RATINGS: 2866   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
"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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1790) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2007
(2005 bottle) Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a touch of smoke arise from this glass after the pour. It pours a thick black with just a tiny ring of tan head around the edge of the glass. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, flavors of dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. Slight warming in the chest as this was swallowed. Truly an exceptional beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (233) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
(2016) Really nice and thick in the mouth. Great barrel (wood, vanilla and bourbon) aroma. Classic presence of alcohol in the throat. Worth the money.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapsel (289) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Rocznik 2016: Super beczka, wanilia, czekolada, gładkie, kremowe, świetne piwo z ukrytym alko. Rocznik 2014: Lekkie utlenienie, kakao, czekolada, fajne ciało, ciemne owoce, ta beczka schowana nie tak fajna jak w świeżej wersji i bardziej popiołowe, ale i tak klasa. Zdecydowanie im świeższe tym lepsze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
balloonbuffoon (210) - - MAY 27, 2017
12floz bottle 2012 vintage (BOD: 11.20.2012), paid about $20 for a four-pack at the time...Jet black in color with nary any head, such as it is BIG stout. Boozy bourbon and toffee aroma intimidates as much as it invites. Heavy on the palate meant for sipping with flavors of vanilla, toffee, hazelnut, and smooth roastedness imparted by the malts and bourbon barrel aging. This beer when Ive had it is superb year in and year out. It ranks right up there with the very best BA imperial stouts available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadGuide38 (4) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Lekkere stout, goede smaak. donkere smaak. Mooie fles. gedronken op een temperatuur van 7 graden

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
psydtamales (29) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 17, 2017
2015 bottle 13.7% "cellared" at room temp. Poured with a dark brown head that quickly faded. *Needs to warm up* Great chewy mouthfeel, great big aroma of boozy chocolate & brownies. First sips when colder were very woody/tannic but this has faded as it warms up. Still fairly boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyJ (5) - - MAY 6, 2017 does not count
First off if youve never had it and bought a bottle !!!!!STOP!! and put it in the cellar for a minimum of 12 months before you decide if the hype is real because it definitely is. Fresh draft this stout is an amazing treat but as it ages in a bottle it becomes a masterpiece thickening into a bourbon infused thick fudgy motor oil. Variants are good dinosaur barrels are cool but the OG that you let age for as many years as you could stand before you cracked it open is the real treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frudel (236) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle 2016. A black opaque liquid with almost no head. Nose is vanilla, caramel, woody notes and bourbon. Taste is booze, bourbon, caramel, small smoky notes, woody, medium sweetness. The perfect balance between, vanilla, sweetness and bourbon in mouth. Warmth alcohol feeling in the throat remembering us that its 13.9%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dzudohonor (70) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Przepiękny aromat bourbonowej beczki kokos i wanilia, pźniej praliny w czekoladzie, delikatna kawa, zapowiada, że będzie bardzo słodko i tak jest, oleista, gęsta, oblepiająca język faktura, daje smak pełen niuansw wanilii, kokosa, marcepanu, wiśniowych czekoladek bogato i intensywnie, ze świetnie ukrytym alkoholem, lekko rozgrzewającym w przełyku, dość szybko znika ze szkła. Dobre piwo na zwieńczenie majowego weekendu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2017
on tap vertical flight 13 thru 16 black pour thin tan head aroma of chocolate and booze taste of cherries wood chocolate and vanilla finish is booze definately felt the older was smoother than the newer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luty (102) - Swiebodzice, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
2015. Słodki Jezusie Pantokratorze. Piękny i bogaty zapach, we wszelkie pyszności i bogactwa takie jak pralinki, bombonierki, czekoladki zalane bourbonem, mleczna czekolada. Gładkie, oleiste, smukłe, gęste, pełne i seksowne ciało. Pełne od mlecznej czekolady, pralinek i bombonierek, czekoladek zalanych bourbonem i szlachetnym alkoholem, ciastem czekoladowym, następnie wchodzi kakaowa polewa i bounty oblane gorzka czekoladką :3 Tu jest naprawdę jak w fabryce Williego Wonki. Alkohol absolutnie niewyczuwalny, piękne, zmienia myślenie o piwach opisanych jako "bourbon barrel aged".

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