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RATINGS: 2445   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 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

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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
Flaske, 355 ml. Årgang 2012. Knaldsort med en rødlig kant og et skum, der står stolt i 5 sek og så flader ud. Det gør smagen heldigvis ikke. Masser af bourbon, vanilie (på den ikke-klamme måde!!!), vådt træ- Også en ret tydelig note af alkohol/booze/procenter. Meget fyldig, sødlig mere end sød, klistret, ret indladende i munden, med masser af vanilie og bozze. Og nedenunder nogle bløde choko-noter. Fylder munden helt ud. Lang eftersmag. Heftig og blid på en og samme tid. I den grad en øl til de sene timer og komplementation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whitehotg8 (49) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
I have had an entire 4-pack since the 2013 release. The pour into the snifter is just as exciting as the first time I tried it. Deep abyss black with the signature dark khaki head that fades into a beautiful ring. The aroma is incredible; sweet with burnt sugars, oak, vanilla, chocolate and cocoa. Upon taste it is toasty and sweet with bourbon all over it. Cocoa, coffee tones and bitterness are rounded out immediately by the sweet sugars and vanilla. This beer changed the way I perceive beer in general, try it and it will change you too. Thank you Goose Island!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Poured at GI 26th anniversary 2013 batch. Poured black tan head minimal. Aroma of bourbon vanilla complex. Light carb thick bod. Tingles on tongue with nice bourbon oak vanilla choc flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (396) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
from: 2012 duft: stor dyft af bourbon fade, ege, sødme. kakao. smag: meget meget sød. en smule brædt malt som bliver pakket ind i den store sødme, kaffe. kakao. en varm eftersmag. en smule salt, en super god øl hvis man elsker mørker meget søde øl :D

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (318) - USA - MAY 11, 2014
Love sharing this beer with friends. Good bourbon, roasted malt, coffee balance. "almost" too syrupy, but awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle -2012 Edition - pours pitch with a nice big bourbon alcohol aroma, malty. This is very drinkable, mellowed with aging, seriously good stuff. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3395) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from unknown vendor. 2012 edition. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Big bourbon on the noses it’s a waft alcohol that lingers a it. The bourbon’s mellowed on the tongue. Has a. Bit of alcohol on the tongue but is quite quaffable. This is really dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
Fantastic beer. Sour and tart Stout with sweet chocolate and bourbon flavours. The beer is almost oily in texture, with a jet black tar look to it. You just want to sip and smell it for hours. The 15% ABV is well woven into the rest of the experience, although it gently tickles your nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2013 bottle thanks to Eddie. Pours a syrupy, deep brown (bordering on black) body with no discernible head. Sweet bourbon is on the nose with plenty of vanilla and rich roasted notes. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon wash through on the first sip and a little black licorice is also there. Thick, viscous body with low carbonation. Very sweet up front with a mildly bitter, roasty finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2184) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Wow, what a beer and this is only the ’normal’ version. Delicious taste of roasted malt and the Bourbon vanilla. Such a diverse and tasty beer.

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