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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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5,956 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,956
Reviews: 1,071
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,705
Gots: 2,447 | FT: 203
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:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-22-2010

2013 Release - Intelligentsia ‘Los Inmortales’
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2010 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans
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Ratings: 5,956 | Reviews: 1,071
Photo of Boccu
4.95/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with light head into snifter. Full of flavor. Slight burn that fades to coffee flavor. Very well made.

Photo of jlsims04
4.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. One of the best coffee stouts I have had.

Photo of tjk135
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

just an all time great beer right here. Roasted malts, coffee and bourbon barrel in perfect harmony.

Photo of KBrady
4.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh bottle of 2014, about 1 month old when I cracked it open on Christmas morning into my Stone IRS goblet. Poured a thick, creamy black with a short but gorgeous tan head. Smelled mostly of bourbon with minimal coffee notes. It tasted every bit of the 13% ABV, as many BA brews do, and I was hoping for a bit more coffee flavor than I got. Still, it was excellent and I hope I can get more in the future

Photo of tapperm
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Superb brew. Best of the variants I've had.

Photo of jcflorian
4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The best of the Bourbon Counties. And that is really saying something,

Absolutely fantastic beer. Should be #1 overall in my opinion

Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Bourbon County was quite elusive until a couple weeks ago when I was able to have it on tap. Delicious, wish I could have bought some bottles.

Photo of MissSmisje
4.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: opaque black. S: roasted coffee and bourbon, with a little chocolate, vanilla, and tobacco. T: extremely well balanced, rich roasted coffee, bourbon, cacao,
A hint of vanilla and oak. Warm finish With hints of fruity coffee. F: heavy mouthfeel but not syrupy. Delicious.

Photo of Eidel18
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 is drinking beautifully right now

Photo of BuccoFan
4.57/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a stout you have to have at some point. Completely lives up to hype.

Photo of MorpheusIPA
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best stout I have ever had. The first sip was so amazing- with so many flavors coming forth. The coffee isn't overpowering. Chocolate and roasted goodness shine through. A beautiful beer in a distinguished bottle.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.34/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewing 2014 vintage in early 2015. Tasted alongside 2010-2013 for a full vertical.

Appearance: pours a deep walnut color. small tan head with weak retention and no lacing. small brown viscosity as it swirls around the glass. dark and completely opaque.

Smell: coffee, slightly towards the stale end of the spectrum. chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon.

Taste: opens up with coffee, has a hint of fresh coffee to it before become stale and old. bourbon and a bit of booze come in. the back end is weak but has notes of dark fruits and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: heavy and viscous. some alcohol warmth. some coffee bitterness.

Overall: the freshest one is easily the best of the bunch as I expected. that said I'm not to impressed with it. the coffee already tastes slightly stale and only gets worse with ages. the coffee takes away the complexity of dark fruits and sweet malts that stand out in the standard version.

Photo of Tbub18
4.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Buddy of mine opened a 2011 bottle. Unfortunately the coffee fell off and as a result it was pretty boozy. I wouldn't age this one guys...

Photo of chickenwing
4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review of 2014. Tasted along with 2013

Photo of mmcurran
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

And I thought the stout was amazing. Wow. Definitely deserves the rating.

Photo of BeerNW
4.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got to try a 2013 bottle that I had aged for a bit over a year. The coffee is still so prominent with a nice bitter bite but just a fantastic smooth sweet finish. The 13.4% ABV has mellowed out but is still present without distracting from the great flavors of this beer. Very, very well done.

Photo of DockHops
4.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

one of the best beers i have ever had

Photo of Pasearelli
4.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deepest coffee richness I could find in a brew. Mouthfeel is thick, sweet, and slick from the oils of the beans and the roast lingers in the best way.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 2013 into a duvel tulip

A. Pours an almost black /brown motor oil with 1 finger of cappuccino colored head that resides quickly.

S. Notes of bourbon, mocha, roasted malts, vanilla. Smells like a brownie with alcohol.

T. The coffee is very pronounced from the regular variant. If BCBS can get any better it's with coffee. It carries huge through the aftertaste. Lovin this!

M. IMO BCBS is the perfect body for BA stout. So 5 here. Thick with some carbonation.

O. I love reg BCBS. But this takes the cake. That coffee really hits it off. Everything is perfect besides it should have a better appearence and aroma. dont get alot of coffee there. But nonetheless if there is a beer that deserves almost a perfect it's this. One of the best stouts i've had!

Photo of zotzot
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would argue this is the best beer in the world, or the best I've ever had
I come from Vermont and like Vermont IPA, but this is much better than Heady Topper.

The taste and mouth feel are awesome.
Beautiful dark black

Photo of mdmarvich
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2013) Perfect. I love you Heady, but BCBCS is the best beer out there.

Photo of G_Z_a
3.89/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great stout. Very drinkable, although any beer that tastes more like coffee than beer is not going to get higher than a 4 from me.

Photo of Seeker_11
4/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, but definitely not top ten worthy. Vanilla rye is way better.

Photo of JonCaytion
3.9/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thick, complex, full of coffee. A bit boozy

Photo of Beerguykirk
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mouthfeel is full and coats your mouth with a rush of coffee, chocolate, chewy brownies, and a slight touch of Bourban. Alcohol is hidden so you would never think you were drinking a beer that comes in at almost 13%. World class and a beer that must be on every stout fans top 5.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,956 ratings.