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RATINGS: 2377   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (620) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma - packed full of alcohol, roast, dark fruit, caramelized sugar. Appearance - * on draft *; very dark black/brown body; tan head but from tap it never really had a head at all ~ that greatly affected my notes Taste - itís super complex - roast, caramelized sugar, fig, prunes, raisins, dates, abundant alcohol, coffee - there is a lot going on here Palate - body is full, texture is thick/slick/creamy all at once - chewy even; carbonation is soft; the finish is packed with alcohol. This is a big, big beer. Not for beginners at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. 2012. Huge toffee, dark fruit aroma - massive - puddingy sweet dark fruit, figs, prunes... Fullish body, medium carbonation. Big, stupid beer... lots of booze, lots of soy, sticky dark fruit... Puddingy. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (53) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Amazing bourbon flavor here but super smooth and balanced. Overall excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle, thnx for timfoolery for sending me this! VIntage 2012. I was really looking forward to this beer and actually refused several small samples before because I wanted to rate an entire bottle for myself.. Greedy me. And what better way to rate this as rating #2000. Anywayzz.. It pours liquid blackness out of the bottle with a very thin, brownish head on top. Aroma is bourbon all over, with touces of burnt malts, vanilla, booze, molasses and licorice. Absolutely amazing. First sip is simply astonishing. Full, very thick mouthfeel and exploding flavors. Very sweet and sugary to start off with, loads of barrel characters and slight boozyness. There is some vanilla presence in there for sure. The alcohol is defintely present in a long lasting, light burning sweet aftertaste. Really need a knife and a fork for this beer, amazing. A great sipper, very thick and creamy. This is how a barrel aged imperial stout should be. Amazing stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skullgeorge (25) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 19, 2014
bottle at the Hoppy Pub - Pours really black with a dark brown head that leaves thin laces on my glass. Perfect bourbon aroma, vanilla, oak wood and coffee. Full body with low carbonation. Silky mouthfeel with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood but most of all perfect bourbon. Lasting aftertaste that dries my mouth. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. This was 2012 batch with 15%abv. Kept my 2 last bottles for aging...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (889) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. From notes back when this stuff was on the shelf with an ugly label. Pours a deep jet black with slight tan head. Aroma is boozy chocolate with some toffee and slight unroasted coffee. Taste is a thick chocolate milk shake with a burnt finish. Great stuff when this was easily obtained and consumed in a graveyard watching old movies. #cinespia 2007

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at GTWM 2013. Pitch black body. Brown-beige head. Massive, sweet, sticky. I donít get many defining traits between this and the original. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 11/15/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Numerous drafts at Dexters. Opaque black with a thin, oily, brown head. Big boozy aroma. Rich chocolate bourbon tones, not much hop character to speak of. Oaky vanilla with a harsh alcohol note. Mellows as it sits, but this is a beast of an Imperial Stout no matter how you slice it. Oak, vanilla, coffee, booze, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sweet trade extra. Pours nearly black with thick lasting brown head. Scent is booze, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and coffee. Sweet up front that drops into an earthy bite. Thick like a milkshake with great liveliness. Bottle - Received as Extra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcclainc50 (135) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin head. Aroma of bourbon, malt and alcohol. Tastes like heaven in a bottle, notes of chocolate, coconut and malts. Absolutely fantastic beer, smooth mouthfeel and no alcohol burn, even at nearly 15% abv. I would drink this every day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (127) - - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Very dark pour, light brown head. The bourbon is very apparent in both nose and taste. Undertones of malt. Sweet finish. Full body. Soft carbonation.

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