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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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


Boliv's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
2011/2012 bomber, bottled 1.11.12, enjoyed for rating #1000. Pours thick and brown, nearly opaque, with a gradient of reddishness along the edges. It’s topped with a fizzy, short-lived dark brown head that recedes to nothingness. This beer has really nice legs on it. Aromas of sweet bourbon, toasted oak and ash, and vanilla. This moves to strong espresso liqueur and fresh-ground coffee, with heaps of cocoa. The flavor is a flood of espresso and mocha, with rich coffee and tons of fresh cream. Bourbon, oak, and vanilla are abundant. Chocolate-covered espresso beans, custard, coffee, and bourbon dominate the finish, with a toast and jelly aftertaste. Thick and silky, creamy, and warming; verging on sticky. This is damn good, and a real treat. A special thanks to all who helped me reach this milestone; to date, 7 of my 10 top-rated beers have been acquired through trades. Cheers! [1000]


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mears (48) - - MAY 5, 2015
Perfection in a glass. I like it even more than the standard stout. Glad the Blackhawks sold it at the the united center.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of bourbon, strong coffee, taste is dark roast coffee, lots of chocolate, vanilla, moderate alcohol, very smooth-taste at DLD 2015.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (61) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
I am shocked that this is 13%. even if you don’t like coffee give this a try. It is really smooth

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (902) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
Bottle at 9050 tasting, thanks for bringing! Smells like lots of coffee with smoke,chocolate, some vanilla. The sweetness is not overpowering like it is with the regular one, instead it complements well with the coffee and slight smoke that this one has. Very nice. 2014 edition.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Abner (116) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle (2014 release). Pours a thick black with a scant beige head that rings the glass. Smells just like the regular BCBS: chocolate, oak, bourbon, roasted malts, slight alcohol. No significant coffee aroma, but it comes across in the taste. Big chocolate flavor, coffee, oak, roasted malts. Lightly bitter and astringent finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RJamesJ (1) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Fantastic addition to an already excellent production from the folks at Goose Island. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (633) - GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Thanks Geoorge! Black color with with beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, some vanilla, alcohol, wood, dark fruits, light chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste, malty, caramel, milk and dark chocolate, light fruity, wood and alcohol again. Full silky body with soft to flat carbonation. I liked the 2012 version (La Tortuga) a little bit more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (412) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a bit of a light brown head which lingers.....aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla......taste is amazing! Thick mouthfeel, coffee, vanilla, booze, bourbon in the finish. Quite an experience.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopstinopolis (11) - - MAR 26, 2015
Strong stout with nice woody notes finished with a rich roasted coffee character. Definitely a sipper


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