It was not easy. Bramble aims for a balance of tart berry and spicy rye flavors, but slightly misses. Some acidity cuts through those jammy fruit notes, with a hint of wine-like tannins at the finish, but the mixture of stout, rye, and fruit struck us as slightly off-balance.
First released in , then , and now in , Vanilla was the most polarizing among tasters. Whole-bean Madagascar vanilla contributes a strong flavor, which somewhat overpowers the other notes of marshmallow, fruit, and leather. Rich layers of malt, toffee, and caramel flavors play on the aroma and palate. Acidic with a brown sugar and cinnamon finish, Coffee Barleywine is pleasurable in both a sophisticated and guilty-pleasure way, like sneaking sugar into your espresso.
Dreamed up by Goose Island quality assurance analyst Paul Lievens and brewer Oscar Sanchez, Midnight Orange aims to translate the flavor of orange chocolate candy and a Mexican orange mocha into Bourbon County Stout — and totally nails it. The aroma is all candied orange, thanks to sweet Navelina orange peel just zest, no juice, no pith, Lievens says , followed by bright chocolate flavors from African cocoa nibs.
Reserve drinks more like a dram than a dessert stout. Aged in 12 year-old Elijah Craig Barrel Proof casks, this gem boasts more oak, cherry liqueur, and whiskey flavor than the original Bourbon County stout, with complex bourbon notes as well. What sets it apart most of all is its body, viscous and slick with an oily finish that sticks to the glass. A favorite of many tasters, Reserve impresses with its refined complexity. The original BCBS lives up to its hype.
Memphis Rockford. The northern boundary of the county is three miles north of the 38th parallel of north latitude. By the "Bogus Laws," its limits were defined as follows: beginning at the southeast corner of Linn County, thence south thirty miles; thence west twenty-four miles; thence north thirty miles; thence east twenty-four miles to the place of beginning. Within these limits were contained square miles or , acres. On February 3, , an act was approved which fixed the boundaries as follows: "Beginning at the southeast corner of Linn County; thence south on the east line of the State of Kansas to the southeast corner of Section 24, Township 27, Range 25; thence west to the southwest corner of Section 23, township 27, Range 21; thence North to the southwest corner of Linn County; thence east to the place of beginning.
The county was named Bourbon, after Bourbon County, Ky. This latter county was organized, with eight others in , by the Virginia Legislature, before Kentucky became a State, and named in honor of the Bourbon family of France, a prince of which family was at that time on the throne, and who had rendered valuable aid in men and money to the American colonies in their struggle for independence. The general surface of the county is undulating, the highest hills being situated in the northwest part and being about feet above the level of the Marmaton.
The bottom lands average about one mile in width, and comprise seventeen per cent of the area of the county, the upland comprising eighty-three per cent. The native forests comprise ten per cent of the area; open prairie ninety-per cent. The timber belts average one-half mile in width, and contain, as principal varieties, hackberry, hickory, oak, pecan, and walnut.
But little attention has as yet been paid to forestry, but the disposition to plant trees is being manifested.
The varieties planted are the ash, catalpa, cottonwood, elm, hickory, hard and soft maple, poplar, walnut, and willow, all of which do well. Bourbon is also an excellent county for the different varieties of grasses. The soil is deep and fertile, and is underlaid by limestone and sandstone at various depths all over the county. Fire clay abounds and pottery clay is occcasionally found, also hydraulic cement, yellow ocher and other mineral paints, which however exist only in limited quantities.
An extensive quarry of fine flagging stone is found about five miles west of Fort Scott.
This stone exists in layers from two to five inches in thickness, is known as the Fort Scott stone, and is shipped in all directions and as far eastward as St. Two qualities of bituminous coal are found, a red quality and a black or gas coal. The most of the county is probably underlaid at depths varying from one to fifty feet, and in veins from one to five feet in thickness. One and a half miles up the Marmaton from Fort Scott is a natural gas well from which escapes about 2, cubic feet of gas per day. The well was bored in , and a company formed with the view of supplying Fort Scott with gas from this well, but in reaming out the well, the reamer was broken in the well either by accident or design, and the larger portion of the flow cut off.
The principal streams are the little Osage and the Marmaton. The former flows from west to east near the northern boundary of the county, and has numerous small tributaries from either side, and the main one being Limestone Creek, in the northwestern part of the county, flowing northeasterly. The Marmaton flows from the west to east through the central portions of the county, and has numerous tributaries--the main ones from the north being Turkey and Mill Creeks, and from the south Yellow Paint Creek. Pawnee Creek is a tributary of Yellow Paint and flows north. Dry Wood Creek is in the southeastern part of the county, flows eastward, and has as branches Walnut and Richland Creeks.
Numerous springs are found and good well water at a depth of from ten to forty feet.
In the year , a plan for the defense of the Western frontier was proposed by Charles Gratiot, and published by the Secretary of War. Fort Scott was recommended as a military post. In , Capt. Benjamin Moore of the First Dragoons, and Dr. Mott, Assistant Surgeon U. This commission was ordered West by Gen. Zachariah Taylor, from Fort Wayne, I. John Hamilton and nineteen men, leaving there April 1, They at first selected a suitable place at the mouth of Shoal Creek, on Spring River, fifty-five miles south of Fort Scott. Proceeding northwestward, they at length arrived at the Marmaton, in Missouri, and camped near the farm of Col.
The next morning in company with Col. Douglas and Squire Redfield, they visited the present site of Fort Scott. Being satisfied with the location, and the land belonging to the Government, they decided to locate there. John Hamilton with his party was left in charge, and immediately proceeded to erect temporary quarters for his command. This was on the 9th of April, These temporary quarters consisted of a one-story log building, daubed with mud, and without a floor.
Moore returned on the 10th of June, with two companies of the First Dragoons, assumed and held command until the arrival of Maj. William M.
Graham, who arrived with two companies of the Sixth United States Infantry, when the latter took command, with Capt. Swords for quartermaster, Rev. Clarkson, Chaplain, and John A.
Bugg, sutler. Bugg was also Postmaster, and so remained until , when he was succeeded by Col.
Within a year from the establishment of the post, its name was changed from Camp Scott to Fort Scott.