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RATINGS: 826   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2262) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle from UTO beer. Chocolate dominated aroma. Huge beer with taste of coffe beans, chocholate and pepper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2010 Bottle; Pour is dark brown/black with a modest khaki head - there is a faint ruby highlight at the end of the glass, to be fair. Now then; bourbon, chocolate, and coffee beans on the nose. No surprise, really. The body of this brew was slightly lighter than I was expecting, however. And it’s sweeter, too. Bourbon notes mesh with cocoa - while fresh roasted coffee beans intermix with bananas and chocolate syrup. The finish is slightly boozy - All in all, a bit too sweet (I love sweet brew to be fair), and the retention on the head is mediocre upon warming. Either way though , a fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2011
Pitch black colored brew. Coffee and bourbon in the aroma, nice. Also a lot of bourbon in the flavor, mixes well with the decent amount of coffee flavors. Nice thick mouthfeel and intense flavors. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Nose is expresso, boozy. Taste is strong coffee, quite boozy. Palate is strong but oily. Overall a pretty good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803!). Pours near black with tan head. Aroma has major dark roasted coffee along with some sweet bourbon notes. Taste follows suit with coffee and bourbon. Full bodied beer with an oily/sticky texture. Finish is dry. This is a really nice beer and has if you like coffee this one will not disappoint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1970) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Pretty sexy brew. Used motor oil pour. Nose and flavor full of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and roast. Fun to see how Goose Island messes with this beer. Amazing how the results usually turn out awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. I love freaken coffee beers! Pours a dark dark brown to black color. Tan ring of head. Aroma is super amazing. Coffee notes with dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is coffee sweetness with chocolate and raisins. Easy finish. Not bad in the least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Bourbon County Stout, Coffee
Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: May 28, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: big coffee and chocolate aroma with a nice dose of bourbon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, plenty of coffee, bourbon comes in to add sweetness and complexity, caramel sweetness, touch of hot alcohol

Name: Bourbon County Stout, Coffee
Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: September 23, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Aroma: coffee is taking over the aroma
Flavor: big roasted coffee flavor, lots of bourbon, roasted follows the sweet bourbon
Overall: can the coffee actually be growing?

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (615) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2011 bottle- Very rich and sweet with a smooth finish. Lots of mellow coffee and chocolate notes with a very smooth bourbon note at the finish. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours dark with a head that looked thick but disappears fast and no lace. The bourbon is very evident in the nose. The coffee is in the taste more than the aroma. Great bourbon taste with nice coffee background. A great beer all in all.

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