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RATINGS: 823   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
llcooldave (1116) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Black in the glass. Strong aroma of dark cocoa and coffee. Interesting taste of dark chocolate oatmeal. Overall an awesomely solid brew! Thanks BarZigKin for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small bubbly brown head, treacly pour, opaque quite dark brown colour, aroma of roasted coffee, espresso and green shrubs, quite aromatic, flavour of coffee, chocolate, vanila, cocoa and a touch of cherry, everything a bit too sweet and strong. Aroma is amazing, flavour is a little less so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvsn (708) - ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG.† Black opaque color with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Very rich flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, bourbon, sweet and roasted aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerenmk (2559) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks DSG. 2013. Pours black and headless. Lots of coffee, coffee beans and a little weed in the nose, along with mud and green beans followed by cocoa. Sweet and rich taste, coffee liquor, a little bitter and smooth taste. Smooth texture, no carbonation, full-bodied, long, lingering bitter coffee finish. Quite awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2013 bottle, bottled 15/11/13. Black with a bit of brown foam. Really great aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee beans, a bit of coconut and a bit of espresso. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, espresso and some wood and a light alcoholic touch in the finish. Full-bodied, thick. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eviva (25) - GREECE - SEP 11, 2014
2013 Bottle.Black pour with a thin ring of foam. Aroma: Vanilla beans , Bourbon , Wood , Mocha , Coffee. Taste is rich mollasses, coffee, chocolate tobacco , vanilla - exactly like aroma. Smooth and oily mouthfeel. Sweet taste , very balanced . ONE OF A KIND! Amazing!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jeffbigD (49) - - SEP 6, 2014
Pours very dark. Great tasting stout with a hint of coffee and a splendid after taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frozer (147) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2011 bottle, aged for 3 years. Black oil color as dark as night. Blackest beer Iíve ever seen. Drank from a snifter. No head or carbonation. Coffee chocolate and burning alcohol hits the nostrils. Strong upfront coffee flavor. Smooth malty backbone. Definitely the best coffee stout Iíve had. Worth the wait

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SupperHopped (18) - - SEP 5, 2014
One of the best coffee stouts I have had. Huge aroma. Very thick mouthfeel. A hint of coconut and lots of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattkorsgaard (24) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at Brouwers. Coffee is very subtle. Good balance. Light bourbon flavor. Medium carbonation. Great beer.

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