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RATINGS: 2863   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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
2016 - 13.9% 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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pilsnerrogge (2923) - Finspng, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2009
2008 bottle:
Pours black with a small head. Complex aroma of toffee, vanilla, bourbon and some smoke. Sweet and thick mouth feel. flavour is bourbon, toffee and liquorice. Long warming finish where the alcohol flavour shows up, but in a positive way. Usually I dont like bourbon, but this is a wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (4021) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2007 Bottle. Pours an oil black with a small brown head and some slight lacing. Aroma is burnt oatmeal, bourbon, smoke, coffee grounds and prunes. Taste starts with tamari soy, coffee and finshes with dry cocoa powder and some alcohol warmth. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle at the Rake, 7th March 2009. Dark brown, close to black. Smooth, creamy palate, very full bodied. Huge amounts of bourbon on the nose and very apparent alcohol giving the malts a kicking in the body. I couldnt decide if it was awful or great really, it just felt like too much at that point in the night.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
I loved this one, I think that 12 oz. might even be too much. The nose is all bourbon, and the taste is mostly oaky and earthy, with a little bit of heat on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours very heavy and black with a small dark reddish brown head that disappears quickly. This is serious stuff. Aroma is of sweet milk chocolate, bourbon and cookie dough. The taste is ultra complex and rich. Chocolate, bourbon, dark fruity notes like raisins, prunes and plum, also some subdued burnt wood. The alcohol is the thing with this beer. It tastes and goes down almost like hard liquor. Super good and tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3/6/09 From 2008 bottle. Aroma is inncredibly rich, with dark fruit skins(plums), molasses and tobacco. Appearance is black with a very low brown head. Flavor is just as rich, with big sweet molasses, moderate earthy bittering and an alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied, syrupy, slightly warm, with almost no carb texture. Overall, a very big cool beer with about as much complexity as you can find.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Pours like filthy motor oil and zero head. Dark and foreboding. Bourbon punishes my nostrils before the initial sniff. Dark fruit abounds with huge roasty notes and a bourbon kick. Wood, roast, and manliness can best describe this robust specimen. Flavor is vanilla, copious roast, dark fruit sweetness and bourbon balance. Hard to ascribe a nomenclature to this incredible fashioned delicatessen. Palate is as thick as can be- lingering, thick, heavy, silky, and expertly balanced. Dear Christ this brew is good- its truly on its very own level.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
pours a flat out motor oil with no head whatsoever. Aroma is heavy with alcohol, bourbon, fig, raisin, vanilla, caramel- exquisite. Flavor is unbelievable- starts with heavy cream and caramel notes, then the sticky sweet dark fruit notes come through, with an incredible finish of wood, cream, vanilla, and cane sugar. Phenomenal palate, a candy of a beer, incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster (965) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours tar black with no head, some dark brown hues. Nose is tremendous with burst of malty fruit, raisin, also hint of some tongue bruising hops. Most notable is the immediate smoothness that is uncommon in a beer on this size. The hit of sweet malt brings molasses, and dark chocolate to the forefront, as the sip finishes a tingling covers the palate. As the malty sweetness slowly melts off the tongue the bitterness becomes more prevalent in the elongated finish. Wonderful!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Very Strong beer, slip this or share.. Very different then most stouts.. Bourbon is strong and solid throughout!..good beer


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