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RATINGS: 763   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (574) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1013) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2083) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
2012 bottle. Thanks Brian, Bvery, for this one! Dark body with brown head, though quickly fades and not a lot of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, not as a coffee forward as I imagined, which is fine with me. Bread, dried fruit, bourbon on the nose, even a bit of sharpness from the alcohol. Taste is rich chocolate and loads of bourbon - definitely more of these qualities than coffee. I wouldn’t say it’s boozy, but it’s definitely assertive and a bit hot. Quite an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (78) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma= chocolate, coffee, slight fudge smell Taste is very similar with a nice thick, smooth mouthfeel. All in all very delicious beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to NHhophead! Pours deep dark inky brown-black with tiny head. Nose is musty roasty coffee and dusty cocoa, subtle dark fruits and bourbon. Taste is creamy rich earthy coffee grounds, dark chocolate, plum, raisin, bourbon. Finish is rich round fruity bourbon mingling with dusty coffee, soil, vanilla notes. Well balanced. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - FEB 22, 2014
Appearance - black pour with no head. Aroma - sweet aroma. Mild coffee smell. A bit of a fruit smell. Much more prominent aroma overall than most stouts. Boozy. Mouth - thick and oily. Taste - sweet bourbon. Much more bourbon flavor than coffee. Gravity is hidden better than some barrel aged beers but still prominent. Overall - excellent BBA. I am not a huge BBA beer drinkers but it's excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2013 12 oz Bottle. Tasted side by side with a 2013 BCBS. Pours black with just a slight tan ring for a head. Huge aroma of coffee, smells like my house after I just roasted some Sumatra to Full City in that it takes over everything else. Caramel and coffee dominate the flavor, very smooth. The clear winner of the variants tasting from this coffee fiend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Another tasty Bourbon County beer. Taste of coffee, combined with the sweet vanilla of the bourbon. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Aroma is strong with coffee and bourbon. Taste is sweet malts with notes of coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and of course bourbon. Palate is creamy. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Nice big Impy stout. Subtle bourbon flavor. Big coffee and chocolate on the nose and tongue. Nice brew.

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