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RATINGS: 951   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2010
What can I say about this beer. Its great. I love BCS and couldnt wait to try the coffee version. The black cat integrated the coffee really well into the BCS I thought. Still has plenty of vanilla notes and bourbon, with a nice dose of coffee thrown into the mix. Not as sweet as the vanilla, but still a good amount of sweetness. I thought they pulled this off really well. I wish it was more readily available. Cant wait to rate this again. I expected this to be awesome and it was.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (2104) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Excellent stout. Lots of refined coffee flavor. So many coffee stouts turn into iced coffee as beer. Much like BCS has a strong bourbon flavor that doesnt dominate, BCBCS has a strong coffee (and bourbon) flavor that is strong but works with the dark roast flavors rather than against them. Actually, my favorite part of this beer is the strong vanilla flavor. Great oak flavor, too.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, pours black with red edges, no head, aroma is coffee, whiskey, and vanilla, flavor is dense chocolate, vanilla and coffee such as espresso, mocha ice cream, even waffles, malty silky finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Black pour. Creamy, dense beige head. Aroma begins with heavy sugar, Bourbon, dark chocolate and peanut. A touch of tobacco and coffee. Amazing flavor, if a touch cloying. Big dense chocolate, tobacco, bitter coffee, and sweet Bourbon. Milky and creamy finish. Awesome stuff. Top notch coffee, bb beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole -- many thanks!! Really looking forward to the others in the series. Pours like roasted coffee with legs. Smells oddly spicy with lots of red pepper in the nose. Tastes of espresso, cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon. Chocolate syrup lingers on the back of the palate. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Big thanks to my PUBN Sergeant-at-Arms for this one. Pours onyx with 2f brown head. No light through this one. Nose is oaky woody bourbon, dark malt, raisins, molasses. Tastes rich, dark malty, earthym with big boozy oaky bourbon, raisins, cacao, some rauch and cognac. Late heat, and this one successfully transverses the beer/spirit boundary. But for th grace of the flying spaghetti monster, I may have never had the chance to try this one, and I will celebrate by eating lasagma tomorrow.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Black as night with brown highlights around the top edge of the glass.Nice dark brown head that fades fast.Awesome aroma of coffee,booze,vanilla,chocolate,and roasted malt.Flavor is much of the same with a slight sweet cloying finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Bomber poured into a snifter. Pours a deep black with ruby/brown tinge outline, and very thin tan ring around the glass. Aroma of strong bourbon and hot booze, with vanilla, chocolate, and espresso. Taste is very bourbony, with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and hot boozy aftertaste. Very small amount of carbonation and creamy medium mouthfeel. Doesnt seem that much different to me than the regular BCS, but I love regular BCS, so thats not bad!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle at RBSG. Pours black, thin tan head, which reduces slowly to a pale tan ring. Spotty lacing. Nose is coffee, coconut, toffee, very rich and sweet-smelling. Somewhere between BCS and Peche Mortel. Bourbon notes in the nose on this version ae muted compared to the original BCS, as the coffee takes a stronger role in this than I would have thought... Flavours of coffee, much bigger bourbon character (There it is!), sweet roast, light hops towards the finish. Yum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11634) - 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.


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