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RATINGS: 838   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 11, 2014
Coffee forward, strong on the nose and opens bitter. Great BCBS follows after bitterness, overall a wonderful compliment of flavor to the traditional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (2724) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Sampled at GABF multiple times. Black appearance with a brown head. Fresh coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malts, oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Mind = blown

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2283) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2012 bottle. Wonderful aroma is both interesting and appealing. Drinks like an imperial milk stout with coffee. A tad too sweet in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1088) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours an opaque, nearly black with a short-lived dark tan head. Rich, dark woody aromas and light notes of fresh coffee. Thick, smooth and chewy. Very rich brew. A lot of vanilla, bourbon, oak, and sweet cherry and fig. Not much coffee. Addendum: as the beer warms, I note a lot more coffee

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"this one was cool enough that i just ordered a kilo a the coffee that was in this beer. still young, and therefore a little hot. definitely sweet, but not cloyingly so. this beer, as well as the rare, makes me wonder if this beer was 10 or 11% if it would get an even higher score. the heat is the only thing keeping this from, say, a 4.7-8. coffee, chocolate, vanilla, charred malt...damn good all around. can’t wait for the coffee beans. in 6-12 months, it may be higher in the feel."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
llcooldave (1143) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Black in the glass. Strong aroma of dark cocoa and coffee. Interesting taste of dark chocolate oatmeal. Overall an awesomely solid brew! Thanks BarZigKin for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small bubbly brown head, treacly pour, opaque quite dark brown colour, aroma of roasted coffee, espresso and green shrubs, quite aromatic, flavour of coffee, chocolate, vanila, cocoa and a touch of cherry, everything a bit too sweet and strong. Aroma is amazing, flavour is a little less so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvsn (759) - ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG.  Black opaque color with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Very rich flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, bourbon, sweet and roasted aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerenmk (2697) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. 2013. Pours black and headless. Lots of coffee, coffee beans and a little weed in the nose, along with mud and green beans followed by cocoa. Sweet and rich taste, coffee liquor, a little bitter and smooth taste. Smooth texture, no carbonation, full-bodied, long, lingering bitter coffee finish. Quite awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2013 bottle, bottled 15/11/13. Black with a bit of brown foam. Really great aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee beans, a bit of coconut and a bit of espresso. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, espresso and some wood and a light alcoholic touch in the finish. Full-bodied, thick. Wonderful.

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