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RATINGS: 956   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1912) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
this is, simply stated, ambrosia. delicious creamy roast, warm and boozey, licorise, molasses and a touch of prune. thick creamy mouthfeel and some tartness. finishes hot and boozey.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvsn (1897) - ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Black opaque color with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Very rich flavors, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, caramel, bourbon, sweet and roasted aftertaste. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Dark thick pour with a dense head. Aroma has tons of heavily roasted coffee and espresso. Lots of dark roasted malts and a touch of bourbon and wood. Flavor is slightly on the harsh side compared to the regular BCS. Maybe I just dont prefer coffee flavor to the vanilla aspect in the regular. Still pretty smooth overall and definitely a nice stout.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Clybourn at Rare Stout Night, which is part of the Chicago Craft Beer week. Appearance pitch black with no head...like coffee. Aroma of mocha, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon, super rich black coffee flavor. Taste less alcoholic than regular BCS, very rich but not too rich, mainly coffee but it also enhances the chocolate greatly, you can still get the bourbon in the mix. I typically would give the appearance a 4 but since the taste should be an 11, app will get a 5 which makes this the 2nd perfect beer Ive ever had. BCS cant get better than this, beer cant get better than this.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Picked this bottle up at Binnys South Loop after DLD. This is a bad ass beer. Black with a reddish brown head. Big and bold with espresso and booze. Rich palate with a long lingering finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2015
Finally, dont know why it took so long before I got a chance to taste this one. Glad I finally did. Its a bit to soft for me, but after all it is still a very good brew ofcourse

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
Thanks to George, Black pour with a brown head. Aroma was rich, bourbon and coffee. Taste was amazing. the aroma leads you into believing its going to be great, the taste goes even further. Bourbon, coffee, Wow. Very chewy. The beer left a nice coating on the glass.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle, courtesy briandot. Pour is classic bourbon county ink black, tan head, little retention/lace, but massive legs. Aroma of roast, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak. Taste is rich espresso, vanilla, coffee, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, bitter finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Location/Date:2012 Bottle on 10/3/2013 split with Dave, Ben and Jordan..

Appearance: Pours a black opaque.
Aroma: Aroma of roast, coffee.
Taste: Roast, chocolate, coffee
Palate:Medium body, slick, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: As always, really enjoyable. I liked the coffee aspect. Tasty.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MacBoost (1846) - Victor, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Pours a used oil black, thick and oily with no head. Aromas of booze, bourbon, coffee and roast. Taste is dry and boozy with a heavy barrel taste. Coffee and hot finish. Mind blowing.

RE-RATE: This is just coffee infused macro swill for dorks.


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