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RATINGS: 955   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Butters (4051) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bomber shared courtesy of brewengineer. my...dear...god... This is amazing. Jet black pour with long lasting brown pillow of head. After the beautiful beer settles in the glass, the most pleasant aroma of chocolate and coffee begins to pervade the air. Magnificent aroma, on par with a STcremebrule and I dont think it could be much better. The bourbon notes, while faintly present in the aroma become wonderfully magnified in the flavor, and is not overly done. Fantastic blend of cocoa, milk chocolate, espresso, and a vanilla oakiness. Despite the 13% abv, this beer only verges on the boozy territory, and rather provides a very strong warming sensation. Huge, massive, chewy full body. Very thick, and silky on the palate. Better than KBS imo. This is absurdly awesome. I must drink this again...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle, labelled as Bourbon County Grand Coffee Stout, under alias of Black Cat Bourbon County Stout! Bought from Utobeer. Opaque colour, very black with no head at all, slight head during the pour, chocolate brown coloured head, currently black as a cat I should say. Massie aroma of bourbon. coffee, dark chocolate, wood, oak chips and leather. Taste of dark - extra insane dark - chocolate, roasted malts, cold espresso coffee, oils, vanilla, cream, toffee, some leather and a hint of soy source.. Utterly outstanding beer. Many thanks to Ang for the Goose Island stouts tip. World class this is. Dry roast finish which is long.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joebudzjoe (675) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Draft @ Lazy Boy Saloon, White Plains, NY. Served in a 12 oz glass. A thick, dark black beer with a dark brown head. Coffee, Baileys, Yoo-Hoo, Whoppers, brown sugar and vanilla notes. The bourbon flavor kinda overwhelmed the beer. Combining the overwhelming bourbon flavor with the too-thick body made this beer too much for my taste. I gotta give it some points for creativity and originality, but I didnt have the greatest time drinking this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (8095) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle at Paps Blindtasting # 19. Its pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is bourbon, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel and dark ripe fruit. Lovely! The flavour is roasted malt, bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, ripe fruit, chocolate and light notes of coffee. Full bodied. World class beer. Loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has strong notes of chocolate, as well as medium notes of alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The chocolate gains in strength towards the finish, where also a Bourbon note mixes in. The alcohol leaves a burn on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Black body with a small beige head. Slightly peppery coffee dominated nose. Sweet coffee candy flavor to it, creamy with espresso, toffee, vanilla. Finishes boozy but not overly hot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3978) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Black body with not much head. Full sweetened coffee nose with bourbon and toffee. Body replete with cacao nibs, bourbon, and cofee. Incredible full, rich coffee character. Rich and deeply layered body. A big, beefy stout. The coffee and stout roasty richness leaves you completely oblivious and vulnerable to the unbelievable ABV%. Would love to try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12003) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#19 at papsoes blind tasting. (proud that i recognized the brewery and a similar beer ive once tasted) pitch dark, smooth light brown head dry hops, coffee dominates, roasted stuff and the rest of the usual suspects of an imperial stout follows. wood, dusty boozy note. great aroma flavor is boozy,licorice, wood, caramel, roasted stuff, bourbon, reminds me of goose island bourbon county stout

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11648) - Sborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind # 19 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Small brown head. Aroma: grass, vanilla, alcohol, roast, liqourice. Flavour: Bourbon barrel, vanilla, roast, medicin, liqourice, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Roasty sweet bitterness in the end. Heavy alc. bite on lips and palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (27042) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #19 at Papss blindtasting. Clear dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of coffee, freshgrinded coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, coffee, freshgrinded coffee, dark chocolate and bourbon. Sweet and roasted finish.


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