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RATINGS: 960   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 Chicago’s 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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4.1
gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Healthy Spirits SF, bought in February 2015. Black with no head. Sweet with coffee, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and some hints of bourbon. Nicely balanced and with a long finish. A tasty one.

3.6
SirLimpsalot (4220) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
@ Eddan 16-2-6: Doften stor och tydlig av hasselnöt. Smaken är söt med tydlig nougat. Riktigt gott.

4
scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Aroma is of cracked coffee beans and some dried fruit. Lighter bodied than some of the other BCS variants. Boozy, oaky, coffee, smoky, outstanding. Dryer finish than some of the variants as well.

4.5
sjogro (4128) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 At home, another bottle from Maakun. I feel 0.1 more enthusiastic!

Tasting thuis, fles van Maakun! Thanks dude! Daar staat-ie dan! Hallemeloeja lekkere koffieboterkoek! Lekkere zachte olievette brei met hele fijne notige koffiesmaakjes. Marsepein en pecannotenbrood en appelstroop. Backlog from 2015/11/05.

4.2
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2015 version on tap at FS FW post-Nutcracker. Amazing. Heavy on the coffee, which is why I love it. Aroma is of dates, prunes, nuts, and coffee. ABV (13.4%) is quite masked by the coffee and mouthfeel is very balanced, yet crazy smooth. Reminds me of the Amavida coffee (from St. Andrews) that they serve at church each Sunday. Outstanding, especially on this cold, rainy night. Makes me a bit peckish for more.

4
Bule (2160) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12oz bottle of 2014. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carbonation. Coffee is strong and over powers a little.

4.7
snoot8726 (98) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2012 vintage, cellared for 3 years. Huge bourbon and coffee on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Big coffee taste with vanilla and bourbon and some smokiness. Time has really mellowed the sweetness! World class beer, one of the best I’ve ever had.

4.4
mbgrayson (771) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 19, 2015
2014 vintage, 12.6% abv. Aged in my basement for one year. Pours jet black, with very little tan head. Aroma is amazing: rich dark coffee, malts, and dark fruits. Taste is amazing: complex, lots of coffee on top of an excellent bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. The alcohol kick is there in the background. This is one of the best beers I have ever tasted. Thumbs WAY up!

4.6
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Enjoyed on tap in a Goose Island glass December 5, 2015. Look - Oily brown black. Thick tan head. Little to no lacing. Smell - Sweet molasses. Banana split. Coffee is not overpowering. Chocolate. Raisin. Tootsie roll. Taste - I like that the coffee is not overpowering. Sweet. Chocolate. Bourbon. Raisins. Feel - Very smooth. Little carbonation. High abv is hidden well. Overall - Banana split stout. Rum barrel aged beers taste like bananas foster and this tastes like banana split.

4.6
VRH (63) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
2015 bottling: Huge coffee aroma, molasses, brown sugar, crispy sweet toffee, vanilla, & cocoa on the nose; bitter & milk chocolate, with nice charred aromatic wood on taste; smooth, full body on palate, with drying finish. Excellent!


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