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RATINGS: 2827   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gchavez (1) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2016 does not count
Opened a 2013 bottle for Christmas with an old friend. Boy did it age nicely. The flavor was enhanced with age. Im glad I have 7 bottles left.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (357) - - DEC 27, 2016
Realizing there is a lot of hype around this beer, it is still a great beer. Aromas of booze, vanilla, raisins, must. Back pour, brown head. Fudge, dried plums, raisins, vsnilla, bourbon. Oily on the palate, warm finish. A must have every year.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle shared at mikkeller bar in Copenhagen. All this bourbon stuff make me crazy, love.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergaard (327) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2016
Wonderfull. Rye bread, licorice, dried fruit, figs, syrup, honey, booze and a ton of bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenYeti (11) - Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Strong bourbon flavor but not overpowering. Pours dark black with no head. This honestly is a highly overrated beer and there are numerous other BBA stouts that are equal or superior.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pintofjoe29 (23) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Pint bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a one finger copper head that quickly vanishes. Big, BIG aromas coming from the glass. I can basically smell this thing from across the room. Vanilla, bourbon, custard, soy sauce, and booze on the nose. Taste is rich bourbon, buttery caramel, and vanilla, with a subtle smokiness. Suprisingly supple mouthfeel for a brew that is so big. Outstanding. I was genuinely upset when I finished this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drlb81 (26) - HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2016
aroma is intense and sweet fine bourbon vanilla, taste is full of subtle bourbon flavors but even more chocolate and vanilla, very sweet , still not too much, very balanced, aftertaste is like a vanilla or cottage cheese pie dessert with long lasting alcohol heat , which is otherwise very well integrated in the profile. This was a 13.7% ABV from sept/2015, the best bottle I had so far.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scotty001 (559) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured a viscous very dark brown with a minimal, rapidly disappearing tan head. Aroma of coffee, mild dark chocolate and roasted malt. Full. smooth body, flavour of sweet vanilla smooth milk chocolate and sweet alcoholic goodness. Very sweet alcohol end. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sudz4Dayz (89) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
2016 bottle purchased at Fort Point Market in South Boston, MA. Pours jet black, smooth, cappuccino head with small frothy bubbles. Dissipates very quickly. Smells like burnt wood, vanilla, roastiness with bourbon sweetness and booze as well. Love it. Nice roasty flavor, smooth vanilla. Those come first and are quickly replaced by ample, everlasting dark chocolate flavor. Sweet bourbon barrel throughout and slight charred wood. Not the thickest mouthfeel but I wouldnt say light either. Medium. Overall not all too complex, balance is ok. The flavor is great and it definitely saves this one from being mediocre. In terms of overall quality its definitely missing balance, a little complexity and a little on the mouthfeel. Delicious nonetheless. I enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4516) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle dated 29 August 2014 served in a Belgian snifter. Removing the cap indicated a secure seal, but this has very little carbonation. This is not ideal for the appearance, but the low carbonation seems about right for the smooth, full, high ABV body. Boozy and woody aroma with dark roasted grains and molasses. Sweet bourbon dominates the rich flavor. Moderately woody with faint vanilla and coffee in the finish. Mild bourbon barrels and dark bread in the aftertaste.


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