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RATINGS: 957   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13697) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong coffe grounds and roast. Thick mouthfeel with rich coffee ground and bitter roast. Held up well, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (13551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with green pepper corn, coffee grinds, ashes, alcohol warmth. In mouth, a superb blend of nutty chocolate, warming alcohol, smooth coffee notes, all smooth and delicious. Bottle from Boutip, shared with GRM, Probstk and Ian, Dec. 2 2011.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Sweet and full bodied BCS flavour with fresh ground coffee beans on top of that. Doesnt have quite as inviting an aroma, but the flavour is out of this world

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (13020) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee with dark chocolate and roast malt, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy and spicy coffee, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, alcohol warmth and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (12626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 Sample from bottle #2153 at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". Pours black with a medium thick and foamy dark tan head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt along with some oak and vanilla. Rich and smooth body with flavors of coffee, dark malt, chocolate and vanilla. Warming alcohol in the background as well. The finish is espresso and bittersweet chocolate with a lingering roasty aftertaste. Great beer all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ashs, cheers BenH. Pours black, nose is huge coffee, chocolate, taste is roasted, toffee, sweet chocolate, coconut, vanilla, light coffee.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (12493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma of big malt, roast, coffee, caramel and milk chocolate, Put together the flavour is like an amazing dessert or chocolate. Heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
@PilsnerPeters Thanks j12601-22oz bottle-pours a brown head and black color that sheets the glass. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/coffee/molasses/ashy, some acidic hops, wood. Taste is sweet dark malt-roasty/coffee/molasses/ashy, some acidic hops, wood. Not my style.


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