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RATINGS: 870   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopDirt (22) - - DEC 10, 2014
I normally just taste the barrel aged beers but this one was light yet very balanced with the coffee, chocolate and barrel flavors, just enough on each that I had to order a 2nd pour from draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2481) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: Brown Sugar, Bourbon, Espresso Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Bourbon, Dark Roasted Malts, Espresso, Brown Sugar, Mild Molasses Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Boozy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7021) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Draft - Light bourbon and balanced dark roast coffee. Deep dark brown with a decent light brown head. Nice coffee and sweet rich toasty bourbon. Another winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
GABF 2014. Very often I find bourbon ruins beer. Not so here. The palate is very heavy an smooth, lots of flavor with vanilla and oak, light bourbon, and the coffee actually mellowing the bourbon flavor rather than dominating in this own right.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdeyoung24 (17) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
You can smell the coffee in this stout before it even hits your lips. Some people say it is not as good as the original. If you are a coffee man, I STRONGLY disagree! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (507) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Awesome aroma of coffee bourbon and vanilla, coffee a tad lost in the flavor and a touch thin, real nice though

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
darb85 (138) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Good. Smells great, like a cup of coffee. Smooth with old Coffee after taste. Like vanilla rye better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. Black with an small tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee, smoke, vanilla, oak, light borbon, and roasted malts. Taste is of dark chocolate, tons of coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, smoke, and fudge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, with a real thin tan head. The smell is coffee, with berries, chocolate, pie, roasty, wood, bourbon, spicy, good. The taste is smooth, alcohol, oak, char, dark chocolate, figs, and nice. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2014. Pours jet black with little to no head and decent lacing. Aroma of green coffee, bourbon, chocolate and cherry. Taste is sweet at first with cherry and chocolate, a mild ground coffee, slight vanilla and charred oak. Finishes with a tobacco ash flavor and a warming sensation. Thinner mouthfeel than the regular with moderate carbonation. Good flavor but the coffee had a bit of a vegetal taste.

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