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RATINGS: 905   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pw313 (3) - Macomb, MI, - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
idk what to say.....this beer lives up to the hype. definitely drink at room temp to get the full complexity and taste of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Ken! Pours coal black with a small reddish tan head. Aroma of roast, bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, roasted coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, and cream. Very, very smooth and creamy. Just plain delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours jet black. Aroma is heavy on the oak barrels with coffee, vanilla, and dried fruit. Taste is heavy on the dried fruits with the sweetness showing through immediately, light on the coffee, and boozy as expected. Palate bomb from the high ABV which again isn’t a surprise. Great, complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Gorgeous coffee nose, lots of fresh roasted beans, nice bourbon notes, chocolate, toffee, sweetness, light dose of alcohol, rich and inviting. Pours jet black, light brown head lingers only briefly then dissipates completely. Flavor is dominated by rich chocolate and coffee - cake and cocoa, silky smooth coffee, toffee and molasses, well-integrated barrel character with bourbon and a very faint touch of oak coming through. The alcohol is very well hidden - just a touch of warming on the way down. There is some balancing bitterness, but overall the flavor profile skews towards the malts, coffee, and barrel. Sweetness is just right, chocolate cake-like, but not distracting. Full body, low-medium carbonation, silky and smooth. World-class brew, delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2489) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Chilled brown bomber poured into a snifter at a JStax tasting. Pours black with no head. Very little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and strong coffee aroma. Taste is strong nice coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, and vanilla. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DirkSalmon (2) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Just the aroma was enough to fall in love with this stout. It only got better from there. Pricy but worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee with dark chocolate and roast malt, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy and spicy coffee, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, alcohol warmth and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crawej21 (7) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Wow! Smell and taste is incredible, coffee comes through nicely. The mouth feel of this beer is just incredible. Very smooth! Now I know what the hype is all about

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (765) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2011 bottle at Damico’s. Pours black with slight tan head. Nose is bourbon, espresso beans, maple syrup, and lactose. First sip is velvetty smooth mix of coffee, black malt and bourbon and creamy finish.finisher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2012 Bottle with Ray and Chris on New Years Day. Solid black pour with thin mocha head. Coffee, chocolate, oak. Not overly bitter, pretty sweet.

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