RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3413) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Chilled brown bomber poured into a snifter at a JStax tasting. Pours black with no head. Very little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and strong coffee aroma. Taste is strong nice coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, and vanilla. Pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DirkSalmon (2) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
Just the aroma was enough to fall in love with this stout. It only got better from there. Pricy but worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12570) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crawej21 (7) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Wow! Smell and taste is incredible, coffee comes through nicely. The mouth feel of this beer is just incredible. Very smooth! Now I know what the hype is all about

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (831) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2011 bottle at Damicos. Pours black with slight tan head. Nose is bourbon, espresso beans, maple syrup, and lactose. First sip is velvetty smooth mix of coffee, black malt and bourbon and creamy finish.finisher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2012 Bottle with Ray and Chris on New Years Day. Solid black pour with thin mocha head. Coffee, chocolate, oak. Not overly bitter, pretty sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (2103) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Strong malt aroma with a robust amount of coffee and a light amount of sourness. Black color with a medium brown head. Sweet beginning with a strong malt middle that fades slowly in the finish. Thick palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6597) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Canaan Valley. Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon and dark cherries in the nose. Coffee come through in the flavor, but not in an overwhelming way. Warm, boozy finish. Very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3697) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2012...pours pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has sweet coffee and nice bourbon...a hint of toffee. Flavor has perfect amounts of bourbon and coffee to go with vanilla and toffee hints...good roastiness...slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a warming bourbon/coffee/roasty finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 The more i drink this beer, the more it may be the best beer i have ever had. aroma of a wonderful black coffee, some sweet bourbon. perfectly balanced flavors with a sweet coffee bourbon finish, pours like motor oil. black with a thin tan head. really love 2015

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