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RATINGS: 771   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 Courtesy of Pailhead, 2 times. Oily black, coats glass. Sweet bourbon, caramel, chocolate up front, faint coffee, very faint hop backend. Flavor dominated by bourbon/caramel up front, coffee through the finish, turn off, for me. Oily slick body and mouthfeel. decent overall. Second bottle, 4/9/11. Coffee is absent, which doesn’t bother me. Flavors have rounded out pretty well, bourbon, chocolate and roast. Still has some warming alcohol. Not my normal thing but dig this. Original rating 9/4/7/4/15.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #19. ]

Clear dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, light chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, light tobacco - licorice. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, dark roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100821]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer market stall.. Jet black with a tan head. Huge roast coffee aromas. Lots of dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee. Lovely stuff. Smooth as hell flavour. Copious amounts of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, caramel, yum!! Gentle alcohol burn. Throat warming ecstasy. Long, lingering, smoky dry finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
22 oz. bottle. thank you madvike!! bourbon in your face light coffee world class stout. pitch black light head, full bodied. everything you want in bourbon coffee stout. hard to believe the high production numbers on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to StFun for this Poured pitch black with thick tan head. vanilla, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts, more coffee. palate is creamy, awesome but a little sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
# 19 Papsoe Blind tasting 21-08-2010. Small light bubbly beige head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruit, mild hops, vanilla, mild whiskey, alcohol, coffee, liquorish. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering coffee, liquorish and a hint of spicy finish. 8/4/8/4/17 =4.1. My #4000 rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Butters (3750) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bomber shared courtesy of brewengineer. my...dear...god... This is amazing. Jet black pour with long lasting brown pillow of head. After the beautiful beer settles in the glass, the most pleasant aroma of chocolate and coffee begins to pervade the air. Magnificent aroma, on par with a STcremebrule and I don’t think it could be much better. The bourbon notes, while faintly present in the aroma become wonderfully magnified in the flavor, and is not overly done. Fantastic blend of cocoa, milk chocolate, espresso, and a vanilla oakiness. Despite the 13% abv, this beer only verges on the ’boozy’ territory, and rather provides a very strong warming sensation. Huge, massive, chewy full body. Very thick, and silky on the palate. Better than KBS imo. This is absurdly awesome. I must drink this again...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle, labelled as Bourbon County Grand Coffee Stout, under alias of Black Cat Bourbon County Stout! Bought from Utobeer. Opaque colour, very black with no head at all, slight head during the pour, chocolate brown coloured head, currently black as a cat I should say. Massie aroma of bourbon. coffee, dark chocolate, wood, oak chips and leather. Taste of dark - extra insane dark - chocolate, roasted malts, cold espresso coffee, oils, vanilla, cream, toffee, some leather and a hint of soy source.. Utterly outstanding beer. Many thanks to Ang for the Goose Island stouts’ tip. World class this is. Dry roast finish which is long.

   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 (6459) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle at Papsř 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!

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