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RATINGS: 763   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pw313 (3) - Macomb, MI, - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
idk what to say.....this beer lives up to the hype. definitely drink at room temp to get the full complexity and taste of this beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HeadyDE (478) - Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Bomber..from 2SP Newark..surprised by recent price drop on this..20 bucks..wow..couldn’t pass up chance to try this..served a bit cold but warmed up nicely..jet black pour..very little head as expected..aroma is like an amazing coffee infused bourbon treat with a shot of vanilla creaminess..quite memorable nose..mouthfeel is quite complex and full bodied with a richness..dominated by decadent coffee..chocolate..vanilla imperial stout goodness..just the right proportion of everything in play here..the bourbon and coffee play off each other nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed this and found it more complex and better than the regular BCS...awesome beer..upped the score after comparing this with draft kbs..this edged it out..deserving of higher score..

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (1478) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Great. Has the regular version. The coffee is nice. Had this at the Beer Geeks of Northwest Arkansas thanks to Ryan.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sjohnny (361) - - JAN 5, 2014
2013 Los Inmortales. Coffee, booze, toffee aroma. Pours black with almost no dark tan head that rapidly fizzles away. Candy toffee mocha sweetness balanced with a coffee/espresso bitterness and a nice boozy warm finish. So amazing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liam1020 (1) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
I can’t imagine a tastier beer. Great aroma with hints of bourbon and toffee. Top 5 I’ve ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brureview (6) - Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Poured a dark chocolate color in a balloon glass with little head. Immediate Bourbon and chocolate in the aroma. As the beer warmed up, more layers of chocolate, coffee,and vanilla. Mouth feel is moderate. The taste is highly complex. Layers of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. The finish has a strong Bourbon presence. The chocolate and Bourbon seem more pronounced in this beer than the Bourbon County stout. The Bourbon whiskey finish is wonderful. The beer should be served no colder than 50F. As I warmed up the beer from 48F, i noticed a big difference in a few degrees F. At 50F, the coffee kicks in, and the Bourbon becomes stronger. The peak temp should be about 55F. Higher than this, the beer loses some of its intense flavor. Fantastic beer!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The perfect beer? Quite possibly. Tasted along side KBS and blew it out of the water. Huge coffee wave on the front, almost mocha. Velvety, chocolately, the perfect amount of char/smokiness. Bourbon comes through nicely for a 2012, and last the whole time. Great throat burn, soothed by the intense vanilla and buttery sweetness. Thick 1/4 tan head, held for a couple sips before the glass turned to that beautiful used motor oil look. Highly recommended beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AHSlowhand (40) - - JAN 25, 2014
So dark, and velvety... Tastes and smells like coffee with cream in it. So amazing. It’s going to be hard to keep one of these for five years.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
last1standing (12) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
I can’t stop drinking this aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!&# Best brew goose island has ever made dark rich bourbon flavor nice caramel finish. Perfection well worth da money for 4 pack. This is a must try for stout lovers.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benjiehorn (21) - Chicago, USA - APR 28, 2010
There’s not much that I can say about this beer that hasn’t already been said. Had it at DLD and it’s absolutely phenomenal! The coffee really cuts down the bourbon sweetness of the regular BCS without being overwhelming or cloyingly sweet, and makes it much more drinkable. Makes me a little more eager for the Rare BCS and Vanilla BCS later this year.


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