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RATINGS: 937   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
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours viscous black. Barely any head. Big, fresh coffee aroma with big hits of chocolate. Taste is fresh, dark coffee with dark chocolate. Not overly sweet. Blows regular bourbon county away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle gift from SJ. Goose Island is quickly turning into one of my top 5 brewers. Nice , power stout with big coffee, roast, chocolate notes. A nice sweet and dry finish, mild hop, good blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 2010 bottle. Black beer with thin brown head. Big, joyfull bourbon nose with thick sweet molasses.and some sweetened coffee. Thick mouthfeel with tons of bourbon, butter, oak, vanilla and sweetened coffee. Molasses and caramel sweetness. Big, sweet beer with a warming boozy sense and a little sweetened coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle - 2012. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste follows the aroma with the perfect amount of coffee and barrel blended in. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
My favorite overall in the bourbon county series. All the deliciousness of the original with just enough coffee to to bak a bit of sweetness. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a deep black with a lining of tan over the top. Smell is super sweet with a whole lot of bourbon. Some coffee, too. Taste is ridiculous. Plenty of sweet malt and coffee up front, giving way to a long bourbon finish. Vanilla makes an appearance as well. Sticks to the palate with a cocoa flavor. Bam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
So intensely a barrel age stout as you could get! Geez. Dark as dark can be. Brown head. Smells of bourbon barrels vanilla and all things BA coffee stout that you could imagine. The body is so full, it is almost like drinking a true hot chocolate. Dark and toasty in flavor. Smooth and creamy. Not a ton of booziness on this. Quite sweet but you end up happy with this black coffee taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Advocate_Ames (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2010 bottle. A very nice aroma filled sweet bourbon, oak, coffee, chocolate, and dark malts. I taste sweet bourbon, roasted coffee, malts, licorice, vanilla, and chocolate. This drink impacts the palate. The finish leaves a complex lingering taste of licorice, malts, coffee, and bourbon. Its very boozy yet it leaves a nice warming and relaxing feel. Overall its a great beverage and with age it turned out better than I anticipated. I thought the coffee would have fell off a lot but it was very noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2589) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
bottled on 11/12/12 split with family. Pours jet black with tan head. Nose of bourbon, booze, and roasted coffee. Whiskey sweetness compliments the coffee more than expected, chocolate, oak, and vanilla on the edges. Silky body, YUM!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2012 Bottling. Black pour, tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, creamy coffee, bourbon aroma, roasty flavor with a nice espresso with the right bourbony touch. Damn Good!

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