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RATINGS: 870   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (36) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On top at Howell and hood. 6 months age. Strongly prefer this to the normal BCS, the coffee is subtle but adds a nice taste that cuts the booze a bit and tones back the sweetness. Can't wait to try this fresh next year, as I've heard the coffee fades ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (603) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at BBD’S..poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin khaki head..aroma of coffee,vanilla,licorice,chocolate..tastes of coffee,espresso, vanilla,roasted nuts..really good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (457) - - MAY 14, 2015
Six-month-old bottle. Pours nearly flat, inky and black. Aroma is beautiful: rich, oily coffee beans; dark chocolate; vanilla; toasted coconut; a little caramel and butterscotch. Coffee in the flavor is slightly more bitter and biting. Dark chocolate blends into mocha goodness before a solid background of dark cherries, sweet and tart. Mild, prickly carbonation; a touch of fizz; nowhere near as much alcohol burn as there should be. Delightful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2013 bottle thanks to Jdizzle1. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice root, wood, some earthiness, vanilla, leather and roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is a little boozy but this is very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6199) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. Pours very dark ruby with no head at all. Aroma of fresh grinded coffee, tar, leather and red ripe fruits in the back. Taste is distinct coffee, some toffee and vanilla, lingering sweet ,dark coffee, vey good coffee stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2015
2014 bottle poured into a teku with opaque black center and coffee brown rims. The nose is pronounced and intense yet approachable and inviting. Aromas of fresh coffee and cream, obvious hints of vanilla, bourbon, and smoke. Heavy notes of milk chocolate with slight hints of cocoa shavings. A lot of the same flavors on the palate. Intensity is slightly less. Definitely a lot of bourbon-like heat from the alcohol giving it another dimension on the palate. Flavors are intense but have a great longevity on the finish. Only wish I had more.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mears (51) - - 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 (478) - 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 (253) - 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 (75) - 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


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