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RATINGS: 802   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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_bobthehuman (5) - - JAN 22, 2014
Jaw-dropping beer. Poured into a snifter from a bottle. Poured jet black with a light brown head that dissipates almost immediately. Nose is class BCS with huge black coffee that almost completely over powers everything. Taste follows suit, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla at the front all washed down with overwhelms black coffee. Slight booziness is the only draw back, could use a bit of age if it's hot. Could hardly recommend a beer higher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3953) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle: Nearly black, with a small tan ring. Raisin, coffee, chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee, smoky bourbon flavor. Has a definite pepper warmth and taste to it. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edhutson79 (20) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2014
the coffee liquor and dark chocolates come across, and the bourbon, vanilla, and oak accents are wonderfully complimentary. Very heavy on the palate, but never became sticky or slick.. coated the mouth well and left a long, roasty coffee bitterness. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7862) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Vegetal, coffee, chocolate malt, and bourbon aroma. Black with small head. Sweet bourbon, green pepper, light coffee, and chocolate malt flavor. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darklantz (10) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black body with a nice creamy brown head. (4+) Big chocolate aroma, tootsie roll and ovaltine (in a good way). Sweet underlying malt. Flavour is sweet with more of the tootsie roll like chocolate character, very mild roasty malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
The aroma is an excellent combination of chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon, and light coffee (lighter than you would expect). It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with no transparency and a small brown head that diminishes to virtually nothing over time. The flavor starts with chocolate, vanilla, and maple syrup.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
siennaemerson (10) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Flavor starts with lots of chocolate with hints of vanilla. Roasted coffee starts in the middle and builds into the finish. Light bourbon in the finish balances very well. I really liked the addition of the coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ebone1988 (252) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma is bourbon barrel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coconut. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is chocolate, coffee, sex, oh my god. Mouthfeel is perfect, cannot detect booze, fantastic. Oh my god. Overall, so so so so so good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DCLawyer (1544) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2011 and 2012 bottles->snifter. Black with tan film. Tons of coffee, roast, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla. Perfectly balanced, complex. Love this beer. Hits all of my favorite notes and characteristics. My first perfect 5.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jool (190) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bouteille 12 oz. Versée dans un verre BCBS. Noire profonde avec très peu de mousse. Nez de grains grillées, bourbon et café. Bouche sur le même registre, très longue et avec une finale sucrée sans excès. Superbe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (210) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Woodsy, coffee, roasted aromas, bourbon. Warming. Very pronounced coffee flavors, oak, bourbon, boozy, earthy.

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