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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (1074) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
(4-pack bottle). Aroma features oak, bourbon and alcohol. Absolutely intense flavors of malt with bourbon sweetness and warming alcohol. Silky palate. A winter malt-cocktail sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MikeBibere (25) - GREECE - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle 2012. (Bottling 09/26/12) Pours motor oil black in the glass with thin bieige head. Amazing aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood and a hint of alcohol. Full body with low carbonation and oily texture.Taste of bourbon, booze, chocolate and wood. Ive had 2x2014 and a bottle of 2015 last year. This one blows them away.No signs of oxidation because of the ageing. Amazing World class beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1868) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2017
On tap at World Of Beer. Such a big beer, the ABV is well hidden and with so many big flavours this is a real winter warmer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadski (101) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle pour with virtually no head. Sharp aroma of dark chocolate. The taste is amazing with a large amount of vanilla sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
500ml bottle at Ilyas. Vintage 2015 (30-Sep-2015). Pours an almost black with a weak brown head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, lots of nuts, leather, molasses. Taste is very sweet, pretty similar to aroma with chocolate notes. Too sweet, not very much of bourbon character (middle level), but, of course, very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (485) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured from tap at a tasting a black with mocha head. Aroma was deeply roasted malt, not overwhelming Bourbon, licorice, vanilla. Taste was bourbon, roasted malt, licorice, fig and dark fruit. Finish was an oaky vanilla and Bourbon. Not boozy at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfisherman (11) - mount laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Jan 1 doing 365 beers in a year! Beer 1, 364 to go! 16oz pour at Otts Medford Deep black with thin tan head Bourbon and oak smell Wonderful mix of bourbon and roasted malt taste! Follow all my picks on FB Mark Dashner Twitter @rastadash For more detailed accounts!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomekboniek (571) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 Butelka. Edycja 2015. Na całe szczęście niezakażone. Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, Piany brak. Aromat zdominowany przez bourbon, mokre drewno, wanilię. Pod powyższymi ukryte ciemne owoce, oraz masa gorzkiej czekolady, pralin. Aromat wspaniały. W smaku bourbon, gorzka czekolada, wanilia, ciemne owoce. Dają o sobie znak jeżyny. Konsystencja likierowa, lepka, gęsta. Wysycenie i goryczka średnia. Podsumowując należy przyznać, że jest to wspaniałe piwo, kompletne, przesycone bourbonem i wanilią. Alkohol doskonale wkomponowany w całość. Daje o sobie znak dopiero po ogrzaniu trunku do temperatury pokojowej w postaci lekkiego grzania w przełyk. Posmak pozostaje w ustach na długo w postaci czekoladowych pralin i oczywiście bourbonu. Zacne piwo. Przyjemności dodaje pojemność, ktrą warto delektować się jak najdłużej. Zacny trunek na rozpoczęcie nowego roku!
PS. Chodzi mi po głowie niedawno degustowany BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee. Wrcę do niego i czuje, że dokonam edycji oceny :)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (750) - HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 2013-as verzi. Az v utols sreknt jobbat nem is kvnhatnk, egy Bourbon County levadszsa ugyanis innen Magyarorszgrl egy fehr oroszln foglyul ejtshez hasonl egyszerűsggel br, tbbek kztt ezrt tartottam klnsen nagy becsben a tavalyi vben beszerzett palackot. Olajos, jfekete teste egy gondolatnyi hablepellel br csupn, mely hamar elillan, nemgy illatai, a fahordk dongi kz ivdott vanlis, kkuszos aromk, kekszes, marcipnos foszlnyokkal krllelve. Maltaszirupos kortyai ppoly vanlisak, mint aromi, s nemklnben olajosak, brsonyosak, kenhetőek, valalamely alkoholos desszert tltelkeknt szolglhatnnak, ha ltezne olyasfle frfias karakterű cukrszati remekmű, amely mlt otthona lehetne a mennyei tartalomnak. Ez valban a legek itala, klnleges alkalmak imperial stout-ja, a tonns sly kkuszos csokolds, kvs, vanlis bourbon-jegyek fesztivlja, utnozhatatlan tekintly, felsőbbrendűsg megnyilvnulsa. Varzslatos zrsa az vnek.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brettclement (10) - - DEC 29, 2016
Hell yeah, i cannot wait for this drink every year. great barrell taste great price

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fujimo2000 (131) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours oily black, no carbonation. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Mouthfeel is very thick, like drinking liquid fudge. A pretty hefty bourbon taste on the back.


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