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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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5,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,492
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 3,208
Gots: 2,139 | FT: 177
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 Release - Intelligentsia ‘Los Inmortales’
2012 Release - Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans
2011 Release - Intelligentsia Anjilanaka Beans
2010 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-22-2010)
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Photo of changdulla
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I have ever had.

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014-12-28
12oz bottle split between four samplers.

Pours black and flat. Smell is coffee, yeast, alcohol, anise, and plum. There's plenty of chocolate in the aroma as well.

Taste is chocolate and coffee, lots of chocolate, and some anise. Lots of sweetness. Maybe plums. Lots of alcohol -- fading to an alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, a little graininess. Overall, an excellent beer. Happy to try it. A bit sweet, if you want more than a few ounces of it.

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rwbrown
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of erialbill
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Craft_Imperial
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of badb_rad
4.61/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrBoh
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

#500, boy did that work out perfectly.

Pours a deep black with a dark mocha head which soon fades except aroung ththedges of the sniffer. Good lacing for the lack of head.

Aroma is sweet and sexy. Toasted oak, toffee, licorice, dark chocolate, medium dark roast coffee, vanilla, and a buttery syrupy greatness. Very light alcohol scent. I expected it to be much more in your face, but instead it's just balance here that makes it so great.

Wow. It's hardly similar to regular BCBS. Caramel, coffee which has almost no bitter notes to it, buttered syrup, beautifully aged bourbon full of charred oak, vanilla and just a tad bite. The bourbon is definitely the most dominant, followed by coffee, the flavors from the malts are more subdued, providing a pleasant backdrop. As it sits it just gets so great. Almost no bite, and just taste like buttery coffey bourbon. Overall smoother, less sweet, and more balanced than the regular. Perfection?

Buttery and chewy. Definitely less viscous than the regular. Almost no carbonation, nor any need for it.

Best beer ever? Maybe not. Best beer I've had? Probably so. Seems perfectly aged and perfectly balanced. So glad that a beer so great arrived in time to make my #500.

Photo of JasonHaviland
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first 5, and to this point only, 5 point rating.

2013 vintage poured on 12/26/2014 into a Teku beer glass.

A perfect beer in every way. Perfectly balanced, wonderful aromas complement the coffee undertones and hints of oak and vanilla. Complex, yet smooth and integrated with an impossibly long lingering finish. A great effort and a year of bottle age seemed perfect.

Photo of bkenis
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not good with all the fancy descriptive words, but it tastes a lot like those coffee-flavored hard candies.

Photo of ArizonaDave
4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chefjohn15
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of winningwes91
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tasted 2013 vintage against 2014. Both were fantastic, but the freshness of 2014 blew 2013 out of the water.

Photo of MJW211
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing all around everything about it is amaszing .

Photo of Harvest06
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McStagger
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bourassa23
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EJXL
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zbrown2307
4.55/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewaha
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2013 vintage. Very similar to bcbs up front. Nice syrupy bourbon flavor with a charcoal backbone. The improvement of this over the original is the coffee aftertaste. It rounds out the beer so well. Fortunate to have had the chance to try this. Merry Xmas!

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,492 ratings.