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RATINGS: 2772   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
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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
2015 - 14.2% 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 separates the beers. Itís essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/23/2012. 12 oz (2012 vintage) bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a wondrously pitch black color. However, thereís hardly any head. Any vestiges of a tan-colored head fade quickly and leave almost no lacing. Really, weíve got to start talking about alcohol legs when we get to this gravity. And theyíre pretty impressive. S: Tons of bourbon, augmented by dark fruits and vanilla. Not much in the way of roasted malts; it pretty much hits on the sweeter aspects of a good imperial stout, rather than the more savory ones. Itís really not that boozy for 15%, either. Not the strongest aroma ever (due to the low carbonation), but incredibly evocative. T: Sweet? Yes. Boozy? Yes. The flavor I notice first are stewed plums, raisins, and figs - this has a hell of a dark fruit note to it. Ultimately, it will finish with its trademark bourbon character and vanilla-infused chocolate. A slight note of smokiness will appear after a while. Itís warm, yes, but given its gravity, the booze could be a lot worse. Basically, it has the hallmark character of a proper boozy beer - an alcohol character that blends with the flavor profile instead of clashing. This definitely bears a passing resemblance to FW Parabola, only with a lot more in the way of finesse and balance. The only thing missing is some complexity; thankfully, whatís there is very enjoyable to savor slowly. M: The finish is ultra syrupy, wet, and sweet. Very creamy in its palate texture, aided by the subtle (at best) carbonation. Some oak tannins come out in the late aftertaste in an attempt to dry the palate a little, but to no avail. This really is the type of beer that sits indolently on the tongue with massive, thick sweetness. You will NOT drink this quickly, so donít even dare - just veg over it for an hour or two and everything will be peachy keen. O: Well, what more can be said? Itís a big monster, but with enough deftness and sophistication to help give it a little extra ísomethingí. On the other hand, there is enough harshness to suggest this needs to lay down in the cellar for a bit. Regardless, this is something everyone should try at least once in their life.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Tap at Whole Foods, Omaha location. Poured black, lasting tan head. Aroma was bourbon, smoke, chocolate and vanilla. Taste was sweet bourbon, bitter chocolate, boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sudomorph (1079) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
2013 bottle. Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma has great, smooth notes of bourbon barrel, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, wood spice, molasses, and that slight tart fruit I get from barreled beers. Taste is balanced well and not too sweet. Dark chocolate, bourbon barrel, wood spice, caramel, dark fruits, and a smooth, bourbon filled, alcohol warmed ending. Full body with a medium-low carbonation. Syrupy but not cloying in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall a really big beer with lots going on. Iím sure Iíve missed things. Dark chocolate, roast, bourbon, toffee, caramel, wood spice, and faint alcohol. Delicious and nicely aged.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (1752) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Thanks to Werckmeister. Black body tan head. Aroma is cocoa fruits with wood and bourbon. Taste is coffee dark caramel burnt wood dried fruits. Aftertaste is nice some alcohol some burnt malts some caramel malts. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1663) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
500 ml bottle, bottled Sep 15.
Black body, with a small, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, coffee, some alcohol.
Taste follows this, with additional vanilla and more booze.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes boozy, but smooth, with cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, some liquorice, some dark fruits.

Tasty. Very well integrated bourbon notes, overall really smooth, except that the alcohol is a bit too present for my liking. Overall great stuff, but not among my favourite Imperial Stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2042) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 30, 2016
0,5l at home shared by 4 from trade with amazngwrldfood, big thanks. Vintage 2015. Bottled 22.09.2015. ABV 13.7%. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of vanilla, wood, bourbon, alcoholic, light dark fruits, raisins. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dark fruits, raisins, light vanilla, licorice, spices, wood, bourbon, some alcohol. finishes rather alcoholic with notes of spices, vanilla, licorice and some bourbon. good stuff, a bit alcoholic, but every nice.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
klm1 (872) - - JUL 23, 2016
vintage 2015, bottled on 8th november; 14,3% abv.: pours black oily color, clear, with foamy brown head, which immediately transforms to a ring around the glass. aroma: intense bourbon aroma, very gentle, not harsh presented and at the same time supported with roasted, dark malts aroma, which takes on espresso coffe, chocolate, chocolate cake, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, tobacco, port wine,...Flavor: Intense malt flavor, with notes of chocolate, espresso coffee, vanilla, molasses, hint of cinnamon, supported with gentle note of bourbon, vanilla, oak. finish is sticky dry, body is full texture soft, carbonation is low, alcohol note is gentle hidden, but evident. I would give it a score 5, but I got only one bottle of this imps. But for sure is f...goooooooood, Damn!!!!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Aroma chocolate, roasty, vanilla, woody, bourbon, Appearance black, minimal head, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, Overall this is one of the infected batches so itís hard for me to give a honest opinion. To me the taste is full flavor of barrel bourbon and booze. I canít tell if it is infected because this is the first time having it. Not getting any tart flavors. I think itís a really good stout that I would like to try uninfected. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle from 2012. Thanks chris! - Sweet bourbon and oak. The complexity from the bourbon comes through, big time! Chocolate syrup. Flavor has tons of vanilla, milk chocolate and coffee. Bourbon and more chocolate. This was hands down amazing. One of the best beers ive tried. Lives up to the hype!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (202) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle 0,355. 2012 edt. Vanilla, cocoa, raisins, alcohol is noticeable. Taste is alcohol, vanilla, coffee and a hint of chocolate. The alcohol is overwhelming, itís almost like drinking liquor. To much alcohol, otherwise quite good. Full body, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenderedBrewin (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
Great beer as always. Disappointed they produced so much in 2015. Hopefully their quality isn't going down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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