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RATINGS: 729   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wisdomsolo (311) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
This is it folks! I never thought I'd rate a beer as perfect but I can't find a damned thing wrong with this one. The aroma has sweet and bitter coffee notes. It pours like tar out of the bottle. The taste is powerful. Has a nice alcoholic warmth with lovely coffee flavor along with the smooth thickness. Oh god! This is just perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (947) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 01/08/2013. Pours dark black, sparse hazy tan head, slight lacing, fading to an almost still surface. Aroma is rich, fresh coffee grounds, nutty and bit oily, vanilla cream and cocoa, dark toffee, bourbon well integrated in the background. Taste is vanilla caramel cream mixed with chocolate, dark roast with delicious coffee finish, mild bourbon in the aftertaste. Creamy smooth body. Really delicious, does not disappoint at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (533) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Holy fucking hell. Bottle, pours motor oil black, no brown edges. A vigorous pour yields a dark mocha head that recedes to a ring of fizz. Massive, coating alcohol legs on the glass. A whallop of black coffee on the nose; digging deeper, some dark chocolate and bourbon-y vanilla help balance. Full and soft on the palate, a whipcrack of alcohol, though fleeting. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Wow that's coffee flavor! Wow Liked it. Not as much as the other but the same company that I tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, rich coffee/espresso, chocolate, and dark fruit (notably plums); Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Excellent stout - but I still prefer the standard BCS.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sjohnny (342) - - JAN 5, 2014
2013 Los Inmortales. Coffee, booze, toffee aroma. Pours black with almost no dark tan head that rapidly fizzles away. Candy toffee mocha sweetness balanced with a coffee/espresso bitterness and a nice boozy warm finish. So amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (1863) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Last minute substitution by max at clocking new year. Pours deep brown with thick pillowy head. Nose of deep coffee. Tastes of rich coffee, some chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, earth, some dark fruits, and light piney hops. Thick and full bodied but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very strong coffee, burnt, sweet. Very rich chocolate, great coffee flavors, creamy, very full, slightly burnt. A really solid, great coffee stout! Very yummy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Beer is pitch black with a small head but pours very thick. The nose has coffee up front with vanilla and oak. Taste is more coffee with an alcohol punch. The finish is long with some roasted fruit. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. 2013 bottling. Pours very dark opaque brown/black. Little to no head. Lots of coffee in the nose, sweet nutty notes as well, very little Bourbon. Body thick, rich, full, finish complex with coffee bitterness and Bourbon bite. Nice but not the best ever.

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