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RATINGS: 921   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
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
I am shocked that this is 13%. even if you don’t like coffee give this a try. It is really smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
Bottle at 9050 tasting, thanks for bringing! Smells like lots of coffee with smoke,chocolate, some vanilla. The sweetness is not overpowering like it is with the regular one, instead it complements well with the coffee and slight smoke that this one has. Very nice. 2014 edition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Abner (276) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle (2014 release). Pours a thick black with a scant beige head that rings the glass. Smells just like the regular BCBS: chocolate, oak, bourbon, roasted malts, slight alcohol. No significant coffee aroma, but it comes across in the taste. Big chocolate flavor, coffee, oak, roasted malts. Lightly bitter and astringent finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RJamesJ (1) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2015 does not count
Fantastic addition to an already excellent production from the folks at Goose Island. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - MAR 30, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Thanks Geoorge! Black color with with beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, some vanilla, alcohol, wood, dark fruits, light chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste, malty, caramel, milk and dark chocolate, light fruity, wood and alcohol again. Full silky body with soft to flat carbonation. I liked the 2012 version (La Tortuga) a little bit more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (498) - 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 (26) - - 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 (3159) - 1st Republic, 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 (531) - 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 (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Smell off dark malts, coffee, coconut, bourbon and vanilla. Similar taste. Awsome!

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