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RATINGS: 906   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a bit of a light brown head which lingers.....aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla......taste is amazing! Thick mouthfeel, coffee, vanilla, booze, bourbon in the finish. Quite an experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopstinopolis (23) - - MAR 26, 2015
Strong stout with nice woody notes finished with a rich roasted coffee character. Definitely a sipper

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2014 bottle, thanks Shannon. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a black color with no head nor any lacing. The smell started off with a boozey iced coffee. As it warms, a decent chocolate flavoring adds a light spark to the aroma. The taste was mainly the same - starts off boozey iced coffee and then adding a light chocolate to the flavor. A light iced coffee wet cocoa-esque aftertaste leads to a dry light chocolate finish. On the palate, this one sat pretty smooth all around. Rolling coffee smooths out the mouthfeel. This one sat about a medium on the body. Overall, I say that they was a very good D/IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Tasted from draft at Hunahpu Day. Had it along side the regular bourbon county stout and I like the coffee version better. Pours black with dark brown head. Big time coffee on the nose with bourbon. On the taste the coffee is much more prominent than the bourbon. Still with bourbon flavor. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla flavors also present. This might be my favorite bourbon stout. Excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsvammel (4727) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Smell off dark malts, coffee, coconut, bourbon and vanilla. Similar taste. Awsome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
schwabtana (21) - Madison Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pored from 12oz bottle. Perfect coffee bourbon stout. Delivers on every note! Wish I could find more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. I found the aroma very off putting. Huge green pepper and light roasted malts. The flavor was better but the green pepper was still the dominating flavor. There are notes of chocolate, roasted malts, a malty sweetness. I am shocked at how poorly crafted this beer is and all of the hype that surrounds it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s, cheers BenH. Pours black, nose is huge coffee, chocolate, taste is roasted, toffee, sweet chocolate, coconut, vanilla, light coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Thick dark brown and sticky brown head. Cut coffee beans, grean fleshy. Initial taste is sweet bitter, fleshy roast and muddy sweetness. Leafy sweetness comes through, then the bourbon later on. Little bit cleaner, brighter sweetness than the original. Bit of brown sugar melted finish, linger is fading coffee vibe and it slid down.

Bottle, Cheers Glasgow Tad, Ash’s Office

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to BenH. Appearance - Nose - green coffee beans. Massive coffee. Taste - vanilla and coconut around chocolate. Coffee of course. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and a balanced finish. Overall - it’s great but the nose is too coffee and that makes it single dimensional, I’m afraid.

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