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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Definitely at the high end of java-oriented stouts. Flavor is highly coffee. Yet still lets the base beer come thru. Super nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
Flaska från 2013. Trade (thanks biggsbowler!). Svartbrun med ljusbrunt skum som lägger sig snabbt. Doft av bourbon, vaniljstång, kaffe och nyskuren chili. Baserat på doften så bara måste det vara chili i den här biran. Dock känner jag ingen chili i smaken, möjligen att jag kan inbilla mig en diskret hetta endast. Annars är det vanilj, kaffe och bourbon i smaken. Balanserad sötma och alkoholnivå. Ingen stickande spritighet som vanliga bourbon county kan ha nu för tiden. Växer för varje klunk. Nice. Delar med Hoffback och Christofer på GHs kontor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhamp9 (1739) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pitch black pour with a khaki head that fades fairly quickly. Great aroma, coffee beans with dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste has layers of flavor. Vanilla and bourbon are prevalent initially then chocolate, coffee, wood, and dark burnt sugar comes through. Finish has more bourbon and vanilla. Slick, full body. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (4189) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Bottle thnx to timfoolery, shared with Benzai and DutchDrebus. 2012 edition La Tortuga edition. Pours a pitch black beer with no head on top. Aroma is vineous, loads of bourbon and oak and loads of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a lot of vineous characters as well as loads of coffee. Nice amount of booze detected. The coffee has faded a bit to the background over the years but is still present. Amazing complex, well aged beer. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (2234) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Bottle. Pours pitch black wth a medium shortlasting mocha head. Aromas of licorice, salmiak, strong earthy coffee, light bourbon, vanilla, green pepper, strong roast. Taste has more bourbon from the base, loooots of coffee, pepper, salmiak, licorice, slight mint, vanilla, coconut. lots of roast aswell. This is well good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3632) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at Capones. Pours black with a tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate. One of the best Ive had in a long time!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On draught at ABV Public House. Deep amber brown color with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate covered espresso beans, latte, cherry, and a hint of smoke. Taste is strong cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark cherry, and roasted malt. An incredible stout with a wonderful addition of the coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SupperHopped (18) - - SEP 5, 2014
One of the best coffee stouts I have had. Huge aroma. Very thick mouthfeel. A hint of coconut and lots of chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10763) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 "this one was cool enough that i just ordered a kilo a the coffee that was in this beer. still young, and therefore a little hot. definitely sweet, but not cloyingly so. this beer, as well as the rare, makes me wonder if this beer was 10 or 11% if it would get an even higher score. the heat is the only thing keeping this from, say, a 4.7. coffee, chocolate, vanilla, charred malt...damn good all around. cant wait for the coffee beans. in 6-12 months, it may be higher in the feel." Last couple years are a little thick and meaty. Really nitpicking, but docked a tenth.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Woodsy, coffee, roasted aromas, bourbon. Warming. Very pronounced coffee flavors, oak, bourbon, boozy, earthy.


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