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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   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
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3720) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2015 version on tap at FS FW post-Nutcracker. Amazing. Heavy on the coffee, which is why I love it. Aroma is of dates, prunes, nuts, and coffee. ABV (13.4%) is quite masked by the coffee and mouthfeel is very balanced, yet crazy smooth. Reminds me of the Amavida coffee (from St. Andrews) that they serve at church each Sunday. Outstanding, especially on this cold, rainy night. Makes me a bit peckish for more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1776) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12oz bottle of 2014. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carbonation. Coffee is strong and over powers a little.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snoot8726 (82) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2012 vintage, cellared for 3 years. Huge bourbon and coffee on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Big coffee taste with vanilla and bourbon and some smokiness. Time has really mellowed the sweetness! World class beer, one of the best Iíve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbgrayson (708) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2014 vintage, 12.6% abv. Aged in my basement for one year. Pours jet black, with very little tan head. Aroma is amazing: rich dark coffee, malts, and dark fruits. Taste is amazing: complex, lots of coffee on top of an excellent bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. The alcohol kick is there in the background. This is one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Thumbs WAY up!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Enjoyed on tap in a Goose Island glass December 5, 2015. Look - Oily brown black. Thick tan head. Little to no lacing. Smell - Sweet molasses. Banana split. Coffee is not overpowering. Chocolate. Raisin. Tootsie roll. Taste - I like that the coffee is not overpowering. Sweet. Chocolate. Bourbon. Raisins. Feel - Very smooth. Little carbonation. High abv is hidden well. Overall - Banana split stout. Rum barrel aged beers taste like bananas foster and this tastes like banana split.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VRH (59) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
2015 bottling: Huge coffee aroma, molasses, brown sugar, crispy sweet toffee, vanilla, & cocoa on the nose; bitter & milk chocolate, with nice charred aromatic wood on taste; smooth, full body on palate, with drying finish. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfc514 (121) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours pitch black into a snifter with a brown head that fades quickly into a thin ring round the glass. Aroma of strong bourbon like the normal stout, but the intensity is cut with a hint of coffee. Flavors bourbon, vanilla, licorice and coffee are present. Coffee is there but very subtle. Bourbon is still the star in this one. I like how the coffee makes the bourbon a bit milder, because itís almost too overpowering in the normal BCBS. Boozy elements start to appear as the beer warms, but also coffee starts to be a bit more present. Super tasty. Such a great mouthfeel for an imperial stout. Chewy and mouthcoating. Nothing like it. A great beer and one Iíve been trying to find for a while. Finally got it

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (225) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Coffee lovers rejoice. Aroma of freshly brewed strong black coffee. Little to no tan head. Taste is coffee with a hint of alcohol.Sits great on palate with the coffee taste lingering well after the beer is swallowed. Doesnít even taste like a 12.4% beer. Canít wait till next black Friday to see how the coffee stout tastes again. Brewed and stored in Chicago Illinois.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhliesen (816) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2015 Bottle--solid black pour with small-medium beige head. Not much coffee in the aroma, but lots of bourbon. Taste is roast without coffee bitterness with a lot of alcohol. The alcohol tones down as the beer warms. Gift. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2015 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose coffee, bourbon, cassis, roasted malt. Taste similar, roast and coffee. Had this late in the night so Iím sure it would rate higher in isolation.


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