RATINGS: 956   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2010 Vintage Bottle shared with Streets and Ben after a 2011, 2010, 2008 vertical of Bourbon County Stout. A nice finish to the night, especially considering the 2 yo westys courtesy of Ben. Pours a pitch black with light brown lacing. Aroma is pure, sweet coffee roast, light dark fruit, cinnamon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium to creamy with notes of coffee, espresso, oak, and light chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (528) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
All of the tasty qualities of the regular BCS, but with stronger coffee presence, which blends in very well!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (4112) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
I was able to sample this for the second time this weekend. Pours a thick dark black with a frothy creamy tan head that sticks around for a bit. The aroma is dominated by the coffee but also has some chocolate and a caramel and hints of barrel to round it out quite nicely. The flavor is thick and sweet with a sugary mix of caramel chocolate and coffee. The addition of coffee seems to round out the bourbon and oak of the regular version quite nicely. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy sugary mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Too bad these are so hard to get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2908) - Finspng, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
Black with a very small head. Aroma is bourbon, licorice, toffee and alcohol. Flavour is licorice, vanilla, toffee, bourbon and alcohol. Wheres the coffee?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle. Pours oily black with a very darkly tanned head which slowly disappears. Nose is very coffee without being too over the top. Light coconut mingles with salted cocoa while bourbon plays around it all. Perfect balance to it on the nose and taste. Taste is thick cocoa, almost fudge like, followed by a light bitter-sweet coffee note while the bourbon comes in and out. No note is ever too much in this beer. Balance is spot on. Not too sweet either which is a pleasing thing for a beer like this. Coconut under rides the bourbon nicely as it finishes with a little bit of lingering heat. Palate is full and super lengthy. Fantastic beer and it would have to be one of the best Ive had to date

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2011 bottle served at Maple Tree Inn. Jet black pour, very still. Sweet aroma, lots and lots of coffee. Flavor is coffee, licorice, and bourbon. The taste starts off sweet coffee and then the bourbon flavor lingers long after the sip. Big, bold, and chewey in the mouth. This is definitely better than regular BCS (which is a personal fave) and I think I might agree with people who tell me they like it better than BCVS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Koelschtrinker (19394) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 19, 2012
Alkoholischer, stark malziger Beginn mit karamelligen Noten. Herb, sffig, intensiv schokoladig. Krftig, rstig, holzig, ausgewogen. Tiefer malzig werdend, auch die Holznoten werden intensiver. Wow! Danke an Grima! /13/12/14//14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (4387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Opaque, black liquid with small, foamy tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, fresh ground coffee, chocolate, licorice, some butter, caramel and sweet malt. Wow. Really complex and delicious. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coconut, coffee and wood. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 A - pours deep opaque mahogany brown with almost no head. Small ring of bubbles on the edge. S - the amazing aromas of a BCS! Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallow. A smorgasbord of aromas all wrapped up in the bourbon. M - nice rich palate full bodied brew. Bitter coffee and dry on the palate, that lazily transitions to the nice long malty bourbony end. T - burned malts, molasses, brown sugar up front. Nice drier bitter espresso and toasted caramel on the palate. The end is a long brown sugar, candied sugar, toasted caramel, molasses, graham crackers, marshmallows. Fantastic brew. Complex and rich, subtle and perfectly balanced. 8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle pours dark black. Tan head. Aroma is mostly bourbon. A bit of coffee. The flavour is very smooth. A solid bourbon flavour. The coffee is some what faint. Overall very enjoyable stuff

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