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RATINGS: 763   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


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Well, what can I say about this one. Like Bourbon County wasn’t already enough, lets add coffee!!!!!!!&#

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
Pours a dark coloured body, with a little head. Looks thick. Aromas of coffee up front, only fainter bourbon. The taste was cold coffee with tons of milk and sugar up front. Something I do not drink. As I kept drinking samples, and with food, the coconut taste (and the lactic acid) more than the bourbon accumulated.I finished 300 ml. but 750 ml. was just too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2072) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
650ml bottle courtesy of ncmussell, Thanks Nate. Pours a pitch black color with a small tan head that quickly recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is rich with coffee, spices, oak, dark fruits, and a hint of bourbon. The flavor is similar with rich sweetened mocha, coffee, vanilla, nutty hops, whiskey, leather and sawdust. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering coffee and bourbon. Overall: A very rich and decadent concoction, compares favorably to BA speedway.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dosbeerigos (24) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Beer Hype!? Not Here! I received this beer from a trade, and didn’t know much about it. I watched it climb on the top 100 for about 3-4 weeks before I even realized I had it sitting in my cellar. Needless to say I was excited to try it. I love the regular Bourbon County so this has to be better right?! Yep, it sure was. This was a true pleasure to drink. The mouth feel was on point, the taste were all distinct in their own. Strong Chocolate, Espresso, Bourbon, and hints of Vanilla. I would drink this beer again and buy this beer again. While I am not sure it is worthy of #3 in the world or higher. It’s Pretty Damn Good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1350) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Excellent stout. Lots of refined coffee flavor. So many coffee stouts turn into iced coffee as beer. Much like BCS has a strong bourbon flavor that doesn’t dominate, BCBCS has a strong coffee (and bourbon) flavor that is strong but works with the dark roast flavors rather than against them. Actually, my favorite part of this beer is the strong vanilla flavor. Great oak flavor, too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
22oz. bomber, with a big thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum for yet another awesome Chitown treat! Pours dark brown with a moderate fizzy tan cap. Aroma is lovely blend of espresso, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is more of the same, with espresso, bourbon, oak, chocolate and vanilla; fairly warming and a touch sweet from the notes of espresso and vanilla, but works fine by me. Everything I hoped it would be, thanks again Adam!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2010
What can I say about this beer. It’s great. I love BCS and couldn’t wait to try the coffee version. The black cat integrated the coffee really well into the BCS I thought. Still has plenty of vanilla notes and bourbon, with a nice dose of coffee thrown into the mix. Not as sweet as the vanilla, but still a good amount of sweetness. I thought they pulled this off really well. I wish it was more readily available. Can’t wait to rate this again. I expected this to be awesome and it was.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10607) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A: The pour is fairly viscous and black with a finger’s worth of brown head that has amazing retention. S: An incredibly rich and robust nose. Tons of vanilla and coffee attack the sense. There is also quite a bit of chocolate, bourbon, and some more coffee for good measure. T: The bourbon and barrel flavors come through more than I would have expected. Certainly plenty of vanilla and the coffee flavor is quite intense. A nice chocolatey and sweet finish. M: As one might expect, this is a full bodied beer. The carbonation is low and smooth, giving the beer a very creamy mouthfeel. D: There is a bit of heat that comes through (as there is with regular BCS), but it is covered up quite nicely by the vanilla and coffee. Still, this is one to drink with a few friends.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bourbon and coffee are strong in the nose, but this is pretty well balanced with a nice rounded sweetness and full mouthfeel. Very dark black.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Rating #1800. Bomber courtesy of Chicagodri – thanks Paul! Pours crude oil black with a thin tan head. The nose is brownies, dark roast coffee, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is coffee, burnt malt, ashy cocoa, milk chocolate and a nice smooth bourbon finish with some bitterness in the backend. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Very good brew.


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