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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s, cheers BenH. Pours black, nose is huge coffee, chocolate, taste is roasted, toffee, sweet chocolate, coconut, vanilla, light coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Thick dark brown and sticky brown head. Cut coffee beans, grean fleshy. Initial taste is sweet bitter, fleshy roast and muddy sweetness. Leafy sweetness comes through, then the bourbon later on. Little bit cleaner, brighter sweetness than the original. Bit of brown sugar melted finish, linger is fading coffee vibe and it slid down.

Bottle, Cheers Glasgow Tad, Ash’s Office

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to BenH. Appearance - Nose - green coffee beans. Massive coffee. Taste - vanilla and coconut around chocolate. Coffee of course. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and a balanced finish. Overall - it’s great but the nose is too coffee and that makes it single dimensional, I’m afraid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tad. Black with tan head. Aroma stinks of coffee, some bourbon oak and chocolate. Taste is rich, vanilla, coconut, coffee and chocolate. Perfectly balanced sweetness. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of massive roasted coffee, green coffee beans. Taste is creamy coffee, smooooooth. Dark chocolate and coffee on the finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottle Share 6.0. Blackish pour with a small tan head. Nose is fresh coffee beans, green peppers, and some light tar. Taste is fairly bitter, freshly ground coffee, cigarettes, tar and some licorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Small bottle from 2013. Pour is black with a small, light brown head. Aroma has lots of green bell pepper, coffee and some sweeter notes. Very little bourbon left from the original beer. Salmiak, licorice. Taste is sweet with both the malts and the vanilla, but also has some dry, oak - and of cause - coffee notes. Slight bitterness. The coffee really matches the original beer well! Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dukeandduke (123) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2/15/15 - Another excellent Bourbon County - I liked this even more than the standard stout. Poured thick, with an excellent aroma of coffee and a hint of chocolate and fruit. Great taste, and loved the carbonated feel, the strength of the taste and alcohol. Strong, but easy to drink. Not as bitter as the standard stout, I will definitely seek out this version, and I look forward to trying others in this great line of beers! Well done Goose Island!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (656) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Pours tar black with a rather large-ish mocha head (served at room temp) which recedes to a ring around the glass. Aroma is a wonderful bourbon, coffee, caramel, nutty. Taste is initially caramel then hints of that vanilla sweetness recognisable in bourbon whisky which is further followed a tinge of coffee bitterness and a slight touch salty on the finish. Absolutely deserves the praise it receives, all tastes in moderation and balance. Full bodied, light, fluffy and apparent in the mouth. Long, tantalising and smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (507) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours a very deep brown with s slight red tint and a small tan head. Aroma was of freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, slight cherry, and bourbon. Taste was almost identical to regular bourbon county. Didn’t get much coffee and I thought I would judging by the aroma. Still very good and had a nice warming bourbon feel to it. Body was full and oily. Would love to get to have this again.

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