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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Black color/ brown head. Huge coffee, vanilla, dark roast, mocha, dry wood aromas. Medium to full body. Big mocha sweet, vanilla flavors with deep roast malt, nicely warming finish--very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1062) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
From bottle at Holiday Wine Cellars private tasting in January 2011. Pours pitch black with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma of very earthy organic dark coffee, bourbon, and musty dark malts. Flavor is full of rich dark fudgy semi-sweet chocolate along with some rummy-bourbon sweetness and mocha espresso coffee. Very well hidden 13%. Nice lingering dark chocolate. Excellent. (305, 562)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Yet again, a mammoth thank you to MesandSim. They provide over 75% of my rates. Fine service, cheers to you both. The usual appearance of a good impy stout, black as the black bits Pats black and white cat with a lovely tan head. Aroma is brimming with oak hmmm oak... some leather, chocolate and bourbon. Lovely alcohol warmth, the way it should be, has big knackers and doesnt mind who knows it. Lovely long finish of oak, chocolate, hints of bourbon. Belter this is.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma is coffee, mollasses, toffee, and booze. Flavor is tons of coffee with some toffee, caramel, and booze. Full oily mouthfeel with great heat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2011
650ml bottle from dcschiller, thanks for sharing with the group Dave. I must admit that the middle of the afternoon, in late-April Arizona, doesnt sound like the ideal time for coffee. However, I submit that any time is the right time for Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout. This ale pours a thick black, with a generous creamy tan head. The aroma is bourbon, coffee, vanilla, malt, chocolate and wood. Taste is bourbon which gives way to chocolate & coffee. The 13% abv is quite obvious. Finishes with a lingering coffee flavor. This is a complex, but very smooth coffee stout. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (843) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
God! This stuff is great! Thanks again Dave! Oak vanilla bourbon aromas. Coffee, wood, bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Lots of alcohol. Very complex and so very well balanced. Full palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of jcnd9803!). Pours near black with tan head. Aroma has major dark roasted coffee along with some sweet bourbon notes. Taste follows suit with coffee and bourbon. Full bodied beer with an oily/sticky texture. Finish is dry. This is a really nice beer and has if you like coffee this one will not disappoint!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
coffee, booze, toffee, caramel. black very little, to no head. toffee, coffee, caramel, booze. medium bodied

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours a dark black with a small tan head. Nose is expresso, boozy. Taste is strong coffee, quite boozy. Palate is strong but oily. Overall a pretty good brew

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (5714) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2011
22oz bottle. What a treat, thanks to Nick at G.I. Much drier and less sweet than the normal bourbon county. Rich and dry-bitter coffee. balances the bourbon and sweet of the base beer very well. Not the best coffee stout Ive had, seems a bit raw/unrefined. wonderful variation on a great beer though.


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