RATINGS: 2827   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 426   ABV: 14.2%
"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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   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2008 Bottle. Pours deep black with a small reddish head. Aroma of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, and tar. Flavor begins very sweet and creamy... ends with a nice lasting alcohol burn. As much as I hate bourbon, I love this beer. It is fantastic! I could sip on this all night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
Pit black. Heavy aroma of bourbon, alcohol and dried fruits. Full-bodied and thick with sweet notes of bourbon and vanilla combined with coffee and roasted malt. Way too much bourbon feel in this one for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DerWeg (1603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 Bourbon Barrel imparts toasted-coconut and caramel-corn buttery flavors. Truly deep rich velvety and subtle... THICK! Black as the hour of despair. Like a liqueur of coffee and cocoa with brash American oakwood, plus rich nutty dry finish, vanilla, and butterscotch. FEELS like a whiskey finish. HOT. Big beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (641) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
A- Pours a deep black hue with a brownish head. S- Huge smell. Fig, raisin, deep dark fruit, bourbon, brown sugar. T- The taste is sublime. Dark fruits and brown sugar as in the smell, a huge wave of bourbon and alcohol roll across the tongue. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This was quite possibly the best imperial stout ive ever tasted. Huge bourbon, but it didnt distract from the full body of the beer. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle courtesy of JRedmond. Awesome stout, seriously. I enjoyed this so much. Pours thick black, little to no head. Rich in everyway. Deep brutal punishment of molasses, malt, sharpie, alcohol, smoke. All the while its remarkably drinkable. .

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