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RATINGS: 824   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, no head. Potent vnilla and coffee aroma. Sweet and full bodied with slick, well rounded mouthfeel. Warming and potent with chocolate drowning in a sea of coffee and vanilla. Comparably low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hirigalzkar (2355) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. The aroma has the same qualities like the taste but with more straight forward alcohol notes. The taste is just wonderful! Notes of coffe liquor, chocolate and bourbon like vanilla. The body is very thick and at the same time the smoothest ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and green coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional underlying notes of vanilla and toffee. Overall body is full, viscous, and finishes with nice alc warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle @ PPSG’10 thanks j12601. Black pour with some tan head. Coffee, bourbon aroma, flavor is still a kick in the face, sweet dark malts, coffee now included, bourbon, chocolate, and toffee like. Warming a bit less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
Disclaimer: had this immediately after the 2009 Bourbon County Stout. The aroma is just as nice, but with the addition of coffee. Strong flavors of chocolate, bourbon, and coffee. Not quite fully balanced but still very enjoyable. Age this for a year or two and it will be amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Rating #1600. Bottle from a trade with FlssmrBrewAlum. Bottled on 03/26/10 2131. Pours dark brown/black color with small brown head that fades quickly. Strong bourbon and alcohol aroma with some coffee and vanilla. Roasted malt and bourbon flavors up front and finishes with espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Awesome! Full body with minimal carbonation and a slick, oily mouthfeel. Thanks Adam! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_e0RmoHb0Y&fea

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Thanks to agentzero for the bottle, deep and dark, not as sweet as th vanilla, bourbon a lot more prevelant, great. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2725) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2010
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Pitch black, oily, creamy brown head. Aroma: Bourbon, aged oak, alcohol, mint, lots and lots of coffee. Leather, peat and spice. Flavour: wow!! Bourbon, eggnog, cinnamon, espresso, leather, caramel, nougat, nutty with a rich chocolate finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2010
22oz bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus. Pours oily red-black, average light brown frothy head cunt . Mmmmmm - nice! - dry oak, almost musty, moderate bourbon - underneath it all a solid roasty/coffee impy stout - lovely. Taste - all of that, but holy crap, nougat, chocolate, toffee - wow, that’s fantastic!!! Thick, sticky, creamy, with mild carbonation, slightly boozy, a lovely caramel/vanilla finish. Mmmmmm!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
This was the version on draft at FoBAB 2010 with a slightly different coffee variation. Pours oily black with a thin than head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is super fresh (perhaps still roasting) coffee with chocolate, faint vanilla, and coconut bourbon, along with some molasses dark brown sugar. The flavor is mocha with vanilla, oak, bourbon, and molasses. The body is massive and full with average carbonation and a long mocha and bourbon finish. This beer is truly amazing!

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