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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (866) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Boozy vanilla with fresh coffee bean. Oily black with brown highlights. Brown head was small and dissipated quickly. Taste is coffee, molasses, vanilla. Chewy bakers bread and yeast apparent. Slick viscous mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EamonTheGreat (89) - USA - FEB 1, 2014
So smooth. This stout is delicious with a great bourbon flavor throughout. The coffee is perfectly blended with this stout, not to strong and not too weak. It really is just right. This might be even more enjoyable than the original Bourbon County in my book. One of the best imperial stouts on the planet, bar none. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Howlader (416) - - JAN 30, 2014
On draught and in bottles. Great variety of the Bourbon County. At least once it has some age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Pours opaque black with a tan head coffee aroma with sweet bourbon. Hint of chocolate and plum. Brown sugar. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Chewy. Long smooth finish. Amazingly balanced for the abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Black pour with deep tan head. Aromas of coffee, cinnamon, sweet malts. Flavor is more of the same, coffee is bitter, mild alcohol presence, bourbon, chocolate. As it warms it’s generally just a liquid chocolate covered espresso bean...with bourbon...delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vegancraig (1) - orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Paid a lot for this bottle to-go and it was worth every dollar. Delicious!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AHSlowhand (34) - - JAN 25, 2014
So dark, and velvety... Tastes and smells like coffee with cream in it. So amazing. It’s going to be hard to keep one of these for five years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
The perfect beer? Quite possibly. Tasted along side KBS and blew it out of the water. Huge coffee wave on the front, almost mocha. Velvety, chocolately, the perfect amount of char/smokiness. Bourbon comes through nicely for a 2012, and last the whole time. Great throat burn, soothed by the intense vanilla and buttery sweetness. Thick 1/4 tan head, held for a couple sips before the glass turned to that beautiful used motor oil look. Highly recommended beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Thanks Jesse! 12oz bottle into a mini snifter. Jet black viscous pour with minimal mocha film head. Aroma is straight coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, bourbon. Taste, again with the rich smooth coffee, bourbon, vanilla, roast, slight oak. Sticky motor oil consistency. Smooth!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2013 Bottle. Sweet boozy bourbon, earthy coffee, dark chocolate, woody vanilla aroma. Black with a small tan brown head. Sweet boozy whiskey, earthy coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla flavor. Full creamy body, moderate carbonation. A great big huge boozy sipper.

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