RATINGS: 2759   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
"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 it’s a great cigar beer, but I haven’t yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBU’s 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% & 13.8% abv

Editor’s 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. It’s essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.

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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.

oteyj (2138) - 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- it’s truly on its very own level.

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.

bigtaster (1025) - 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!

War4soccer (114) - , 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

GreggG (20) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle dated November 28, 2008. A strong bourbon aroma blasts from the bottle as soon as the cap is popped. Behind the bourbon are hints of chocolate, oak, vanilla, and alcohol (it is 13% ABV, after all). The appearance is jet black with a creamy brown head and very little carbonation. No light is able to penetrate the beer, even around the rim. The flavor of the bourbon is most prominent, followed by chocolate, molasses, smoke, vanilla, and oak. Some heat from the high ABV is evident as the beer flows down the throat. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy and coats the inside of the cheeks - delicious! I am amazed at the intensity of the bourbon flavors that are achieved after only 100 days in the barrel. This is a fantastic beer - I wish I’d picked up a few more for the cellar.

tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Very dark black. Creamy Head. Smells of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and caramel. You can tell its 13%

garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to Sprinkle Color was pitch black. smell was of course bourbon, chocolate and molasses. Thick mouthfeel with alcohol burning sensation. Very nice on a cold day indeed.

jahmokie (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
the color is black with hints of chocolate brown. the nose is that of subtle smoke, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, and toasted nuts. the palate has tons of chocolate malt, thick mouthfeel, and some residual alcohol burn. a delicious example of an aged, flavored imperial stout which will only improve with age.

blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
bottle poured a super black color with a thin wisp of brown head and a still appearance. aroma is hearty, molasses, brown sugar, burnt barrel, rich bourbon, vanilla, and toasted coconut. mouth feel is super thick and the carbonation fairly low. the flavor is initially crushing with some undeniable alcohol heat. then emerges thick chocolate malt, lots of sweetness, charred barrel, bourbon burn, and some bitterness. perfect setting sitting back sipping this by the fire watching the snow pile up outside.

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