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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicagos 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

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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Well, what can I say about this one. Like Bourbon County wasnt already enough, lets add coffee!!!!!!!&#


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (1395) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2015, Parsons Green, London in July 2015 - Opaque Black in colour. Medium Brown head. No lacing. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. Very Malty; lots of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, roasty malts, vanilla, caramel, more coffee, hint of bourbon. Thick, dense and rich. Hoppy. Sweet coffee and chocolate roasty malty throughout. Wow!! Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific coffee Impy Stout! (2015-07-02)

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
treign (30) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Poured from a growler from Growler Guys East in Bend. Pours a beautiful inky black with a thin beige head. Nose is loaded with bourbon as well as toffee, vanilla, and caramel. Not a lot of coffee but a hint. Taste is a perfect combination of bourbon and dark roasty malts. Buttery toffee, vanilla, chocolate come through too. Again not too much coffee which is perfect for me. Thick oily texture you would expect from an imperial stout. This is a delicious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1483) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottled 10/29/14. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Coffee clearly faded a lot. Molasses on the back end. Flavor is roasted, earthy, coffee beans, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, nice coffee bitterness finish. Coffee faded a lot but its there more than OG BCBS. Good. As good as any BCBS variant Ive had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (559) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, a little coffee and dark chocolate, dark alcohol soaked fruit. Full body, flavour as the aroma. Could have been a bit more coffee-ish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (649) - Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2016
2016 BCS w/Intelligentsia Flecha Roja coffee. Dark roast coffee aroma with a bit of lactose sweetness and some base-beer BCS characteristics showing through. Very dark brown color with no head. Tastes much smoother than it smells. Creamy and slightly sweet turns into sharp roast, with an aftertaste that is slightly boozy. Silky smooth palate, extremely well done overall. This is the best rendition of coffee BCS that I have had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2016
2013. Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of green pepper, liqurice, sweets, prunes, coffee, weak spiced and alcohol. Notes of swim hall. An oily texture with coffee, liqurice, prunes and a alcohol burn in the finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PMgep (268) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
Old rating, transferred to RB. Bottle. Dark color, strong notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste of coffee, bourbon and chocolate

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5342) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Taps deep coffee sable with a chocolate brown head. Aroma delivers charred malt, quality coffee, dark chocolate and toasted hop character. Bold flavor unleashes chocolate, quality coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, smoky and woody tones for a truly delicious brewski. Mouthfeel features viscous body and good fizz. Watch out, this one will hit you like a MARTA bus hauling ass down Georgia 400!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
M15ter (60) - - JUL 31, 2016
Dark chocolate colored. Opaque. Minimal tan head. Sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, and coffee aromas. Sweet and malty throughout. Strong chocolate, coffee, and toffee flavors. Great special occasion or dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are large coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and very thick.


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