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RATINGS: 2802   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7925) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle as Bourbon County Brand Stout. Pitch black body with a creamy longlasting light brown head. Lots of bourbon in aroma with roasted malt in front. Notes of oak, vanilla, prunes, tobacco and caramel. Smooth and creamy body. Wow. The bourbon is absolutely in front in flavour with a definate alcoholic kick. then comes the sweet roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Great complex brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours a slick black with a tight tan head. Sweet, whiskey aroma with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Loads of flavor in this one. Flavors of chocolate, cherries, coffee, oak and bourbon. Alcohol is noticeable, but this beer is great. Savor it

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2009
pours a thick oily opaque brown, thin but very dark head. roasty yeasty aroma, with coffee, vanilla, and oak. definitely chocolate covered cherries in there. flavor is brandy soaked chocolate cherries. very thick and syrupy, this is just amazing. as it warms there is more wood and alcohol, especially in the aroma.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottled (10/08/08) wow almost held onto it a year. Poured thick black with a thin tan head. Aroma is toasted oak, vanilla, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is intense with many layers of toasted oak, vanilla, sweet creamy malt, currant, caramel, coffee and a smooth bourbon whisky note. The palate is sticky with most of the sweetness upfront and drying out to a slight bitterness in the end. The bourbon flavor intensifies as the beer warms. Wow, yummy, this was a great beer and at 13ABV one is enough, but if I had two, Id crack that one also.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 Pours like 40 Weight, black as night, incredibly syrupy, and dense, lots of semi-sweet chocolate, BOURBON, rum, pecan praline, dried figs, dates, raisins, currant, and a touch of prune, extremely sweet, but never cloying, and dried out a bit by a welcome touch of coffee bitterness in the endless finish. Overall, very portlike...my new all-time favorite Impy!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 250509. Black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and wood. Flavor is cane sugar sweet with notes of port, chocolate, dried fruit and much alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Small light bubbly brown head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Thick black color with a reddish glow. Aroma was heavy vinous notes of wood, vanilla, liquorish, roasted malt, dried fruit, almost Port Wine like, chocolate and some mild bitter notes. Very full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick heavy filling alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with some counter bitterness. Lingering vinous dried fruity and English liquorish finish. Wow what an Imp. Stout.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours a thick, syrupy, opaque black with a very thin dark tan head. Extremely malty aroma, very sweet, and with a slight bit of alcohol - not so promising. The flavor, on the other hand is complex and impressive. Chocolate, nut, and coffee come through strong, with underlying, subtle hints of the bourbon barrel. A slightly sour, acidic finish. I came at this one with some skepticism, but was won over with the first sip.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Thick viscous pour with a thin dark tan head sitting on top. Rich creamy bourbon aroma. Roasted malt notes and milky lactic acid. Fruity berries and spice as well. Chocolaty malt flavor with thick bourbon throughout. Bitter roasty stout comes through at the end with hints of coffee. Creamy with a bit of vanilla. Fantastic! Very smooth and easy to drink despite the high alcohol content.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Really nice beer. Second time Ive had it and I truly enjoy. Well balanced between bourbon and chocolate major notes. Some vanilla and coffee minor notes.


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