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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2011
650ml bottle from dcschiller, thanks for sharing with the group Dave. I must admit that the middle of the afternoon, in late-April Arizona, doesn’t sound like the ideal time for coffee. However, I submit that any time is the right time for Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout. This ale pours a thick black, with a generous creamy tan head. The aroma is bourbon, coffee, vanilla, malt, chocolate and wood. Taste is bourbon which gives way to chocolate & coffee. The 13% abv is quite obvious. Finishes with a lingering coffee flavor. This is a complex, but very smooth coffee stout. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (761) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
God! This stuff is great! Thanks again Dave! Oak vanilla bourbon aromas. Coffee, wood, bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Lots of alcohol. Very complex and so very well balanced. Full palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803!). Pours near black with tan head. Aroma has major dark roasted coffee along with some sweet bourbon notes. Taste follows suit with coffee and bourbon. Full bodied beer with an oily/sticky texture. Finish is dry. This is a really nice beer and has if you like coffee this one will not disappoint!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
coffee, booze, toffee, caramel. black very little, to no head. toffee, coffee, caramel, booze. medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Nose is expresso, boozy. Taste is strong coffee, quite boozy. Palate is strong but oily. Overall a pretty good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2011
22oz bottle. What a treat, thanks to Nick at G.I. Much drier and less sweet than the normal bourbon county. Rich and dry-bitter coffee. balances the bourbon and sweet of the base beer very well. Not the best coffee stout I’ve had, seems a bit raw/unrefined. wonderful variation on a great beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
A - Pours a dark black color with just a tiny bit of brown around the edges and a finger of tan-brown head. The head has so-so retention, reducing down to a ring around the glass lacing nicely. S - Aroma is bursting with bourbon and coffee. Lots of oak and deep roasted malts as well with a bit of vanilla. T - Immediately hits the mouth with lots of bourbon and coffee flavors. Nice vanilla and sweet malt tones beneath. Through the middle, some strong oak and almost chocolate espresso flavors. The finish is another hit of coffee and bourbon with some oak flavors and just a bit of alcohol flavor at the very end. Lingers nicely. M - Full bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Lots of flavors really fill the mouth nicely and the alcohol flavor warms the mouth in a pleasant way. D - For 13 % abv, this drinks really nicely. It is really flavorful, but at the same time pretty well balanced. The coffee flavor is an excellent addition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2011
bottle at the RBSG 2010 - Pours black and smells of dark roast malt, coffee and bourbon. Huge roast malt flavor is well complemented by bourbon, coffee, and chocolate. It’s full bodied and supremely enjoyable with a mildly dry, roasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Mike n mikes. Cold coffee and nothing else. Ok, booze and cocoa and a bit of malt ball, but mostly cold coffee. Very nice. Dark malty sweetness out back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. 2010 vintage. Pours oily black with a thin tan ring around the edge. Aroma is roasty with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon notes. The coffee is faint, but still there. Full bodied with thick mouthfeel. Flavor is much the same. Coffee is faint, but this is still outstanding. Will re-rate when 2011 is released

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