bourbon was balanced well. It didn’t over power anything.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaunmaloney (42) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
Another year another win. Best beer of the year. Hints of coffee, chocolate, and good days ahead. Well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
[2013] 355ml bottle. Pitch black with a thin ring of brown foam. Flavors are roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, smoke, oak and bourbon. Pleasant alcohol warmth, but never too boozy. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Year old bottle. Pours black with a dark tan rim. Aroma is dense with fruit and malt: sweet fig, date, raisin, some fruity esters, bourbon, caramel, toffee, tobacco, oak, a hint of smoke, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is sweet, raisin, fig, more dried fruits, alcohol, toffee, toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and a bit of smoke/roast. Syrupy thick, full body, lingering sweetness, boozy afterburn. Rich, delicious, perhaps a bit too hot even after a year. Definitely a "dessert beer".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Flaska från SB, 2012 vintage, 15 abv. riktigt stor och kraftig IS där inte bourbonlagring tillåts ta över eftersom grundölet är så kraftigt. Aningen tjära, men annars mest söta smaker av russin, melass, vanilj, bourbon, choklad och fudge. En hel del värmande alkohol men inte alls spritig. Riktigt gott, men kanske inte lika sensationell som när den kom 2002.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2247) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, vanilj, farinsocker, mandelmassa, marsipan, russin, karamell, bourbon. Stor sötma, rund, oljig, kraftfull, fruktig med fin beska. Riktigt gott!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 26, 2015
This is a sipping beer. Six ounce pour of the 2012 vintage. Very sweet. Alcohol flavor. I taste the vanilla and oak. Outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (2187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
the older BCBS are much smoother and sweeter. strong sweet bourbon flavor with a roasted malt backbone. no bite in this bad boy even at 15% alcohol. pours black with no head. smells of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. one of the best stouts i have ever had.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2013 Total Score: 4.4
This is actually the baudoinia from goose island. Really strong 15% alcohol and has a sweet finish. Pours black and smells chocolately. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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