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RATINGS: 2856   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Beautiful dark pour with little head. Very strong bourbon smell, almost to the point of questioning whether I had beer or whiskey in my glass. Has some spice to it, but the bourbon flavor dominates. This is probably best for beer lovers who also enjoy whiskey or whiskey lovers who also enjoy beer, but its probably a bit much if youre not a fan of both.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2009
Talk about powerful. I would have given this beer a higher rating, but it was influenced by personal taste. For the style it was done well. The bourbon flavor was a bit much though. Tons of roasted malt flavor with a chocolate sweetness. Finished strong, almost too strong. Tasted this one for an hour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Medium high but unfortunately quickly disappearing brown creamy head. Black, yes indeeed pitch black body. Smooth creamy choccolate coffee liquorice aroma. Wood bourbon coffee choccolate liquorice vanille hops flaovr. What more do you wnat ? Close to perfection. Higher creamier head, no sign of alcoho and maybe a bit of spicyness. That would be perfect. Alcohol is there alright - well I mean 13% - very well balanced. Low carbonation and a strong and long aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2009
Opaque black, light brown head that is thin and recedes to a thin layer. Aromas of dark rum, anise liquer, oak vanillins, and pudding. Palate is assaulted with chocolate pudding skin, perhaps a touch of butterscotch pudding, anise liqeur, and a heavy coconut character. Full body, viscous, and a little on the boozy side (but certainly not revealing of actual abv). Finish is almost unending, increadibly smooth & soft, with more anise & pudding flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
Achet Lombard au tat-unis dans ltat de lillinois au famous wine and spirits. Dgust avec Glandine et Agaguk dans un verre de maudite. Apparence noir intense avec presque ou pas de mousse qui jauni le verre au roulement. Armes de b-52, banane, coconut,fruits des champs et vin. Got de vanille, chocolat, bois, pin, chne, banane, alcool de goldshlager, un peu espresso. Au palais elle est vraiment paisse et pleine de got, elle me procure un de ses sentiments de plnitudes....................................

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle shared with Grand Genie. Black appearance with no head present. Aroma: soya, coconut, bownies, oaky, gooseberry, wine, vanilla, alcohol (B-52) and bananas. Flavor: soya, alcohol (gold shlager), chocolate, vanilla, pine, oak and esspersso. Palate: soft carbonation, very thick mouth feel, oily and a chalky finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2009
[Bottle] Pours black as death with a scant tan head that dissipates to a fine ring. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol, and chocolate. Flavor is super rich and is packed with chocolate, tons of bourbon and vanilla, some alcohol, smoke, and lots of sweet malt and a hint of saltiness. Theres also a touch of hops on the midpalate. Medium mouthfeel and very smooth. Alcohol really doesnt hit until the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
Bottle (33 cl). Pours a dark liquid with no foam. Smells of fudge and chocolate. Tastes of banana, chocolate, fudge, sweet and salt. Very nice! Most of the people at the testing really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (324) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 Two week wait while in transit from South Bay in San Diego. Well worth it. Pours black as night...like it was squeezed from a coal nugget. No head initially. I watched as a thin, shallow, mocha colored head rose from the depths of this dense elixir. Nose is enticing....heavy on the bourbon, I could smell from a foot away as I let it breath. Very sweet, roasted malt, semi-sweet morsels, vanilla, burnt espresso roast and fleeting moments of alcohol. Flavor is syrupy sweet, damn near cloying, but Ill overlook it. Strong, sweet bourbon mash flavor is heavy on the frontal assault, followed by brownie mix swirled with Hersheys syrup, roasted dark malts, vanilla and burnt wood. I would like to see more IBUs. There is some hop astringency on the finish but I would like to see it a little bit higher to combat the sweetness and/ or lower the malt content. Body is thick and enveloping. The brewers description is pretty much dead on. This is a serious mix of bourbon and Devils Food cake. There is no doubt this a damn fine brew. At this point though the sweetness has me a little concerned. I have one bottle left with a date of 10/16/08. I will continue to age this one to check its progression later. Re-rate in October.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
bottled, pours thick syrupy black with complete absence of any head, amazing dark fruit aroma with chocolate and sweet alcohol notes, EXTREMELY thick mouth feel, with roasted body and lingering sweetness (burnt/caramel like), wow.


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