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RATINGS: 783   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 Chicagoís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super Coffee aroma and flavor. Nice bourbon flavors and finish. This was a terrific beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1581) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2014
The classic used oil black. The crushed Oreo, peanut shell and alkaline soil aroma of oxygenated grounds. Flavor brings more of this, which does nothing to augment the coconut, oily chocolate, German cake flavor of the original. The peanut-like nutty earthiness the coffee offers may be likable to some, but the soil-like acrid quality turns the page quickly and harshly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (300) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle - Pours a very dark brown/black w/ tan head. Lots of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and oak in the nose. The taste is rich, deep chocolate with coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Very boozy but still drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle 2013 vintage. Brown-black pour with a mocha ring of foam. Intense fresh and "green" coffee aroma upfront, some dark chocolate and light bourbon notes. Taste is rich mollasses, coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth and round. Iím not a fan of "green" coffee but it didnít bother me in this one. Delicious sipper but not the most complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1376) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On draught at ABV Public House. Deep amber brown color with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate covered espresso beans, latte, cherry, and a hint of smoke. Taste is strong cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark cherry, and roasted malt. An incredible stout with a wonderful addition of the coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Excellent! A nice smooth coffee stout with a slight bourbon finish! Amazing how tasty with such a high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at Caponeís. Pours black with a tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate. One of the best Iíve had in a long time!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2014
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson! Pours black with an instantly gone small tanned head. Nose is very thick molasses, syrup, bourbon, creamy dark chocolate, typical BCBS goo smell, with lots of roasted coffee, way more than expected here on my behalf. Tastes of very thick molasses, bourbon, caramel, chocolate, very thick syrupy, that BCBS syrup adorable taste is clearly here, mocha ice cream, vanilla, lots more coffee than expected, lots of real coffee bean, chocolate syrup, warming but booze is way less than what I am used with BCBS maybe the coffee covers it, the lesser presence of alcohol makes this my favourite BCBS so far because the unbalanced boozy character of this almost made them close to perfect but not cigar for me, fudge, brownie mix, thick chocolate syrup, vanilla,Ö Insanely thick & syrupy with lower carbonation, this is insane, I love the BCBS beers so much, this reminds me of the first time I tried a RIS, this is sure an experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (155) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Some dude gave me half a glass in the queue for Blåbær Lambic. Thanks dude... Whoever you are! Pours pitch black, slight edgy tanned head. Mocca hues. Aromas of strong bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, raisin, dried dark fruits. Taste is that Classic bourbon county with some more roastedness and dark coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle 355ml from De Hopduvel, vintage 2013. Oily black colour, thin layer of brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with sweet coffee (where is the roastiness of a black coffee?), vanilla, brown sugar and bourbon, a bit too much. This beer well balanced but itís a bit too cloying sweet for me. Aftertaste of warming alcohol. I like more roastiness and ashes in stouts.

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