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RATINGS: 933   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Huge thanks to Mike. Sprinkle you are the man. This beer smells awesome, almost like shoe leather. Huge plum earthy sweet smell. Taste is sweet as molases and coffee. Nice medium mothfeel velvety smooth. carbination is a bit more than I expected. This is better than 2010 DL IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3/20/10 bomber from dak on 6/6/10. thick brownish black pour with a small tan head. tons of bourbon and spicy peppers hit the nose first... followed by coffee, chocolate of the dark variety, roast and booze burning. the flavor is super chocolate-y, rich coffee, roast and bourbon spicy. thick, full bodied and a nice sipper. it definitely should not be in a deuce bottle. luckily there are others to gladly help out the cause. 8/4/8/4/16/4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Aroma is amazing, huge jalapeño smell, with hints of espresso and bourbon. Taste had too much bourbon, coffee is masked and can’t shine. Almost a shame. Give us coffee night stalker!!!!!!!&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours deep coffee brown with a small tan head. Nose has a nacho/ jalapeno spice with big bourbon notes. Fairly hot on the palate with big coffee and spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Pours black and fizzy, with a tan head that completely diminishes almost as soon as you’re done with the pour, leaving the beer looking like cola in the glass - doesn’t have the viscous appearance you expect from an IS so strong - rich espresso in the aroma, with a nice balance of bitterness and earthy roast - a bit of charred wood, bourbon and vanilla - strong, syrupy toffee sweetness - moderate carbonation in the mouth, with a "tight" fizziness against reminiscent of cola - very sweet flavor, with some toffee and creme brulee/caramelized/burnt sugar character - coffee is present, but tastes more like an earthy, raw bean kind of flavor - again, lacks the thick body that encourages slow sipping, which is what you want in a beer like this - moderate bourbon, vanilla bean and char - sugary soda-like sweetness long into the finish - once it reaches room temp, it tastes very boozy, pretty much like straight up bourbon - seriously overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle thanks to Danny for sharing, pours pitch black, tall dark brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, smoke, some bourbon, oak, and of coarse strong coffee. Flavor is strong bourbon and vanilla with not a lot of coffee going on. Not as coffee forward as the nose led me to believe, but I still like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Rating number 1700, whoopie! Anyway.. this was a bottle sample at the Woodshop. Pitch black pour, tan head. Nice looking stout. Sweet caramel, burnt malt, coffee, lots of coffee, espresso, not light on the bourbon either, hiding behind all this is some chocolate and dark fruit. Very tasty if you like coffee and bourbon, which I do, so it’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, caramel. Fairly sweet. The taste is coffee, caramel, toffee and mild hops. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Dark thick pour with a dense head. Aroma has tons of heavily roasted coffee and espresso. Lots of dark roasted malts and a touch of bourbon and wood. Flavor is slightly on the harsh side compared to the regular BCS. Maybe I just don’t prefer coffee flavor to the vanilla aspect in the regular. Still pretty smooth overall and definitely a nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
(22oz bottles, 2010 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, toasted coconut, caramel, cedar, and bourbon. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, mocha, bourbon, toffee, and vanilla with a soft, creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.

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