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RATINGS: 2842   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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 its a great cigar beer, but I havent yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBUs 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

Editors 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. Its essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostbeer (187) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2017
2014 release consumed 2/26/2017. Pitch black with thin quickly dissipating khaki head. Fairly thick and oily. Huge delicious barrel character and a very long finish. Rich warming sensation. Getting some dried fruit and boozy character. Excited to retry this release in another year or two or maybe do a vertical tasting...well see.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (4035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Intense, rich, chocolate, sweet bourbon barrel, cacao, dark, toasted malts. Hazy, very, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More rich chocolate, sweet, dark, dried fruits, soft carbonation, full bodied, prunes, caramel, toffee, molasses in the finish. Absolutely stunning Impy, lives up to the hype, rich, well-balanced, complex, beautiful. Keg at CBR17, Shoreditch.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turboninja (685) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Tap@Vintner, NYC, USA. Batch 2013. Strong aroma with licorice and bourbon. Pitch black color with small light beige head. Strong, balanced and very stylish taste with pungent combination of licorice and bourbon. Some coffee and slightly roasted malts. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with licorice, malts and some bourbon. Strong, bit oily body and medium carbonation. Overall, nicely combines sweetness, roasted flavors and boozy twist of the bourbon. Could have slightly more malts, still world class.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
90 (227) - BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2017
Eerste indruk: Holy Fuck. De neus is een en al Bourbon. Vanille, chocolade, caramel en zoethout. Mondgevoel plakkerig en stroperig. Maar... na verloop van tijd en lichte opwarming van het glas, komt het zoethout te hard (naar mijn smaak) opzetten en wordt het mondgevoel te plakkerig. Het geheel overall t zoet.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MCShann (11) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Oh my word! This is a heavy, thick concoction! If bourbon barrel ages stouts are your thing, THIS is going to rock your world. Just short of motor oil, this stout pulls every bit of flavor from the barrel. And at 14% is is likely to kick you in the legs too!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1770) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 20, 2017
2015 edition consumes 2.2017 Opaque pour, tan foam. Aroma raisins, molasses. Tastes clean milky caramel. Some woodiness. Nice light carb. The abv is very smooth. Id think it was more like 9%. Respectable and good but I see little reason to try it twice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrewSensei4 (11) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malts, taste is amazing, huge bourbon, vanilla , oak and coffee, taste really hides the abv well! Not sure it gets much better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2050) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Good and a landmark beer. Smooth beer with a dark brown color and small. Hints of chocolate and toast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiery_1 (584) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Backlog Beer Rating
500ml bottle @ home. Bottled Oct 11, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown with a small brown head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits, with a slight vanilla note. Flavour is rich and smooth, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits. Full bodied and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DwarfeD (3184) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
500ml bottle shared at home (2015 edition). Pitch black with almost no head. Full body with low carbonation. Insanely well balanced sweet and bitter tones, very smooth moothfeel. Roasted malts, bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, subtle coffee and spices. Amazing!


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