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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2014 vintage draft at Strangelove in late September 2015. Opaque black/brown pour with an impressive dark brown head. Lasting ring. No lace. Silky dark coffee. Strong dark malt flavors. Chocolate souffle. Charcoal grill. Black vinyl. Coffee grounds. Has some slightly harsh acetic notes and a bit of tang (not sure if this is due to its age or not) - still works. Vanilla bean. Liquorice. Marmite. Plums and prunes. Black cherries. Black currants. Molasses. Shoe polish. Vinyl. Complex goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (220) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Tijdens bierproeverij, uitgeschonken in Struise BD degusteer glaasje. Dit was een van de bieren waar ik erg naar uitkeek. Zwart bier, met die perfecte olieachtige structuur die een goede Imperial Stout heeft. Het aroma is heerlijk en zoet, met de juiste kenmerken die een Imperial Stout moet hebben. Met tonen van: gebrande mout, karamel, aromatische koffie, zachte bourbon en wat gedroogd fruit als vijgen en dadels. Heerlijk bier met een zoet smaakpallet en en licht droge geroosterde afdronk. Met smaaktonen van karamel, bruine suiker, bourbon whisky, en een verfijnde koffie smaak. De alcohol is verbazend goed verborgen, wat ook iets zegt over de fantastische kwaliteit van deze Amerikaanse Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3566) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2015
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 2013 Bottle from Rich shared with some appreciative stout fiends in Osaka. Thanks Rich! Great coffee nose with light bourbon notes. The taste is fantastic coffee, soft bourbon that caresses the palate. This was superbly balanced and drank like a dream. Top knotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 Black, beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, did I mention coffee? Sweet flavour, vanilla, caramel, bitter coffee, brown sugar. Finish coffee, caramel, malts, vanilla, brown sugar.
(from 35.5cL bottle shared @ home. 2013 bottling, Los Immortales beans. 4000th rating. Thanks for the bottle, Raf!)

2014 Intelligentsia Zirikana edition:More fresh coffee, same score overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (497) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
2013 Vintage: 9/4/9/4/17
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, blackcurrants, raisins, vanilla with a big bourbon kick giving a butterscotch touch to it all. Semi boozy, less so than regular bourbon county, with more chocolate and ash, traded away with the bourbon presence, a bit fuller and rounder with more butterscotch and chocolate. Favourite bourbon county variant so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (371) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2015
12oz bottle dated 2014. Roasty coffee & chocolate ganache nose. Lightly drying coffee and dried bourbon & oak cut the malty sweetness a bit. Full+ body And moderate carbonation. Liked earlier vintages better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (608) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark chocolate with a nice tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of coffee chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth can taste the coffee and bourbon. A nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonini (36) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
uma das melhores cervejas mundiais. bourbon county com muito café mas muito bem balanceado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Rich aromas of chocolate and coffee. Incredibly dense on the mouthfeel like oil with a flash of high alcohol. Bitterness of coffee in the finish is as big as the sweetness as it starts. Incredible beer as it is probably the best I have ever had..ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Excellent coffee stout. Viscous, thick, and coal-black in appearance. Aroma is just a waft of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit that hits you right in the face. Thumbs up!

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