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RATINGS: 763   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Draft @ Lazy Boy Saloon, White Plains, NY. Served in a 12 oz glass. A thick, dark black beer with a dark brown head. Coffee, Bailey’s, Yoo-Hoo, Whoppers, brown sugar and vanilla notes. The bourbon flavor kinda overwhelmed the beer. Combining the overwhelming bourbon flavor with the too-thick body made this beer too much for my taste. I gotta give it some points for creativity and originality, but I didn’t have the greatest time drinking this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (6322) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsø Blindtasting # 19. Its pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is bourbon, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel and dark ripe fruit. Lovely! The flavour is roasted malt, bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, ripe fruit, chocolate and light notes of coffee. Full bodied. World class beer. Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has strong notes of chocolate, as well as medium notes of alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The chocolate gains in strength towards the finish, where also a Bourbon note mixes in. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Black body with a small beige head. Slightly peppery coffee dominated nose. Sweet coffee candy flavor to it, creamy with espresso, toffee, vanilla. Finishes boozy but not overly hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Black body with not much head. Full sweetened coffee nose with bourbon and toffee. Body replete with cacao nibs, bourbon, and cofee. Incredible full, rich coffee character. Rich and deeply layered body. A big, beefy stout. The coffee and stout roasty richness leaves you completely oblivious and vulnerable to the unbelievable ABV%. Would love to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#19 at papsoe’s blind tasting. (proud that i recognized the brewery and a similar beer i’ve once tasted) pitch dark, smooth light brown head dry hops, coffee dominates, roasted stuff and the rest of the usual suspects of an imperial stout follows. wood, dusty boozy note. great aroma flavor is boozy,licorice, wood, caramel, roasted stuff, bourbon, reminds me of goose island bourbon county stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind # 19 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Small brown head. Aroma: grass, vanilla, alcohol, roast, liqourice. Flavour: Bourbon barrel, vanilla, roast, medicin, liqourice, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Roasty sweet bitterness in the end. Heavy alc. bite on lips and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20577) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #19 at Papsøs blindtasting. Clear dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of coffee, freshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, coffee, freshgrinded coffee, dark chocolate and bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
22. Thanks mike. Pours jet black with no head. Humongous coffee nose. Very sweet like a coffee flavored hard candy. Sticky thick body. Vanilla, coffee, roast, chocolate, bourbon, and oak on the mid palate. Long sticky coffee vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30760) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #19. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark wooden and roasted malt. Chocolate and mild vanilla. Sweet caramelish and chocolate. Vanilla and coffee. Lingering coffee and chocolate into a smooth bitter finish.

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