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RATINGS: 921   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 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle @ home...vintage 2012.... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head.... DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER! The aroma is bourbon, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel, sweet and dark fruit....DAMN I LOVE THIS BEER!.... The flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, sweet creamy caramel, creamy vanilla, creamy chocolate, ripe fruit and coffee.... full body.... awesome mouthfeel! This is one hell of a beer! world class beer.... I lovvvved it!.... DANM I LOVE THIS BEER!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (7411) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber to oversized snifter (from notes). Looks good; a viscous black with beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with anise, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong aroma and taste of coffee with a black pour and comfortable mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
It poured a black color with a dark brown head. The aroma was a ton of coffee, which was to be expected. The taste was an awesome amount of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon that all mixed well with the coffee. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bomber. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, oak and chocolate. Flavor is coffee, oak, bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Phenomenally well balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at the pour house in Westmont NJ. Pours dark black with no head. Aroma is light coffee and soy sauce. Taste is deep chocolate and coffee with vanilla, bourbon, oak, soy sauce, and cream. Fantastic on the palate. Incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
libertine (340) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
poured in my khunhenn snifter.pours black with a brown head.aroma of coffee,butterscotch,toast and dark chocolate.the aroma of this just completely blows me away,its wonderful.flavor is of a very dark roast,butterscotch and dark cocoa.wonderful as well.slightly warming booziness at the end but at 14.5 abv the alchohol is well hidden.full bodied,low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.bitter finish.the aroma and flavor are amazing!big fan of bourbon county stout and man this is good.if your a stout drinker this is a must have.one of the best stouts ive ever had.and ive had quite a few.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5092) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a pitch black body with a smaller dark mocha colored foamy head. Aroma is boozy with lots of bourbon throughout, burnt toast, slight touch of burnt coffee grounds, vanilla extract and some pudding skins. Fuller bodied with softer carbonation and lots of heat but having a double digit ABV that is pretty much expected. The flavor is actually better then the aroma, notes of bourbon, sweeter dark chocolate syrup, burnt toast, softer burnt coffee grounds, vanilla exract and some rosted coconut. Actually better then I was expecting the coffee in this one could use a little bit of a bump up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tap at Top Hops side-by-side BCBS and BCBS Cherry Rye. Pour is darkest black with a less airy, less pronounced head. Aroma is most pronounced - tremendously sharp coffee notes, roasted malts, a bit bready. Taste is dark, roasted coffee with a slight chocolate interference. Less sweet than the other two with some raisin, whiskey overtone. Same oily mouthfeel, slightly less viscous. My favorite of the three and near imperial coffee stout mastery. Ready to drink.. Do not age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michbeerlover (146) - - JAN 18, 2013
Pours jet black with a mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of soy sauce, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Thick and sticky. Taste is awesome. Sweet bourbon, vanilla, coffee and warming alcohol, wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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