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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonini (37) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
uma das melhores cervejas mundiais. bourbon county com muito café mas muito bem balanceado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Rich aromas of chocolate and coffee. Incredibly dense on the mouthfeel like oil with a flash of high alcohol. Bitterness of coffee in the finish is as big as the sweetness as it starts. Incredible beer as it is probably the best I have ever had..ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Excellent coffee stout. Viscous, thick, and coal-black in appearance. Aroma is just a waft of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit that hits you right in the face. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
The 2013 BCBCS was pretty close to perfect fresh. The smooth coffee flavor with a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (213) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Aromas of bourbon, coffee and a touch of oak. The malt and hops are there but overshadowed by the bourbon, coffee and alcohol. Some nice dried plum flavors. Very sparse head; very dark brown beer with a touch of dark red to it. Very sweet, presumably from the very high alcohol contract. A generalized bitterness, but no distinct, specific hop flavor. Full bodied; creamy texture; average to slightly light carbonation; finish is long, finish is quite long and sweet with bourbon, coffee flavors and that general bitterness. Overall this is a very good beer. However I rate it lower than the average RB rating; the alcohol and bourbon are just too dominate. The hops are overwhelmed and the roasted flavors of most stouts (especially coffee stouts) are also in the background. The dried plum flavors are a strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (222) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Not as good as the normal bourbon county stout but still pretty good. Yeah........... (Just killing characters)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Pours thick viscous deep inky blacksmith thin oily dark mocha head that fades quickly to a thin whisp. Aroma is heavily roasted dark chocolate malt, fresh brewed coffee, a decided dry oaky note that follows through the finish. Taste is... whoa. Amazingly thick mouthfeel. Huge rich dark chocolate syrup with a couple shots of espresso infused comes to mind. Rich, dry, oaky finish with notes of toasted caramel and vanilla bean on the finish. Dark chocolate and espresso dominate. I don’t know that this is better than standard BCS - definitely comparable in quality, and the coffee melds incredibly well with the base beer, but the original balance seems superior to me. Still, that is nitpicking here. World class beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft, decent head for what it is, faded, little lace. Aroma sweet coffee, boubon, anise, molasses, cookies and burnt sugar, smoke, oak, dark fruit deep in the nose. Taste is sweet coffee, vanilla, oak, smoky burnt sugar, anise, bourbon. Palate super rich, carbonation subdued. This is sweet, almost too sweet, but the Flavors are amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. 2014 vintage. Pours jet black with small rim of offwhite head. Aroma is really nice. Rich coffee and coconut. Oaky whiskey notes are pretty heavy. Subtle alcohol. Taste is sweet up front but balanced by bitterness in the finish. Really well done. Body is very full. Very rich. Smooth texture. Long long finish. This is a really rich sipper. Vey full of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Keg at the White Horse, Parson’s Green. A half pint for £3.50 - other London pubs take note and feel ashamed. The tap label says 2011 vintage, but I’ll take that with a pinch of salt. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is milky bourbon, lactic, chocolatey with plenty of the promised coffee, boozey finish. Very nice. May well have got a higher rating if it wasn’t served so cold, but I didn’t have the time or patience to wait for it to warm up.

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