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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with a different coffee from our friends next door each year. With the change in coffee comes a change in the flavor profile, making each release truly unique from the previous years.

- First bottle release seen in Spring 2010 as "Bourbon County Coffee Stout".
- Also available previous years at the brewpub as "Black Cat Bourbon County Stout"

2010 Bottling: Intelligentsia Black Cat
2010 Draft: Intelligentsia Bosque Lya
2011 Draft: Intelligentsia Honey Badger
2011 Draft: Intelligentsia Edelweiss
2011 Bottling: Intelligentsia Anjilanaka
2012 Bottling: Intelligentsia La Tortuga
2013 Draft: Intelligentsia El Diablo
2013 Draft: Kangocho Kenyan Coffee
2013 Draft: Fazenda Brazilian Coffee
2013 Bottling: Intelligentsia Los Inmortales
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (2050) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 19, 2016
Draft 0.15l at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.Version 2014.Taste with Zlotta.19.03.2016.Pour it dark color with thick small white head.Aroma smooth dark chocolate,some coffee beans but moslty chocolate amazing aroma,Taste perfectly balanced of bourbon barrels,leather,roasted coffee,dark chocolate,bittery like chocolate finish.After taste coffee really nice smooth texture and balanced.Maybe even better than try regular in Pozarevac last time we will see now for 2015 regular Bourbon county.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4538) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
(Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 13.4%. Vintage 2013 Pitch black colour on the body, small and thin brown head on top, average to low retention. Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol, nice coffee notes, chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, not as much coffee as the aroma suggested, alcohol, vanilla. Thick body, nicely carbonated. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Healthy Spirits SF, bought in February 2015. Black with no head. Sweet with coffee, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and some hints of bourbon. Nicely balanced and with a long finish. A tasty one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
@ Eddan 16-2-6: Doften stor och tydlig av hasselnöt. Smaken är söt med tydlig nougat. Riktigt gott.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Aroma is of cracked coffee beans and some dried fruit. Lighter bodied than some of the other BCS variants. Boozy, oaky, coffee, smoky, outstanding. Dryer finish than some of the variants as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 At home, another bottle from Maakun. I feel 0.1 more enthusiastic!

Tasting thuis, fles van Maakun! Thanks dude! Daar staat-ie dan! Hallemeloeja lekkere koffieboterkoek! Lekkere zachte olievette brei met hele fijne notige koffiesmaakjes. Marsepein en pecannotenbrood en appelstroop. Backlog from 2015/11/05.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2015 version on tap at FS FW post-Nutcracker. Amazing. Heavy on the coffee, which is why I love it. Aroma is of dates, prunes, nuts, and coffee. ABV (13.4%) is quite masked by the coffee and mouthfeel is very balanced, yet crazy smooth. Reminds me of the Amavida coffee (from St. Andrews) that they serve at church each Sunday. Outstanding, especially on this cold, rainy night. Makes me a bit peckish for more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1727) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12oz bottle of 2014. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carbonation. Coffee is strong and over powers a little.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoot8726 (82) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2012 vintage, cellared for 3 years. Huge bourbon and coffee on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Big coffee taste with vanilla and bourbon and some smokiness. Time has really mellowed the sweetness! World class beer, one of the best I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbgrayson (703) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2014 vintage, 12.6% abv. Aged in my basement for one year. Pours jet black, with very little tan head. Aroma is amazing: rich dark coffee, malts, and dark fruits. Taste is amazing: complex, lots of coffee on top of an excellent bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. The alcohol kick is there in the background. This is one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Thumbs WAY up!


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