RATINGS: 952   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
2013 Vintage: 9/4/9/4/17
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, blackcurrants, raisins, vanilla with a big bourbon kick giving a butterscotch touch to it all. Semi boozy, less so than regular bourbon county, with more chocolate and ash, traded away with the bourbon presence, a bit fuller and rounder with more butterscotch and chocolate. Favourite bourbon county variant so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2015
12oz bottle dated 2014. Roasty coffee & chocolate ganache nose. Lightly drying coffee and dried bourbon & oak cut the malty sweetness a bit. Full+ body And moderate carbonation. Liked earlier vintages better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (1330) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark chocolate with a nice tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of coffee chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth can taste the coffee and bourbon. A nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonini (37) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
uma das melhores cervejas mundiais. bourbon county com muito caf mas muito bem balanceado.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Rich aromas of chocolate and coffee. Incredibly dense on the mouthfeel like oil with a flash of high alcohol. Bitterness of coffee in the finish is as big as the sweetness as it starts. Incredible beer as it is probably the best I have ever had..ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Excellent coffee stout. Viscous, thick, and coal-black in appearance. Aroma is just a waft of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit that hits you right in the face. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zchall23 (12) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2015
The 2013 BCBCS was pretty close to perfect fresh. The smooth coffee flavor with a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smroush (244) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Aromas of bourbon, coffee and a touch of oak. The malt and hops are there but overshadowed by the bourbon, coffee and alcohol. Some nice dried plum flavors. Very sparse head; very dark brown beer with a touch of dark red to it. Very sweet, presumably from the very high alcohol contract. A generalized bitterness, but no distinct, specific hop flavor. Full bodied; creamy texture; average to slightly light carbonation; finish is long, finish is quite long and sweet with bourbon, coffee flavors and that general bitterness. Overall this is a very good beer. However I rate it lower than the average RB rating; the alcohol and bourbon are just too dominate. The hops are overwhelmed and the roasted flavors of most stouts (especially coffee stouts) are also in the background. The dried plum flavors are a strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (223) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Not as good as the normal bourbon county stout but still pretty good. Yeah........... (Just killing characters)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1504) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap @ Brouwers. Pours thick viscous deep inky blacksmith thin oily dark mocha head that fades quickly to a thin whisp. Aroma is heavily roasted dark chocolate malt, fresh brewed coffee, a decided dry oaky note that follows through the finish. Taste is... whoa. Amazingly thick mouthfeel. Huge rich dark chocolate syrup with a couple shots of espresso infused comes to mind. Rich, dry, oaky finish with notes of toasted caramel and vanilla bean on the finish. Dark chocolate and espresso dominate. I dont know that this is better than standard BCS - definitely comparable in quality, and the coffee melds incredibly well with the base beer, but the original balance seems superior to me. Still, that is nitpicking here. World class beer.

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